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1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO : Show or Display Exemption

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Date: 2020-02-26
Igor (from Croatia) offered 27000 usd
Seller's notes: "This is a 1990 vehicle that has been imported to the US legally, under the Show or Display exemption. Over 21 years old in original unmodified configuration, EPA exempt. Please see link below for information about California. BNR32-100167 73,000 km showing"
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Nissan
Model: GT-R
Year: 1980
Type: Coupe
Color: Gunmetal Grey
Mileage: 73,000
Engine: RB26DETT
Transmission: 5 speed
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: NISMO Skyline GT-R
Interior Color: Grey
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO : Show or Display Exemption for sale

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  • 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO : Show or Display Exemption
  • 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO : Show or Display Exemption

1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO R32 GT-R for sale.  This vehicle was imported into the US under the Show or Display exemption. This allows vehicles that were never originally certified for the US to be imported and be exempt from NHTSA/DOT requirements. much like the 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R will be in 2014.  Over 21 years old vehicles are EPA exempt in their original configuration.  Once this car turns 25 years old in 2015. it will no longer be a Show or Display car. so the mileage will be unlimited. just like any 1990 vehicle imported.  This is a legally imported Nismo version of the 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. imported to the US under the Show or Display exemption. This vehicle is over 21 years old. and EPA exempt. With the Show or Display exemption it does not need to meet NHTSA requirements.  There were a total of 560 Nismo versions produced. 500 were sold to the public. Nissan kept 60 of the cars to use as a base for race cars. This car is chassis number 167.  BNR32-100167.  

Give us a call at 323-645-0229 with any questions.

Vehicle is located at our car dealership in Ontario. California. We are a licensed and bonded California car dealer.   863 W. Holt Blvd. Ontario. CA 91762.

Vehicles are sold AS/IS.

Unless otherwise stated. these vehicles are not able to be registered in California until brought into compliance.  Please check your local laws before bidding on this vehicle. Contact with any questions

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We provide a fast. reliable service to our customers to ensure they get the car they want. With International Vehicle Importers you won't have to worry about side-stepped regulations. improper paperwork. or unnecessary risks -- we will only assist in the import of vehicles that have been deemed legal for road use in the USA. We have been exporting vehicles overseas for over 25 years. We have been importing cars to the US for over 15 years. There is no one else with more specific experience importing vehicles.

Right Hand Drive - http://www. gtrusablog. com/2014/04/is-it-legal-to-drive-right-hand-drive. html

In order to be lawfully manufactured or imported for sale in the U. S. . a motor vehicle must comply with all applicable FMVSS issued by NHTSA(unless it is 25 years old. in that case it is exempt from FMVSS). It is possible for a right-hand drive (RHD) vehicle to be manufactured in compliance with the FMVSS.

California - http://www. importavehicle. info/2013/04/direct-import-vehicles-1975-or-newer. html

Direct Import(or Gray Market) vehicles are vehicles that were manufactured outside the United States for which the original manufacturer did not obtain California or Federal certification.  The EPA normally covers direct import vehicles under the ICI program. but if a vehicle is going to be registered in California. it needs to meet the California Direct Import requirements.

Any vehicle 1975 or newer needs to meet these standards otherwise it is not legal to register it in California. A vehicle model year 1975 or older doesn't need a smog(in use test) in California. So there is actually a 1 year gap between the two rules. 1974 or older does not need to meet California direct import requirements. 1975 would need to meet direct import requirements(FTP testing). but then would not need to be smogged after the initial direct import requirements are met.

1976 or newer needs to be smogged in California every 2 years

1975 or newer must meet Direct Import requirements(FTP testing)

1974 or older exempt from smog and direct import requirements

For more information on 25 year old vehicles you can read : http://www. motoiq. com/MagazineArticles/ID/3198/Vehicle-Importation-Understanding-the-25-Year-Old-Rule. aspx

- 02/22/'90 BNR32 NISMO Announced(03/11 Shipped)
Air intake in front bumper Sub rear spoiler added Side protector modified Protection net removed Air guide for intercooler newly added Special Turbine Special exhaust manifold No ABS. rear windshield wiper  Only available gunmetal color

For more information on Show or Display - http://www. showordisplay. com/2012/12/1990-nissan-nismo-skyline-r32-gt-r. html
The Nismo R32 GT-R was sold as a homologation special for racing starting February 22. 990. The 500 sold cars. and the fact that it was meant as a base for the race cars meant that it was a perfect candidate for the Show or Display exemption. Show or Display was a rule that allowed for certain historically or technologically significant vehicles to be imported to the US on a permanent basis without meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards. The rules allow for the cars to be driven up to 2500 miles per year. but they still need to meet EPA standards.  With the 1990 Nismo being over 21 years old. it is EPA exempt in its original configuration.
The maximum this vehicle can be driven under the Show or Display exemption is 2500 miles per year. until it is 25 years old. then it will be exempt from the 2500 mile per year limitation.  Please see the application for more info.  

