Alan Cesar Associate Editor
April 6, 2012 11:53 p.m.

Somebody tell me this isn't real so I don't go buy it right now.

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/ctd/2930127574.html

JFX001 SuperDork
April 6, 2012 11:55 p.m.

Oh...I need a moment.

irish44j SuperDork
April 6, 2012 11:56 p.m.

the pictures don't look to be taken in Florida.....more like in Europe.

Appleseed PowerDork
April 7, 2012 3:00 a.m.

I only need one kidney, right?

The_Jed HalfDork
April 7, 2012 7:10 a.m.

sachilles Dork
April 7, 2012 8:15 a.m.

I remember European Car mag did an article on a place down that way that imported these. I'd love one. However, I am poor.

icaneat50eggs Reader
April 7, 2012 9:08 a.m.

On Any other website a thread with escort in the title followed by comments like this would mean I can't click on the link at work

92CelicaHalfTrac MegaDork
April 7, 2012 9:15 a.m.

It will be as soon as the first canoe comes through.

MG Bryan Dork
April 7, 2012 9:45 a.m.

I wouldn't gamble my money on it even if it is in Florida. I want one of those in bad way, but I'll wait till it's legal.

oldeskewltoy HalfDork
April 7, 2012 11:41 a.m.

Damn... thought you were talking about one of these....

z31maniac
z31maniac UberDork
April 7, 2012 11:53 a.m.

Hnnnnngg

Alan Cesar Associate Editor
April 7, 2012 12:32 p.m.
MG Bryan wrote: I wouldn't gamble my money on it even if it is in Florida. I want one of those in bad way, but I'll wait till it's legal.

My lawyer friend says, "The 93-95s have NHTSA/FMVSS import ban exemption numbers. All you need to do to import one is to have a registered importer bring it to FMVSS safety standards and have it registered in your state. Essentially, it just needs to pass a state inspection ... And Florida is one of the easiest to pass."

belteshazzar UltraDork
April 7, 2012 12:34 p.m.

go!

belteshazzar UltraDork
April 7, 2012 12:37 p.m.

hey, i got your email.

blueafro
blueafro New Reader
April 7, 2012 1:07 p.m.

Sun International Racing federalized a handful of Escort Cosworths in the '90s.

Their website has very little info about it now ( http://www.sunspeed.com/one.html ):

"SIR has US EPA Engine Family Certifications (EPA & CARB) and DOT Certifications ( safety standards) for the Renault 5 Turbo, Ford Escort RS Cosworth. SIR is the official manufacturer."

darkbuddha Reader
April 8, 2012 8:46 p.m.

Small turbo models like the one listed are apparently legal for import and federalization. Ain't cheap (I've heard as much as $10k from a knowledgeable and experienced source), so if it's already federalized and stateside, it's worth the premium. But $24.5k is a bit pricey still.

What is heartbreaking (no pun intended) is this: http://www.rscosworthbreakers.co.uk/breaking.html

MG Bryan Dork
April 8, 2012 8:49 p.m.
Alan Cesar wrote:
MG Bryan wrote: I wouldn't gamble my money on it even if it is in Florida. I want one of those in bad way, but I'll wait till it's legal.

My lawyer friend says, "The 93-95s have NHTSA/FMVSS import ban exemption numbers. All you need to do to import one is to have a registered importer bring it to FMVSS safety standards and have it registered in your state. Essentially, it just needs to pass a state inspection ... And Florida is one of the easiest to pass."

I guess I should have actually checked the list before I posted. I've registered cars in Florida. You can get tags for anything there. I'm pretty sure it would be a nightmare here though.

If it was done legally and is documented correctly, please buy it.

pinchvalve PowerDork
April 8, 2012 8:55 p.m.

I'm surprised at the left-hand drive. I thought they were a UK-only model.

NGTD Dork
April 9, 2012 9:56 a.m.
pinchvalve wrote: I'm surprised at the left-hand drive. I thought they were a UK-only model.

The actual rally versions were LHD, so they had to make some of them like that.

MG Bryan Dork
April 9, 2012 10:01 a.m.
NGTD wrote:
pinchvalve wrote: I'm surprised at the left-hand drive. I thought they were a UK-only model.

The actual rally versions were LHD, so they had to make some of them like that.

Pretty sure they were assembled by Karmann and they sold them on the continent.

docwyte Reader
April 9, 2012 10:59 a.m.

Love it! Wonder how hard it is to get parts for here...

NGTD Dork
April 9, 2012 11:29 a.m.
docwyte wrote: Love it! Wonder how hard it is to get parts for here...

Patience and money - both of which I lack

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