Here’s why you still can’t legally buy a brand-new replica car

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Here's why you still can't legally buy a brand-new replica car originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 2 Nov 2019 11:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Government rule-making delays are why you still can’t buy a New DeLorean

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Low-volume carmakers like DeLorean can't build any cars until the EPA and NHTSA finish some long-overdue rulemaking.

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Government rule-making delays are why you still can't buy a New DeLorean originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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New law paves way for more replica vintage cars

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A provision in the recently passed highway bill means that boutique manufacturers can create 325 reproduction vehicles a year with government certification. Customers can buy these vehicles with a full powertrain, and the makers can export them to some other countries.

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New law paves way for more replica vintage cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Say hello to the first US-legal 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R

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The first 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R imported into the US under the 25-year exemption

Even before the 2015 Nissan GT-R and GT-R Nismo arrive to rewrite the handbook on Nissan's halo car, here we have the first 1989 R32 GT-R - the 276-horsepower coupe that started it all - to be officially and legally imported under the 25-year exemption. We don't have any information on it beyond the fact that it's here and it's legal, since the blog post at GTRUSAblog.com didn't want to swamp its new owner with questions and friend requests.

But we're told the owner's name is Trevor, and by having his DOT HS7 and EPA 3520-1 paperwork ready to go and filled out properly he was able to drive his GT-R across the border from Canada and into the US on the first day of the New Year. We have no idea where he's headed but it probably isn't California, as the Sunshine Golden State has much more stringent regulations than the federal government as to what cars will be allowed on its roads. But now that the naughtiest Nissan has turned 25 and is open for business, we figure we'll be seeing a few more of them in every state. Here's a primer on what it takes if you want to import one of your own.

Say hello to the first US-legal 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jan 2014 10:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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