The full verbiage of the Show or Display rule:

July 7. 2003

A rule permitting entry of nonconforming motor vehicles for purposes of show or display became effective on August 13. 1999. If you wish to import a vehicle for show or display. you must apply to NHTSA for permission to do so and establish that the vehicle is of such historical or technological significance that it is in the public interest to show or display the vehicle in the United States even though it would be difficult or impossible to bring the vehicle into compliance with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards. This provision is intended to facilitate the importation of historically or technologically significant vehicles that were never certified by their manufacturer for sale in the United States.

If you would like to know before purchasing a foreign vehicle whether NHTSA would determine that it is eligible for importation for show or display. you should submit an Application for Determination That a Motor Vehicle is Eligible for Show or Display and provide the information set out below in item 6d of the section entitled How You May Apply for Permission to Import. If NHTSA decides the vehicle is eligible for importation. you may then purchase the vehicle and submit a formal application containing the other information required. You should also consult the approved/disapproved listing at http://www. showordisplay. com/p/approved-vehicles. html to learn which vehicles the agency has already determined eligible for show or display and which vehicles it has determined to be ineligible.


In determining whether a vehicle is eligible for importation for show or display. NHTSA will consider the following factors. among others:
1. Whether a vehicle of the same make. model. and model year was manufactured and certified for sale in the United States.
2. Whether a vehicle of the same make. model. and model year has been determined eligible for importation pursuant to 49 CFR Part 593.
3. Whether the vehicle is currently in production.
4. Whether more than 500 of the vehicles were produced.
5. Whether the vehicle is a kit car. replica. or special construction vehicle.

If the answer to any of the above is affirmative. you should not expect NHTSA to grant permission for importation. If the answer to item 4 is affirmative. the applicant must establish that the vehicle is of exceptional technological and/or historical significance.


A vehicle eligible for Show or Display may receive NHTSA approval to be driven on the highway. The odometer must not register more than 2. 00 miles in a 12-month period. NHTSA approval of limited on-road use is to allow the vehicle to be driven to and from nearby displays of similar automobiles. Another reason permission is granted is to maintain the vehicle's engine. braking. lighting. and other dynamic systems in good working order. The vehicle is still required to meet EPA requirements. If the original engine in the vehicle will be replaced with a non-original engine to meet EPA requirements. it must be identified in your application since it may impact on the technological or historical significance of the vehicle.


Your signed application must include. at a minimum:

1. Your name. address. phone number. and FAX number.
2. Vehicle identification – make. model. model year. VIN or chassis number. engine number. date of manufacture and mileage.
3. Location where you will store the vehicle in the United States.
4. Statement describing use on the public roads. if intended. If on-road use is requested. identify the Independent Commercial Importer (ICI) that will modify the vehicle to bring it into conformity with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency.
5. Basis for the application.
6. Attachments:
1. Photographs – ¾ frontal. ¾ rear. interior. odometer reading and special features (if appropriate).
2. Document from manufacturer or recognized historical source. identifying total production (production verification).
3. Proof of insurance conditioned on limited on-road use (not more than 2. 00 miles accumulated in any 12-month period).
4. Identification of vehicle's:
1. Technological significance – You must identify (be specific) the technology. engineering. and construction features of the vehicle that are advanced and of an unusual nature not commonly found in motor vehicles manufactured in the same time period; or
2. Historical significance – You must identify the historical significance of the vehicle. If a person of historical significance owned the vehicle. you must submit proof that this person owned the vehicle. If the vehicle was the first or last vehicle of a particular model. you must establish this through the manufacturer's documentation or. if this is not available. through a recognized historical source. If the vehicle was "one of a kind. you must establish this also.

A vehicle in California is not smog exempt unless it is 1975 or older. so there will be a significant extra cost in bringing it into compliance with California standards.  If you want to have the car in California contact me prior to bidding.

http://www. autoblog. com/2012/12/12/show-or-display-rule-used-to-import-pair-of-skylines-into-the/

In the United States vehicles over 25 years old are Department of Transportation (DOT) exempt from meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards(FMVSS).  At over 21 years old cars are Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) exempt.  To meet California smog exemption requirements. the car must be older than 1976. To have a newer car meet California requirements. it can be very expensive. and sometimes very difficult to comply. The 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R turns 25 years old August. 2014. It is currently legal to import 1988 year vehicles to the United States. that were never originally sold in the US. under the 25 year rule.

We can help you organize payment. get the car deregistered. and arrange shipping of a Show or Display car. or another vehicle over 25 years old to the US. Once its on its way to the US. we will organize the customs brokering and paperwork clearance for you. Then once its here. and legally imported. we will arrange transportation to your location. and assist with registering your over 25 year old car.

Typical additional costs to import your own vehicle from Japan include:
Auction Fee Inland Transport Japan R International Fee Ocean Freight Freight Forwarder Japan THD Fee Express Mail and Money order THD ISF Filing Bond and Surety Fee 2. 5 % Tarriff 0. 3464 Processing Fee Customs Entry Fee US Transport

For the last 25 years. we have been involved in the vehicle export and import business. Over those years we have shipped thousands of cars overseas. Cars. trucks. boats RV's. trailers. and motorcycles to Japan. Australia. and New Zealand. We have experience in both container and Ro-Ro shipping.

Importation is not difficult if you know what you are doing. but if you do it wrong. you can end up with huge shipping charges. and the possibility of getting your cargo seized.  Our experience will ensure that you will minimize any risks associated with vehicle import.

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