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Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
1/11/14 10:50 p.m.

No, not a Volkswagen. Here in the states, anything 25 years and older can legally be imported, etc, etc. Most of the fanbois, myself included, are waiting for the R32-33-34s.

But what I'd like ideas on are things that are legal right now. Don't limit yourself to Japan. Euro and Australia are game, too.

Lets say from 1980 to 1988. Trucks and motorcycles are included.

Go!

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy UberDork
1/11/14 11:08 p.m.

E30 touring, Peugeot 205 GTI, Lancia Delta Integrale.

JamesMcD
JamesMcD HalfDork
1/11/14 11:20 p.m.

beans
beans Dork
1/11/14 11:40 p.m.

I've heard R32 wiring is garbage. R33's are... meh. R34's are going to be like how MK4 Supra's are priced, no thanks. A DR30 or R31 Skyline would be pretty cool, as would a first gen Soarer, Nissan Leopard Coupe, RB-powered Z31, Turbo Legend Coupe, Starion, Toyota Sera, etc.

I'm holding out for an FTO GP Version R, Evolution I or Evolution II. Love those first two Evo's and the FTO probably could have been a savior for Mitsubishi in the US. I'm not too thrilled about Honda's until the mid-late 90's Accords and Integras.

slowride
slowride Reader
1/11/14 11:42 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
1/11/14 11:52 p.m.

BTW, pictures will help with the obscure stuff. (Thank in advance.)

Ditchdigger
Ditchdigger UltraDork
1/12/14 12:13 a.m.

Nissan Pao

mndsm
mndsm UltimaDork
1/12/14 12:17 a.m.

Not cut up Hachi Roku.....

SnowMongoose
SnowMongoose HalfDork
1/12/14 12:27 a.m.

Two more years and you can out miata a miata with a Suzuki Cappuccino

This suggestion brought to you by someone who barely fits into a miata but is curious if there would be any way of squeezing into one of these.

MG Bryan
MG Bryan SuperDork
1/12/14 12:37 a.m.

I'm waiting for Honda Beats to become eligible. Every time I see one over here in Japan, it just reaffirms how awesome it would be in addition to my S2000.

Hasbro
Hasbro Dork
1/12/14 3:12 a.m.

Definately a Talbot Matra Murena or a Bagheera. Because British cars aren't trouble enough.

2.2 litres, about 2100 lbs.

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Caleb
Caleb Reader
1/12/14 3:32 a.m.

Toyota Soarer

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
1/12/14 5:14 a.m.

Here is a left field answer: Volvo 480. I mostly want one because they promised we would get them and never did.
Wiki
Previous BAT example

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
1/12/14 5:38 a.m.

Truck would likely be a true Hilux Diesel

Or, a Land Cruiser Pickup imported from a dry, sand country:

Or, a Troop Carrier with seating for 10 (in theory.)

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory Dork
1/12/14 6:23 a.m.

I grew up watch Wild Kingdom and later The Crocodile Hunter and every African animal show I could find. Big Cat Diary lately.

Definitely a Land Rover LWB Diesel safari-style and any of the FJ stuff mentioned above. I loved my FJ40, I'd really love a Diesel FJ45!

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
1/12/14 7:23 a.m.

Friend of mine just imported a Delta Integrale after driving it around Europe. Here it is on the rooftop of the Lingotto Fiat factory (as used in the original Italian Job movie):

For myself? The perfect car for every occasion, an E30 Touring:

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
1/12/14 7:36 a.m.

Not really a whole lot of '80's stuff I'd want that hasn't already been mentioned.

But these:

with this:

will be legal soon.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltraDork
1/12/14 7:38 a.m.

I've wanted a first generation Toyota Soarer since one showed up at the 2013 MegaMeet.

Hasbro
Hasbro Dork
1/12/14 7:38 a.m.
ddavidv wrote: />

That is ridiculously hot. Most people over here wouldn't even notice it.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
1/12/14 7:59 a.m.

I would hunt down a Ute.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit HalfDork
1/12/14 8:20 a.m.

OOOOOOoooooo my!

Ditchdigger wrote: Nissan Pao
mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
1/12/14 8:28 a.m.
Hasbro wrote:
ddavidv wrote: />
That is ridiculously hot. Most people over here wouldn't even notice it.

it would definatly slip under most people's radars.. which could be a very good thing

Another 4 years and the Fiat coupe' becomes eligible

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy UberDork
1/12/14 9:12 a.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: Here is a left field answer: Volvo 480. I mostly want one because they promised we would get them and never did. Wiki Previous BAT example

Hadn't thought about a 480GLT for years. Excellent idea.

bastomatic
bastomatic SuperDork
1/12/14 9:37 a.m.

I'd import a 4wd Delica, with the camper conversion.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit HalfDork
1/12/14 10:22 a.m.

Can I have mine with the California roof. Please.

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