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Lets also address the 800lb gorilla in the room. What to do about insurance?
There are several specialty insurers that will insure to an agreed upon value. This may not be the biggest hurdle, but it certainly can be a real hassle.
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Insurers normally run a VIN check, and when they can't find a VIN problems usually ensue.
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Insurers normally run a VIN check, and when they can't find a VIN problems usually ensue.
Yes, been there with my 450. So, either you work that out with them (I was able to), or you may have to go with a speciality insurer. This part is or can be a hassle, but it is not a showstopper.
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Laws change, what was true when I transferred back from overseas is no longer the same. A good place to start: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...-into-the-u.s.
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Hi everyone. if anyone still follows smart Roadster look what I just saw on ebay

eBay item number:232207716220

I wonder if its real deal
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Electric Smart Roadster Kit car possible?

I just want the body, and interior Of the elusive Smart Roadster for an electric conversion. I have a smart Fortwo ED “ Electric drive” . I’m fully prepared for the build. Can I just import the body and interior? Will this fall into the category of kit car? Thanks guys. This is just a question I had, and no one was asking it. 😅

I live in Indiana and we don’t have car inspections or anything, it seems to be relatively easy to register an Electric kit car. I’m not sure if I can just get those two parts though for my build legally so I can prove I own the body without getting in trouble. Any input from you guys would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

I’m aware s disassembled one, with intent to be reassembled and passed on as a kit car is illegal. But that is far from my intent. It’s my understanding I May be able to get the body. I’m not sure if I can have the chassis though. I’m not interested in the engine transmission or any of the mounts I’ll make my own for my conversation.
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Perhaps a ICE roadster instead? I think we only need 1 more buyer.....

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getting close to the year bypass for importing into the USA otherwise I would be up for one!!

The hard part is getting them through customs. They want them to go to an importer for the safety modifications, and they track large parts pretty carefully. They grabbed a bunch of Land Rovers a while back and some owners still don't have theirs back yet even with the correct paperwork.
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