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 Posted: Feb 23, 2017 08:13AM
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Just for the sake of discussion how does this situation apply to race cars? If someone was to import a vintage Mini racecar what problems might they run into?

If racecars can be imported with little trouble how much of a racer do they need to be? Is a simple rollbar enough?

Of course I understand if a car is brought in as a dedicated racer it won't be allowed on the street. Here in California a racer (or any car) can be returned to the street after being inspected for vin number, safety equipment and emissions.

I'm not planning on doing this (I have enough projects) only thinking out loud. 

John

 Posted: Feb 22, 2017 11:21AM
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guys..  just saw the photos of the engine bay..  seems this PRICK.. david ellison MOVED the vin plate from the left inner wing to behind the carb on the firewall..  this is VIN TAMPERING  to say the least .  so looks like the shortie is going back to england.. I have   Been in touch with my contact at Scotland Yard today. london  .  lets HOPE ellison does the right thing for ONCE and refunds  ron ( beane1).. NO chance the mini can be imported to the usa..  will update soon. after Ron files with I Justice. ( small claims there in the UK.. later bc

 Posted: Feb 22, 2017 09:35AM
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CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by maj4479
Finally, someone actually doing something instead of typing an automotive eulogy.  And, hope all goes well and well done Mini/Moke community.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimfai
way to go bill,   hope it works out for him.

+1

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 07:45PM
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Finally, someone actually doing something instead of typing an automotive eulogy.  And, hope all goes well and well done Mini/Moke community.

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 07:41PM
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ron.. I just sent you link for small claims court in the UK.. called I justice..  cost is about 600 quid.. but easy to get FULL amount REFUNDED with that prick David Ellison at Mountain Minis off ebay.com/ ebay.co.uk   Ellison has dozens of minis SEIZED in the USA and Mexico.    Even more of scam artist than BP and ML put together..  later bc

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 06:08PM
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Thanks for everything Bill, your awesome!

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 03:19PM
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way to go bill,   hope it works out for him.

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 02:12PM
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ron..  good chatting with you today.. made couple calls to CBP.   on the case.. talk to later in the week..  get me those two photos and you should be OK.. later bc

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 08:55AM
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Originally Posted by Alex
It might be $8000 in Utah, but that translates to £6,400 and it simply isn't worth that much money here.
Don't forget shipping is included Alex.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 07:47AM
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emailing you off line now..  

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 07:32AM
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64mini@comcast.net

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 07:10AM
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How can you help me and how much?
Thanks

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 07:02AM
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beane1..  also. you have realize that CBP is going to charge you storage on this mini.. I have seen storage ( as  CBP calls Demerrage ( sp?) as high as $250 PER day.. and alex you are quite right some MM might  be STUPIC enough pay $8000 in Utah.  I might be  able help you. BUT It would cost you dearly..  later bc

 Posted: Feb 21, 2017 05:12AM
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I had to try

 Posted: Feb 20, 2017 09:08PM
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It might be $8000 in Utah, but that translates to £6,400 and it simply isn't worth that much money here.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Feb 20, 2017 08:32PM
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beane1.. I really do NOT think you are going to get $8000 for mini in JAIL with CBP.. and then have to ship back to the UK on their DIME.  assume you would have to pay VAT to import if NOT 30 years and older?? bc

 Posted: Feb 20, 2017 07:39PM
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Oops it was suppose to be 8000.00 dollars, sorry

 Posted: Feb 20, 2017 07:19PM
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 guys..  thinks have really changed in last few years.. first there was TWIC cards.. then SCAC cards and then ACE approval.  then  US CUSTOMS 10 +2 ISF.. filing  2 days PRIOR to being shipping from foreign port.. then   CBP/ DHS.. listening to BAD info from Jag/ Land rover  North America and they jumped up and SEIZED 78 land rover 90/110 that Dr Aaron Richardt / GB 4X4 ( patterson auto sales) in Wilimington NC..  and then thanks to Pro Bono work of the Defender of the Defenders.. Will Hendrick .. ALL the 78 land rover were returned to their owners last year..  ever since then..  CBP has gone to the LETTER of the law.. over enforcing the all imported vehicles MUST be ALL original with OEM. engines. trannys, glass, headlights,  seat belts.  and even doors.  just way of life.. and this is NOT going to change  any time soon IF EVER..  deal with it..importing NOW is NOT for amateurs  or arm chair experts..  too many things can go horribly wrong..    later bc

 Posted: Feb 20, 2017 06:55PM
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Me too, I hope it don't come to that!

 Posted: Feb 20, 2017 06:43PM
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800 pounds or dollars ?

I just hate to think of a car being crushed...

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

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