Where to find an Independent Commercial Importer in California?

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Hey,
I was hoping someone could help me with this. Read a great article in the FAQ, however, I am at a lost trying to find an ICI. I searched online but did not find anything. I have found the vehicle I want in Japan, now I just need to find out how much everything else would cost me before I get this vehicle.
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Eric
 
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I don't think this is possible. Currently, there are a few importers in Canada who are bringing very clean RHD Landcruisers into their country. However, these vehicles cannot be legally imported into the US from Canada. Good luck, Bret
 
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Is it that they cannot be imported, or that they cannot be registered for various reasons? I know some folk who would be glad to import an overseas 'cruiser and "keep it on the farm", so to speak.
 
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Well, if the rig can be legally imported than you can register it. If you're not concerned with registration, consider the following: 1. Buy a nice JDM from Luxury Imports or Outback Imports. 2. Pick up a temporary 2-7 day registration in Canada and drive it back home. Customs in Blaine, WA. told me in so many words that this is perfectly legal and they wouldn't hassle me if I did so. But then what? I guess you could drive it around with another rigs' plates on it-or perhaps you have another plan? :confused:
 

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I always figured a dealer demo plate would work.........if you happen to know someone with a car lot ;)

89GASHOG said:
Well, if the rig can be legally imported than you can register it. If you're not concerned with registration, consider the following: 1. Buy a nice JDM from Luxury Imports or Outback Imports. 2. Pick up a temporary 2-7 day registration in Canada and drive it back home. Customs in Blaine, WA. told me in so many words that this is perfectly legal and they wouldn't hassle me if I did so. But then what? I guess you could drive it around with another rigs' plates on it-or perhaps you have another plan? :confused:
 
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I'm that guy that can drive without tags, at night with no lights, a mattress tied to the roof with twine, on the wrong side of the road because I forgot what country I'm in and not get pulled over. Knock on wood. But seriously, if you keep a truck off road, on a farm or something, do you need to register it?
 
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OZCAL said:
I'm that guy that can drive without tags, at night with no lights, a mattress tied to the roof with twine, on the wrong side of the road because I forgot what country I'm in and not get pulled over. Knock on wood. But seriously, if you keep a truck off road, on a farm or something, do you need to register it?
The general rule is... if its wheels roll on a public road or highway (driven, towed, parked - don't matter), then it must be registered. Some farm vehicles are exempted.

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But then what? I guess you could drive it around with another rigs' plates on it-or perhaps you have another plan? :confused:
Beware,
In most states this is registration fraud, a felony, good for a long vacation with the state. You will also be driving non-insured, really bad idea.
eric:doh:
P.S. The best solution would be to put the "another rigs plates" on and get really drunk, if you are gonna be stupid you should have a "good" excuse ready, officer "I was really drunk when I decided to put the plate on and drive around, without insurance or legal registration"
 
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