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Hello guys,
off the topic i guess...anyone from the USA...would you know for how long i can bring the car to the USA and drive it there with foreign numberplates before i have to re-register it?
also, how does it work? can i just bring Euro E36 M3 with an engine different from the one with which it is sold in the usa? or i'd have to modify it to comply with regulations? or if i dont change the plates i dont have to do it?
finally does anyone know where can i ask about it to know all this stuff for sure?
thank you for any comments


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Originally posted by KnightRider:
Hello guys,
off the topic i guess...anyone from the USA...would you know for how long i can bring the car to the USA and drive it there with foreign numberplates before i have to re-register it?
also, how does it work? can i just bring Euro E36 M3 with an engine different from the one with which it is sold in the usa? or i'd have to modify it to comply with regulations? or if i dont change the plates i dont have to do it?
finally does anyone know where can i ask about it to know all this stuff for sure?
thank you for any comments


Call Dick Merrit from the DOT at 202.366.5300. He can advise what needs to be done to bring a euro-spec car into the U.S.



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thanks Parkerfe

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Here's is some additional information:
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/imp-exp2/informal/car.htm

Excerpt:

The following vehicles need not conform to emission or safety requirements but may NOT be sold in the U.S. and may require EPA and DOT declarations:

-Those imported by nonresidents for personal use not exceeding one year. The vehicle must be exported at the end of that year-no exceptions or extensions.

MOTORISTS VISITING THE UNITED STATES as tourists from countries that have ratified the Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949 may drive in the U.S. for one year with their own national Iicense plates (registration tags) on their cars and with their own personal driver's licenses.
 

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Ivory,
thank you, i found it useful, hate paperwork though and one year is not enough


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