Discussion in 'Automotive' started by Angroid, Jan 21, 2013.
'70, with stock a suspected 351C.
Yeah now I think about it, I did see some phoro specials of them things in a junkyard. Japan's probably a bad idea coz of their laws & regulations. (Expensive and difficult to keep complying with those which are why the cars are off the road.)
So Scandinavia & Finland then :D
Apparently in Japan you rarely see cars on the road more than a few years old.
A buddy of mine noted this travelling, he had the idea of bringing back 3-5 yr. old cars here for re-sale.
But the red-tape killed the idea--different DIN standards or some crap. You can import a jap vehicle, but commercial importation for re-sale, not so easy. Unless you bust up the cars into components and re-assemble them here. Plus, right hand drive.
Nordics do love muscle cars--I remember picking up two touring Swedish birds with a pal in his bright yellow flip-front '57 Chevy, those chicks were prepared to do anything to ride in that baby.
Not exactly an old engine, but I want one:
BMW S85 V-10
Why? So I can put it in a Superlite SL-C like this one:
That thing sounds like some sort of prehistoric beast coming to life. Now all I have to do is come up $100,000 or so. Shit.
Shit... I actually saw one of them V10's a while back at the independent mechanic that serviced my BMW. Only problem was... it ain't running no more and never will again ... busted. It was lying outside.
I found a couple on Ebay, but's that's dubious to say the least. The car's the expensive part. Maybe I should just put it on an engine stand and listen to it idle all day long LOL
Everyone will ride in a toaster very soon, forget about cars. All your moves and purchases will be registered in a database somewhere.
Yeah, it's pretty expensive for what is essentially a grown man's toy.
Importing to Canada is a absolute nightmare, I've heard...or really pricey, if you get a broker to deal with it all. I've heard total horror stories.. like MTO/CBSA finding the most minute amount of sand, due to a improper cleaning (steam and power wash) at port of departure, then them giving you two options...load it back on a can, or see that scrap pile over there?....Bloke I know imported a MKII VW..everything was great till it went to register it and the MTO (Ontario) couldn't find his #vin in the database...He had to literally contact VW in Germany and get them to search through their records...which took years..yep..years...Get himself a new ownership and then the MTO wants the other deets..weight etc..Had to tow it to a weigh scale, tow it home and go register it. Sod has like $20000 into a 87 VW. (Car cost, import, red tape etc).
There's a few legit companies outta T.Dot that deal with imports and importing. Not cheap, but they'll get you whatever you want..but it's up to you to ensure it passes a safety and fuck knows about E-Testing..or just go the lazy way and buy one already fit for the road. Jap sports cars aren't really that much over here after a few owners smack the odometer.
Perhaps what one needs to do is to find a similar'ish model local wreck that hasn't been scrapped officially and to transfer the VIN from it to the import. More hassle & expense but possibly less hassle & expense than trying to register a new vehicle with MTO.
1942 Willies. The one behind it is a'41 and the green tub you see belongs to the one in the foreground. You can see the Charger in the background and also a 1942 Harley WLA. My gameplane today was to slap the tub on the chassis, and drive it around till I got it buried in a snowbank until spring, but tomorrow is another day. Charger is kinda on hold, but I grabbed some pieces (trim,speedo etc).
I almost bought a 1974 Satellite, running for $4000, but came to my senses.
Regarding that German tank engine...WTF???
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