Importing Procedures for Cars Over 25 Years Old
In america vehicles over 25 yrs . old are Department of Transportation (DOT) exempt from meeting federal car 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 over the age of 1976. To experience a newer car meet California requirements, it is more expensive, and often hard to comply.

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International Vehicle Importers is currently working wih a business in Japan, R- International, giving you immediate access to Japanese car auctions. Sign through to the website, to get a free preview with the dealer auctions. There are many cars daily offered by auction. Only some of these cars meet the criteria for import to the US, but a good example of eligible cars are below.

1975 Toyota Celica

1975 Toyota Celica. The auction starts at 100,000 yen or about $1200. Twin cam, wing mirrors, great stuff.

1981 Landcruiser Diesel

1981 Toyota Landcruiser. This 4wd diesel landcruiser is a fairly rare sight in america. Diesels of the vintage are smog exempt in California.

1982 Cedric

1982 Nissan Cedric. 2 liter, turbo. wing mirrors. Cure features a Cedric in america?

1984 Nissan President

1984 Nissan President Limo. Check the plush lazyboy seats. I not really know if you could drive this, I do believe you should be “driven” inside it. This really is pimptastic.

1967 Cedric

1967 Nissan Cedric. Another very unique car. 151k km. The auction starts at 30,000 yen or about $368.

 Do you need a fresh unique project? After you have enrolled and possess a concept of what type of car you need, contact us.

IVI can help you organize payment, have the car deregistered, and arrange shipping for the US. Once its coming towards the US, we will organize the customs brokering and paperwork clearance for you. Then once its here, and legally imported, we will arrange transportation in your location, and assist with registering your over 25-year old car. E mail us for cost estimates.

Going back 22 years, we have been involved in the vehicle export and import business. Through the years we now have shipped thousands of cars overseas. Cars, trucks, boats, and motorcycles to Japan, Australia, and Nz. We now have experience in both container and Ro-Ro shipping.

Importation is not difficult knowing what you're doing, but if you're doing so wrong, it is possible to end up having huge shipping charges, and the chance of having your cargo seized. Our experience will assure you will minimize any risks associated with vehicle import.

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