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post #1 of 14 Old 05-11-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Jesus H It's been 408 days

My Lambo car will finally arrive in Canada tomorrow

But I still have to wait till Tue or Wed for delivery


tic toc tic toc tic toc


I'll keep you posted

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-11-2012, 02:30 AM
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It'll be worth the wait Roberto. Nearly there now mate....

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408 days due to?

I must have missed the thread.
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it's been so long I can't wait .

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408 days due to?

I must have missed the thread.

I bought the car Last March in California knowing I might have to wait to import because of a$$ backward import laws. My Lambo fell in a grey area of 1 yr 6 month of non import into Canada because of when it was manufactured May of 97. So I had to wait for the 15yr rule of exception which fell on May 1 2012. But a 99 model or newer you could import ?????

Now car is legal lol, I tried to fight with my lawyers to bring it in but no avail. It is a stupid outdated law.

Oh well it's almost over

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Congrats.

Any idea if the 15 year rule applies to cars coming in from Europe?
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That's a long wait!

I own a Camaro 69Z28 and learned a lot about how much better a Canadian car is documented vs US which adds value.

408 days of waiting for your car to be legal is painful - we all have some crazy laws on our books to deal with.
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Congrats.

Any idea if the 15 year rule applies to cars coming in from Europe?
Not sure on your question Boxer, do you mean that all Euro cars have to wait 15yr to be admissible?

Not all cars have to wait 15 yrs, most are admissible, but the ppl that judge an auto to be admissible or not seem like they just throw a dart a board and say yes this is legal and no this is not. After some in depth searching I found out that RIV Canada (Register of Imported Vehicles) is a subsidiary of Canadian Tire a nation wide store here in Canada employed by our government for this task. It's all very fishy as all cars are required to get a federal inspection done at a Canadian Tire store . Talking to these ppl on the phone extensively you quickly realize they do not have a clue about what makes one car admissible and not another.

Import into Canada ANY CAR IS ADMISSIBLE AFTER 15YR, from any where in the world, you do not require recall letter etc.. except kit cars, you need to get special permission for them.

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Import into Canada ANY CAR IS ADMISSIBLE AFTER 15YR, from any where in the world, you do not require recall letter etc.. except kit cars, you need to get special permission for them.
Thanks. It is strange that 15 years is fine for Canada but you have to wait 25 years for the US.
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Thanks. It is strange that 15 years is fine for Canada but you have to wait 25 years for the US.

Yep, you just need to know the right people.
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Roberto, I'm happy you are getting your car soon....but you should have done what I told you and just bring it in.....seeing you in a Ferrari one day and a Lambo another when people know you......it would have been normal to them. You get pulled over., it still has US plates on it so what are they gonna do?!?!?! You created extra grey hairs for yourself.....LOL

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congrats! bet you are the only one in town with one.
bet you're right

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