A group of friends and I play poker every week, for as long as I can remember. We’ve gotten together at my condo to play cards, drink beer, gripe about our wives, and talk about cars. We have all constantly been major car enthusiasts, and we’ve constantly dreamed about importing pricey Japanese cars; Unfortunately, even though the two of us all have always wanted to have our own right-hand drive Japanese high-performance car here in the States, it’s difficult to get the proper legal work and documentation in order to import those kinds of vehicles.
My poker buddies and I have talked about it for years, however we never really took it seriously until my buddy Tim told us last week at the card game that he had gotten in touch with a specialty importer down south. This importer specializes in bringing right-hand drive cars from Japan into the US, using the twenty-more than four year exemption rule. That just means that as long as the car is at least twenty-five years old, it can be imported without having to follow a ton of rules and regulations. It also means that there are much fewer fees and financial hoops to jump through.
Tim has been talking to one of these JDM importers about buying one of these cars! I can’t imagine that he’s considering legally importing, registering, making street legal, and insuring one of these JDM vehicles. I never thought that any of us would take our enthusiasm for cars to the next level by dealing with an honest-to-goodness Japanese car importer.