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 Posted: Aug 22, 2019 05:24AM
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fyi.. I see David Ellison has a replica 250 Ferrari GTO for sale.. a mere $1,1 Million USD .. what a joke.. later bc ps. ebay # 254329538402

 Posted: Aug 14, 2019 07:16AM
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also..  another  red flag as a SCAMMER. is having several names on ebay  Davis Ellison also used CroptonRoad on ebay.co.uk..I saw this today. looking for  used moke on ebay.co.uk  later bc

 Posted: Aug 12, 2019 05:59AM
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You know is just plain WEIRD?/ David Ellison runs this ad for about 3/4 days and then REMOVES the ad?? Ebay.com is going to charge you FULL PRICE.. why NOT let it run for the full   30 days.of the  Auction.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 30, 2019 05:40AM
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This aftermarket cabrio.. has been relisted by David Ellison  ebay # 401830704339.. BUYER BEWARE.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 29, 2019 04:23PM
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fMix.. there is new chief legal counsel at NHTSA.. but I doubt the MBs. BMW.  Ferrari would ever allow this to happen.. as they are AFRAID they might lose some Dinero.. this is what happened.  on 1 Jan 88. when DOT and EPA came up with ICIs. before 1 jan 88 .  it was only FIVE years.. to import personal import without EPA. you still had to do the DOT.. which was only about $1000..  later bc

 Posted: Jul 29, 2019 03:38PM
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The nice thing about Japanese cars is since they have those strict laws, tons of cars end up in auction and go for cheap.  There are a few JDM cars I would love to have but I have family and mortgage to pay for.  Maybe some day I'll add a Mini ERA Turbo, a Cappuccino, and an Autozam AZ-1 to the collection.  I just hope car laws still allow imports 10+ years from now.

 Posted: Jul 25, 2019 06:02AM
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bluedragon.. yea. huge demand for the R 34s and R 35s.. they are legal in Canada. now.. this is why CBP gives the mini owners so much grief about importing a RHD car..( just ask Mini Mover about his problems with CBP Inspector S.G.... over RHD cars at the canada /USA border..  JDM motors in charleston sc.. recently BUSTED by CBP.. vin fraud.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 24, 2019 09:42PM
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If it turns out that there's a big problem with JDM imports being stolen in Japan then having their identities masked to sell them out of the country, then the Japanese imports would get the same scrutiny. (It also would be true if people were trying to bring in 2005 JDM cars by giving them the ID of a 1994 or earlier car.)

As far as I know though, that's not a big problem right now. Probably it's a lot harder to forge the ID of a modern car than a classic Mini, and where would they get the VIN/ID to swap with? (Japan having very strict rules on scrapping non-running cars, so there's no stockpile of hulks to take VIN numbers from.)

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 Posted: Jul 24, 2019 06:52PM
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Fmix..  CBP looks at every classic mini and land rover defender..  for the OEM engine.. OEM glass.. OEM seatbelts. any reason to SEIZE them.. but CBP does NOT seem to care about Jap cars for some reason..  and the east coast ports a LOT worse the west coast ports for SEIZUREs for some reason?? later bc

 Posted: Jul 24, 2019 05:55PM
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I'm curious if the OEM rule is only for Minis or not.  There are a few imports around Seattle Washington importing cars from Japan and they range from stock to heavily built.  Mostly I see them bringing in Skylines, Silvias, 180sx, and RX-7.  But the range of modifications are across the board.

 Posted: Jul 24, 2019 02:22PM
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the white van did NOT sell on BaT today.. a good thing.

 Posted: Jul 24, 2019 10:45AM
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I see a   austin mini van on BaT that is also going to have problems with IMPORT. it is white  and is in Italy. has replacement 1275 cc engine.. this is NO NO with CBP in 2019..  MUST be OEM engine..  later bc

 Posted: Jul 23, 2019 10:47AM
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well.. another doggy  motor from David Ellison..?? Mountainminis of ebay.com FAME..  this is after market cabrio. this is NOT allowed by CBP.. MUST be all OEM. even engines must be same year if  replaced..  ebay.com # 401823944674..    fyi.. look at the other thread.  where the guy in LA had a shorty SEIZED by CBP there in LA.. and the Florida title  on first page. by gunslinger..  this is one seller to RUN from.. later bc  ps. I spoke this prick today.. said. he can import it.. time will tell..  as CBP have SEIZED dozens of his minis..