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or some people, cars are just transportation. They’re a necessity: something to get you from point A to point B. But for others, a car is a way of life. It’s an extension of yourself, a statement about who you are and what you stand for.
If you fall into this latter category, you may have already started collecting cars that fit your personality and lifestyle. Thanks to the Show and Display rule, you can now import 55 rare and luxurious vehicles as show cars or for display purposes. This article will cover seven of the most exotic cars that can be imported into the United States under this rule.
1. Aston Martin One-77
First revealed at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door, two-seat sports car. The production of this flagship vehicle was limited to 77 cars, but a few development cars were made for testing, engineering, and marketing. One of those cars has been completely refurbished by Aston Martin and is now owned under an NHTSA Show and Display registration.
2. Bentley Mulliner Bacalar
The Mulliner Bacalar by Bentley is one of the rarest cars on the roads, with just 12 units that have been manufactured to date. Fully revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, this two-seater convertible is only the second two-seater manufactured by Bentley since 1930. Besides the design and capabilities of this beauty, Bentley stresses the sustainability aspect of the car.
3. BMW M3 CRT
This BMW limited edition car is all about intelligent lightweight design. It represents the global debut of a new production process for carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components in the automotive industry. Only 67 units were ever manufactured, none of which were officially sold in the United States. However, the M3 CRT has been federalized for Show and Display use in the U.S.
4. Bugatti Divo
The Bugatti Divo got its name from the famed French racing driver Albert Divo, who had raced for Bugatti in the 1920s and won the Targa Florio race twice. Despite its beauty and fame, the Divo holds a record for worst fuel efficiency. Limited to 40 units in total, this flagship car was sold out on its first day of availability.
5. Ferrari J50
Limited to just 10 cars, the Ferrari J50 is a two-seater, mid-engined roadster that was revealed in 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan. Designed in Maranello by Ferrari Design, its bodystyle takes you back to Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s. The car was introduced during a special celebration at the National Art Center in Tokyo.
6. Lamborghini Diablo GT
One of, if not the best of the breed, the Diablo GT combines performance, usability, and desirability into a rare and very special package. Debuting at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show, the Diablo GT by Lamborghini is known for its aggressive bodywork, a stripped-down interior, and larger-than-usual engine. With only 83 units produced and 80 sold, this unique car was designed with racing in mind.
7. McLaren Speedtail
A limited-production hybrid sports car, the McLaren Speedtail was first revealed in 2018 as the fourth car in the McLaren Ultimate Series. The 106 Speedtails produced were sold to sportscars enthusiasts, 35% of which were American. However, the car does not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) in the U.S., partly because of its use of cameras in place of side mirrors.
Are you looking to import a vehicle into the United States for Show or Display? Book a meeting with one of our Breeze Customs Concierges today! We’ll be happy to provide you with more insight, ensure a smooth vehicle importation process.