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Originally Posted by leusgs View Post
funny how I could register a rusty '85 hyundai pony made for the US market, but the W140 Benz would require safety "enhancements" before it is good enough for the US of A!?. My guess is that most vehicles on the road would effectively be destroyed it they hit this thing!
Any car imported would require these enhancements. Most of it is total bullshit, but the DOT and NHTSA don't want you importing cars, thats why they have made it so difficult and expensive.

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Well, it would be Fine if the characters involved did as they said they would, but once you sign that required power of attorney you are @ their mercy!

Fortunately the fellow that "converted" our car died of an Aortic aneurysm about 2 years later...it's a rather painful death as I've been told.


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If there are no US emissions decals in the engine bay, you won't be able to get it across the border, unless you have a letter from MB stating that this particular vehicle is US emissions compliant (its not).

So, you would have to use a registered importer to bring the car into the US, then the vehicle would have to go to NY to be converted to US spec emissions, that will run about 7k, then the registered importer can convert the vehicle to US (Dot) spec's (e.g. cluster, side mirror glass, door braces, headlights, tail lights, seat belt warning buzzers/lights etc. etc.). So your looking at another 4-5 grand, plus the customs bond (double the vehicle value) that needs to be posted. Once you have completed all the work and a US replacement VIN has been assigned, your bond will be refunded and you can register your car!

With that said. If you decide for some reason to part out the car, I would be interested in the motor, ECU and EZL.
Oh, that is all?

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