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    Senior Member DMCVegas's Avatar
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    There are lots of ways to earn safety exemptions from crash testing. One way is for low-volume production vehicles that will not result in mass-casualties thanks to limited production. You commonly see this with convertibles. But then you also have the other safety considerations such as DOT-approved external lighting. The biggest one of all are emissions requirements. Especially in the 80's when European vehicles were still cheating on power numbers by using leaded fuels (which everyone incorrectly blamed on Fuel Injection).

    If you import a vehicle which is over 25 years old that was not originally intended for the U.S. market, you can be granted an exemption and they will allow the vehicle into the United States to be titled & operated on public roads.

    But this Venturi? Nope. It's been hidden this whole time and never properly imported. That makes it illegal. Even if it WAS 25 years or older, which it isn't. Even if this car survived until it's 25th birthday, there is no guarantee that it still won't be seized by the Feds due to the illegal importation. Too much of a risk for any buyer.
    Robert

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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    Sadly I am inclined to agree with you, I don't think this car was legally imported and it would be a long, expensive and possibly futile effort to register it in the USA. Pity
    Nick A.
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    Senior Member DMC5180's Avatar
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    I like how a law says your vehicle is unsafe and illegal to poses if its less than 25 years old. But as soon as it turns 25, It's legal and safe enough to drive anywhere we care too.

    I get the intent of what they are trying to do. They assume that once a car is that old most people would have forgotten about them and just wouldn't go through the trouble to bring one into the country.
    DENNIS

    VIN 5180, Frame 3652, STAGE I, DM-eng Solid State Solutions (RPM Rly, Dm.Lt.Mod., Fan Fail Mod. , FAN Rly, HS.Rly) , HID sealed beam style headlights, SPAX user since 2009, Eibach springs, Mid-State Club Adj. Rear LCA's, DPNW poly-sway bar kit, DMCEU LCA Stabilizer link kit, DMCMW Illuminated door sills, Aussie Illuminated SS Shifter plate, GENUINE MOMO EVO Steering wheel, DELOREANA Extended View Side Mirrors w/ Heaters, DELOREANA LED Door Lights.

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    My VIN:    04194: 5-Speed, Black Int, 79 Peugeot 604 Manifold, 05052: 5-Speed, Gray Int, 78 Peugeot 604 manifol

    This one is a true engine donor car and might be of interest to LA area forum members. Heck core K-Jet parts would be worth the asking price alone. If I was in LA I would pull the engine, sell the K-jet parts and scrap the car.

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...382654631.html
    Andrew
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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    Damn, we missed one 262C recently.

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    Could have been yours for only $216,000 with free attached car.
    Dermot
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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    1980 262C in GA

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Volvo-...1atQdn&vxp=mtr

    With a respray this could be a really nice ride
    Nick A.
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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    Nick A.
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    Nick A.
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    1988 BMW 325iS
    1982 DeLorean DMC-12

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    Nick A.
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    1982 DeLorean DMC-12

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