Originally Posted by phil2302
Plenty of vintage european cars here in the USA.
Where I am the cars and coffee days are loaded with imports.
I love the vintage Jags Triumphs MGs BMWs Mercedes etc etc..
One of the best, most fun cars I ever owned was a TR6.
Wish I still owned it.
If we can enjoy theirs whats the problem with them enjoying ours??
Cant say for sure, maybe our Brit friend here could comment butI would be willing to bet that restomod really isnt much of a "thing" on the other side of the pond.
I can talk for the Netherlands the custom car scene is small and very limited due to regulations & rules,
for instance if I want to buy a restomod in the usa with like a LS engine new upgrade chassis and c5 c6 suspension setup etc etc....
i could easily ship it over but can never
get it titled .
the first and most important thing our Dmv will look for is Authenticity and indentification (ie original Vin stamp tags etc.)
and there for atleast 2/3 of the car needs to be stock (factory original)
or period correct parts .
divided in 3 sections
2 engine and driveline
you can only have 1 of these 3 sections changed radicaly
if you go over that you get in trouble
it will be a different story if i would buy a nice stock or project car then first make it road worthy get it inspected at the dmv, and when i have the title in hand start building
a restomod out of it or a custom or hotrod....