How long do you have to wait to import a Skyline?

How long do you have to wait to import a Skyline?

Okay, here’s the 4 options you have for importing one yourself. Skylines (and other foreign cars) that are 25 years old are easier to import. This means that most Skyline R32’s are eligible for import now, 2018/2019. Sorry R34 owners, you’ll have to wait until 2027.

Are skylines and GT-R the same?

Skyline are the pre 35 modells. ALL Skylines and the R35, which also got the subname “GTR” are AWD. Thats what the GTR mainly stands for. Since there are no RWD versions of the R35, there is no need for the name Skyline anymore.

Why is it illegal to import a Skyline?

Long story short, the Nissan Skyline GT-R is illegal in the United States because it doesn’t meet the requirements of the 1988 Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act. The Skyline was not built with the right safety features to comply with the relevant road safety legislation.

What is the 25-year rule?

The 25-Year Import Rule This stated that any car that is 25 years or older is legal to import to the US without having to meet the United States vehicle regulations. This also meant that any car that was 24 years or younger was illegal to import to the United States.

Is a GTS4 a GT-R?

Sometimes called a “Baby GTR”, the Nissan Skyline GTS4 shares the same ATTESA All Wheel Drive system as the Skyline GTR, but not the same legendary engine. With that being said, lets look at some of the differences and similarities between these two Skyline models.

Can you legally import an R34?

There is a common misconception that R34 GT-Rs are illegal in the U.S. In most cases, that’s true—but there are exceptions. Federal law dictates that these cars are not eligible to import until they have reached 25 years of age, and this applies right down to the month of manufacture.

Is the GTS4 AWD?

The Skyline GTS4 shares the same ATTESA AWD system as the GTR.

Why didn’t the Nissan Skyline GT-R ever come to the US?

To put it simply, the Skyline GT-Rs weren’t designed to appear in the US auto market, and Nissan actually had a reason not to do so. The demands for the Skyline GTRs were quite low in America at first. American people tend to purchase from local dealers rather than importing foreign vehicles.

What is the difference between the R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R?

In its evolution from the R32, the R33 Skyline GT-R became a faster, more stable car, thanks to highly improved body stiffness, better weight distribution and optimized traction control provided by the new all-wheel drive system called “ATTESA E-TS PRO”. The R34 Skyline GT-R was introduced in 1998, and was available from 1998 to 2002.

What makes the skyline a true sports car?

With humble origins as a rather modest 4-door luxury car, the Skyline began to evolve into a performance-bred sportscar following the merger. Today the Skyline is most recognized as the influential predecessor to the modern GT-R.

Where can I buy a GT-R?

Websites such as Facebook and Reddit can be excellent places to find a GT-R for sale. Join one of the many enthusiast groups and start your search. Write a post saying you are looking to buy a GT-R and you should get some responses. These groups can also be great places to buy or sell parts and ask for advice. Owners’ Clubs