Are Nissan Skylines and Toyota Supras Illegal in the US?

I've been hearing alot that Nissan Skylines and Toyota Supras are illegal even with their original parts due to out speeding cop cars... But I keep searching Wikipedia and all I get is that they stopped the production.

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Answers:

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No, they are not illegal.

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For any car to be sold in the U.S., it must pass certain federal mandates. Emissions and crash testing.

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Any manufacturer who wishes to sell in the U.S., must pass these tests for the vehicle to be sold here.

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One example, Chery Cars from China, wanted to import vehicles here, but it wouldn't pass U.S. crash standards, so they didn't bother and will maybe wait till the next generation IF they pass our standards.

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In the case of the Pontiac GTO, it's really an Austrlian Holden Monaro. In Australia, their crash standards require that the frontal structure of the vehicle be VERY rigid (for Kangaroo/animal collissions)... As in, "No Crumple Zones", like they are required in the U.S. So for GM to import that vehicle into the U.S., they had to "soften" some parts in the frontal crash section, and remove a piece or 2, to make it compatible.

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If a vehicle isn't sold here, maybe the manufacturer doesn't warranty the expense, or find a business plan that works for them.

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The U.S. government wouldn't care if the vehicle is very fast because if the person does wish to exercise that option, there's cameras, helicopters, registration, addresses...they can easily be tracked down.

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Hope this helps...

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I have a friend with a Supra and also know a guy with a Skyline. They have no problems registering the vehicles, so I guess they are legal in the US.

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yes in their stock JDM or out of US form they are illegal they have to be sent through a procedure to make them legal in us. but if they were bought new here in the us then they are legal and the cops have to just suck it up that they slow!!LOL but yea as proof check this web site out under toyota in the videos section

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yess they're legal.
and yeah toyota stopped production of the supra a few years ago.

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idk about the skylines.

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i know someone with a supra (heavily modified of course) and he's never had a problem outside of actually speeding or doing something else that's illegal. the car itself doesn't cause any problems though.

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Why would a car be illegal...the companies just don't release them here. I've only seen skylines in japan, but toyota supras are pretty common in the US. And Supras are no longer in production (anywhere i think).

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No maybe you heard that skylines were banned from some race (I forget which) because they dominated too much. The reason we dont have skylines is because they dont make them for us, you can get one and the seat will be on the wrong side.

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Supras I see all the time.

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I live in California, Here is the law for california registration. skylines were never available at the dealership hence it is not an "smog approved vehicle". so If you bring it into the united states, it only for race purposes only. (or track use) If you bring it into the country, it will get stopped at customs.

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here is a sernaro for cars brought in piece by piece.

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Registration Requirements for Home-Made, Specially Constructed, or Kit Vehicles
A "home-made, specially constructed, or kit vehicle" is a vehicle that is built for private use, not for resale, and is not constructed by a licensed manufacturer or remanufacturer. These vehicles may be built from a kit, new or used parts, a combination of new and used parts, or a vehicle reported for dismantling (junked) that, when reconstructed, does not resemble the original make of the vehicle that was dismantled.

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A specially constructed vehicle (SPCNS) does not include a vehicle that has been repaired or restored to its original design by replacing parts or a vehicle modified from its original design.

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Example: A Volkswagen "Beetle" with modified fenders, engine compartment lid, and front end, but still recognizable as a Volkswagen is not considered a specially constructed vehicle.

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NOTE: The registration requirements for kit commercial vehicles are the same as for specially constructed vehicles.

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The Registration Requirements are:

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A completed Application for Title or Registration (REG 343).
A vehicle verification done by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). You must start your application process with the DMV prior to contacting the CHP for a vehicle verification. DMV verifies trailers with an unladen weight of 6,000 pounds or less.
A completed Statement of Construction (REG 5036).
Proof of ownership, such as invoices, receipts, manufacturers’ certificates of origin, bills of sale, or junk receipts for the major component parts (engine, frame, transmission, and body).

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NOTE: A motor vehicle bond is required when proof of ownership cannot be obtained for parts valued a $5,000 or more.
Official brake and light adjustment certificates. When an official brake and light station that inspects specific vehicles such as motorcycles and large commercial vehicles is not located within a reasonable distance, DMV will accept a Statement of Facts (REG 256) from a repair shop attesting that the brakes and lights are in proper working order. Brake and light certificates are not required for off-highway vehicles or trailers weighing less than 3,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
A weight certificate for commercial vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or less.
An emission control inspection (smog check) by a Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Referee Station. For information on SPCNS Certificates of Sequence click here. To make an appointment at a BAR Referee Station, call 1-800-622-7733.
All fees due.
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