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Tried posting this in the general section but I wasn't able to start a thread. Also, tried looking for a Canadian section and couldn't find that as well.

My question is if you have a registered r34 gtr in canada, can you drive your car or trailer it over into the US without issue? I'm assuming all you have to show is the title and registration and you can be on your way.

I ask this because I'm selling my fully built supra in the spring and I have a relative in canada.

I could buy an r34, have cousin register it, trailer it into the US, show customs the paperwork and tell them we'll be back, park car in garage for next 8 yrs, hands me the paper work, cousin goes home and takes the car off his name and return the plates. How does that sound?

I probably sound mad but I honestly have no problem leaving the car stored for 8 yrs until I can get the paperwork and register it as a classic.
 

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Sounds awesome, honestly. I am not sure how the whole 'I'll be back thing works'.

Honestly, its a pretty good idea. When it becomes legal, you can just 'buy' it from him and import it legally!
 

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Sounds awesome, honestly. I am not sure how the whole 'I'll be back thing works'.

Honestly, its a pretty good idea. When it becomes legal, you can just 'buy' it from him and import it legally!
Thanks! I put a lot of thought into it. Really hope there's a canadian owner that can chime in.
 

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You're allowed to drive your vehicle across country borders. People do it all the time. You're only allowed to keep your vehicle in the US up to 1 yr though. Not sure if you need special permission to do it that long though. Either way, if you're trying to import the car legally in 8 years, you'll need to bring is into the US at that point. You can't just have the car sit in Montana for 8 years and then just show up at the DMV. Honestly, what you're recommending is illegal and it makes everyone else who owns legal skylines in the US hate you. It brings much unwanted attention to the skyline scene because of people trying to scam the system.
 

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How about this idea:

You buy the Canadian R34, cousin keeps it and drives it for short periods from time to time so it doesn't turn into an unusable mess ('cause cars hate being unused for years on end and all), in eight years you bring it over legally, and in the process you avoid committing a Federal crime and also avoid giving others the same idea that could land them in jail?

Did I FIFY?

That's what I'm planning in doing with either my brother in Oz or a cousin in Canada. Legal is good, legal is awesome.
 
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