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Jan 16, 2013

Importing Vehicles Over 25 Years Old to the US

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In the United States vehicles over twenty five years old are Department of Transportation (DOT) exempt from meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards(FMVSS). At over twenty one years old cars are Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)exempt. To meet California smog exemption requirements, the car must be older than 1976. To have a newer car meet California requirements, it is more expensive, and sometimes very difficult to comply. If the car is newer than 25 years old, it still might be possible to import it under the Show or Display exemption. Its legal to import vehicles over 25 years old to the US, exempt from DOT regulations. In 2013 that means vehicles from 1988 and older are legal to import.

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