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    Default Legal Question

    Is it possible and legal for my girlfriend, a citizen of Switzerland, to bring her own 2006 Land Rover 130 Crew Cab pickup registered in Switzerland to the US and sell it here? Any experiences? Thanx, Tomas

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    In short, as Kevin said: no.

    The vehicle would be allowed in as a temporary tourist vehicle under her passport but she could not register it or sell it in the USA.

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    Well,

    Maybe. It would have to be a listed vehicle that the USDOT says is legal to be imported (I don't think so...no airbags.) If it is listed, it would have to be imported by/to a registered importer, who would then make the appropriate modifications to bring it up to DOT spec. (think $$$$) and then go through the title process.

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    She could do a temp import for 1 year, but after that she would have to export again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hltoppr
    Well,

    Maybe. It would have to be a listed vehicle that the USDOT says is legal to be imported (I don't think so...no airbags.) If it is listed, it would have to be imported by/to a registered importer, who would then make the appropriate modifications to bring it up to DOT spec. (think $$$$) and then go through the title process.

    In a nutshell...

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    Bring it in as an offroad vehicle or show vehicle. YOu could never get an onroad title for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary in ohio
    Bring it in as an offroad vehicle or show vehicle. YOu could never get an onroad title for it.
    i think if it comes in under a visa, it gotta leave.
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    The off road, show, event entry is for 6 mos only, not permanent. Graham nailed it. She could bring it in for a year as diplomats do. The bond (to insure the truck leaves with you) that would need to be posted would make it prohibitively expensive. Since the engines in all Defender's (rover diesels) past 97 are not EPA appoved engines, and the truck wouldn't meet DOT air bag requirements, its virtually impossible to bring the truck into compliance so that it could stay. There are a couple of importers that handle special military imports for our armed forces. These importers are given the ability to import a couple of non-compliant trucks a year. Back in the late 80's early 90's Rovers North was able to bring in a few 130's through some sort of similar loop hole. There is a company in RI called Land Rover Special Vehicles that is rumored to have this ability currently. Pretty sure they will only use it to bring in a brand new one for resale though.

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