Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
4/6/12 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
JFX001 SuperDork
4/6/12 11:55 p.m.

Oh...I need a moment.

irish44j
irish44j SuperDork
4/6/12 11:56 p.m.

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

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
4/7/12 3:00 a.m.

I only need one kidney, right?

The_Jed
The_Jed HalfDork
4/7/12 7:10 a.m.

sachilles
sachilles Dork
4/7/12 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
icaneat50eggs Reader
4/7/12 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
92CelicaHalfTrac MegaDork
4/7/12 9:15 a.m.

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

MG Bryan
MG Bryan Dork
4/7/12 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
oldeskewltoy HalfDork
4/7/12 11:41 a.m.

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

z31maniac
z31maniac UberDork
4/7/12 11:53 a.m.

Hnnnnngg

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
4/7/12 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
belteshazzar UltraDork
4/7/12 12:34 p.m.

go!

belteshazzar
belteshazzar UltraDork
4/7/12 12:37 p.m.

hey, i got your email.

blueafro
blueafro New Reader
4/7/12 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
darkbuddha Reader
4/8/12 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
MG Bryan Dork
4/8/12 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
pinchvalve PowerDork
4/8/12 8:55 p.m.

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

NGTD
NGTD Dork
4/9/12 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
MG Bryan Dork
4/9/12 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
docwyte Reader
4/9/12 10:59 a.m.

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

NGTD
NGTD Dork
4/9/12 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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