WTF anyone ever import a classic vehicle from CAN to USA

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  1. Sloppyjoe

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    looking at purchasing a vehicle for my collection, is there any big deal to importing a 25+ year old car from CAN to the USA besides forms and taxes?
     
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    If you're bringing it into CA, it has to pass a smog check and you have to get a brake-and-lamp inspection done.


    ...unless its a '75 or older.
     
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    Sure.

    Trick is to pack it full of Cocaine or Molly, or some other Schedule I drug, and just drive it on over.

    They'll be so impressed by the vehicle, that they wont ask any questions about anything at all.
     
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    ...since its 25 plus i think that helps make it a lot easier for you. it can be a pita to bring in a canookauto.
     
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    WA state
     
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    genius idea
     
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    ...what kind of car?
     
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    thats why i am trying to make sure all ducks in a row before buying this car and then having it be rejected at the border. being 25+ years should reduce the amount of headache one would think
     
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    Not sure of the laws up there. CA has the strictest requirements.
     
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    you are gonna laugh


    Lada Niva

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    each time we visit the wife's family i am always threatening to walk onto a lot and buy one. this last trip she gave me the okay, but the shipping from ukraine to usa was a killer.

    found one in calgary and its age appropriate for import, just making sure all the red tape is cut out
     
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    ...just call the licensing place near you theyre really helpful. the people out in woodenville did me a solid once when i was on the brink of a fine or not to fine. id call them. im sure the website of the dmv has the in and outs there.
     
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    pretty lax for older cars. my alfa is an 81 and never needs emissions or registration again. carries a collector stamp so its good to go for as long as i can keep it on the road
     
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    I've read the biggest problem can be with warranties--and that was a story I seen about Canadians buying cars in the US and bringing them back up north while the dollars were much closer in value
    but that wouldn't apply to an older car

    so I can't really help much here I suppose
     
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    there is one here in woodinville. will probably wander in today or tomorrow
     
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    sweet!

    was just on the WA.DOL site as well.

    looks like a few forms to fill out and have at the border with the vehicle.
     
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    ...and legal weed?

    lucky
     
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    and SBR and Suppressors!!!!

    its a utopia for independent voter types like me who hate religion and love guns, old cars and lax weed laws
     
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