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  1. cgt000

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    Has anyone done a conversion on a Euro model 512M to US specs? I am leaning towards purchase of a Euro model because I cannot find a decently priced US model example.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. greyboxer

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    As I understand your rules waiting a couple of years may help to get in under the 25 yr exemption - for most models other routes are not cost-effective
     
  3. cgt000

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    In 2 years nothing needs to be done. I guess I have to buy it and keep it out of US.
     
  4. turbo-joe

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    why not buy it now and wait with registering those 2 more years? I think the conversion you have only to do when you register the car? so it is in germany. the custom does not care about.
     
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  5. cgt000

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    I don't think I could import the car to US without first getting in legalized. That means the car must remain in Europe for 2 years.
     
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    #6 turbo-joe, Mar 14, 2018
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    strange ! ! !
    if you would use the car only for racing, so never register it, then you also can not import it???

    here in germany it is absolutely no problem to import cars without registration.
    those are 2 different things: one is the import, the second the registration.
    so a friend of mine imported a car from japan and could not register it because of the exhaust emission laws. so he drives sometimes with his dealer license plate.
     
  7. cgt000

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    I was told that since the car is not on the approved list, it could not be imported until the application is approved.
     
  8. turbo-joe

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    when you use it for racing then I think there is no problem.

    also not listen what someone tell you, read the law and then you will also find a way to import the car. so you may check with the custom, not with the DMV.
    and if you would take some parts out and import it as a junk or race car? only idea from me.

    how does a car dealer there can make buisness worldwide with cars when he can not import the car? here in germany/europe we hde the possibility to ask for a "custom free zone". so you could put there goods ( also of course cars ) without paying custom tax to sell those then again out of europe ( for example to switzerland). otherwise the goods would get to expensive to pay always custom tax in the country where you store those.
    I did this about 25 years ago. but there are every strong requirements and you have to make a big deposit to the government, what you get back later when you cancel this "custom free zone"- as a private this would be not possible. if this still would work I don´t know?

    the so called "approved list" you may put a link here in that we could read this list all. I think it is from common interest this problem?
    such a list we have also in germany/europe, but this list contains drugs, copyright protected goods and military stuff. and even this you could import with some restrictions.
     
  9. SAFE4NOW

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    Curious as to what you consider a decent price in todays market?

    I have one coming my way for Service soon, that I could ask the owner for you , if they are interesting in selling.

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  10. ago car nut

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    After 25 years old, I thought cars were emission exempt?
     
  11. cgt000

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    For comparison purposes, I have located a very clean 9000 mile yellow/black with a recent major service for $235000. I am willing to pay more for a clean, low mile US model. What color is your client's M?
     
  12. cgt000

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    2 more years and the car could be imported
     
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    Red / Tan " Show Car " #4 if I remember correctly.
    Last confirmed mileage was close to 16,xxx

    Coming in for Engine Belt Service / Fluid-Filter Service / and over all " check out "

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  14. cgt000

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    PM sent
     
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    Well ..... YOU NEVER KNOW :)
     
  16. cgt000

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    Does anyone know of a Euro model 512M could be imported to Canada without a conversion?
     
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  18. turbo-joe

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    this I think meanwhile is in complete europe so? the custom tax is a euro tax, not a country tax. and in all europe this "custom tax" is equal, you only pay then additional VAT to this custom tax, and this varies from country to country.
    about the dealer license plate I don´t know in other european countries, but may be other members here could tell?
     
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