I am selling my 1973 Longchamp after 28 years of ownership. The car runs great and passed all technical inspections of the german TÜV without any problems. Original and clean (unspoiled) car. Repainted in 2016 in indiumgreymetallic (Mercedes-Benz). The car is advertised at: Oldtimer & Youngtimer kaufen und verkaufen - Classic Trader (classic-trader.com) and for more pictures and details please check the auction : De Tomaso Longchamp Longchamp (kickdown.com)
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Wish this car was in California. I wonder how difficult it would be to import. The last time we did this was 1977. What an utter nightmare.....
You could bring it here to my house in Arizona where will be very inexpensive to license.
5 years for less than $150, with no smog test…..
I can drive it for you to keep the fluid circulating!
Rocky, Very tempting lol
On a serious note I wonder what the hoops are required for importing this? CA doesn't require smog checks for 1975 and older vehicles so this would be exempt. When my Dad imported our Bora in 1977 we had to put CATS on it to pass federal emissions regulations (couldn't get it to run clean enough any other way), add rear bumper shocks and a few other items.
Things have changed-- cars older than 25 years needs neither DOT and older than 21 years, no EPA. Geez, anything before the mid 90's rolls straight in. California, I don't know. But no more of the nonsense from those Reagan years with 5mph bumpers to save Countachs in parking lot bumps, no more 'lifetime exemption' in the name of your adopted grandson...Lee
Import should, be straightforward, a couple forms and I think 2.5% duty, but employing a broker who is familiar with the process is likely to make it smoother.