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The show and display exemption MIGHT work for the V6 Exige. It would not work with the early Elise/Exige bexause NHTSA required a signoff from the EPA for that option and there was no US compliant version of the Rover. If The Toyota V6 is exactly the same as the Evora V6 (and I THINK it is), one might be able to obtain that signoff.
The NHTSA only allows for show and display on very low production cars. They are making too many Exige V6s.

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Use an Exige I4 VIN and "do an V6 engine swap". Who's to say if it started life as I4 or V6.
That would work right up to the point that you get into an accident. The insurance company is going to examine the VIN#'s, and realize that it is not a street legal car, and they will pay you nothing. You will be out $100k, and possibly facing insurance fraud charges!
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That would work right up to the point that you get into an accident. The insurance company is going to examine the VIN#'s, and realize that it is not a street legal car, and they will pay you nothing. You will be out $100k, and possibly facing insurance fraud charges!

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That would work right up to the point that you get into an accident. The insurance company is going to examine the VIN#'s, and realize that it is not a street legal car, and they will pay you nothing. You will be out $100k, and possibly facing insurance fraud charges!
Agree ... don't do it, off road use only.

But that is one way kit cars get registered, e.g., lots of Cobra kit car using salvage title VINs. Not sure what percent of the salvage title car needs to be used to be considered a restoration?? This particular restoration of an Exige I4, just happened to have used some parts laying around for an odd duck race car that has a V6. Consult your own lawyer and insurance agent or just stick to the track.
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