456 from Japan

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Davidspop, May 23, 2020 at 10:23 PM.

  1. Davidspop

    Davidspop Rookie

    Dec 23, 2019
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    Lance Malcolm
    So has anyone here ever purchased a 456 from Japan...and had it shipped to U.S.? If you have what was your experience, how difficult to get a 1995 cleared to register in the U.S., if anyone knows.
  2. cls

    cls Formula 3
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    Another member had one imported to Canada. I don't think you can import the Japanese cars into the US due to lack of airbag in 1995.
    When I imported mine (a North American car) I was told the car had to comply with US safety standards in effect at the time, which included airbags.
  3. tres55

    tres55 Formula 3

    Sep 18, 2012
    I don't think it matters after 25 years for the US.

    It's 15 years in Canada. I imported my 550 from Japan but don't believe it would be possible to send it to the US until the 25 year mark due to it not having EPA certification decals etc.
  4. Qavion

    Qavion F1 Rookie

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    Ian Riddell
    Won't it be right hand drive.. or won't it matter to you, Lance?
  5. Davidspop

    Davidspop Rookie

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    Lance Malcolm
    It's actually left hand drive..but I prefer the mon airbag steering wheel and dash..... it's also a 1995 so 25 years old....
  6. Davidspop

    Davidspop Rookie

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    Lance Malcolm
    Having right hand drive would up the cool factor though!
  7. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Israel Beiteinu
    #7 ralfabco, May 24, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    The Japanese F cars are LHD. FYI the 1994 Japanese 456 has no air bag. I thought at 25 years old it is no longer a concern with DOT/epa regs. No bumpers, speedometer, air bags, and pollution issues etc...
  8. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Terry H Phillips
    Affirmative, at 25 years, just a matter of paying the import duty. At least in 49 states, no telling what California's rules are. One Ferrari without smog certification could be the end of the human race.

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