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There are a couple 340R's in the US, though I'm not sure how they managed to import them. I doubt they're street legal.
 

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MattG said:
There are a couple 340R's in the US, though I'm not sure how they managed to import them. I doubt they're street legal.
There are 8 in the states.
These are for track use only and not legal on the streets.

Mine is identical to these but is legal on the streets
:D

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MattG said:
There are a couple 340R's in the US, though I'm not sure how they managed to import them. I doubt they're street legal.
There are 8 in the states.
These are for track use only and not legal on the streets.

Mine is identical to these but is legal on the streets
:D

Here are some more pics
 

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MattG said:
There are a couple 340R's in the US, though I'm not sure how they managed to import them. I doubt they're street legal.
There are 8 in the states.
These are for track use only and not legal on the streets.

Mine is identical to these but is legal on the streets
:D

Here are some more pics
 

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Mark said:
There are 8 in the states.
These are for track use only and not legal on the streets.

Mine is identical to these but is legal on the streets
:D

Here are some more pics
You don't say?
You don't say?
 

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Third time's a charm ;) :D

The car looks awesome! It must be a blast to drive.

-Eric
 

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Stefan said:
Mark, need some inspiration for a respray ?
-> http://www.pbase.com/wov/340r

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I think you car is blue now isn't it ?

My elise was azure blue.
and it would match the interior
but I'm not sure....
 

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Are you sure that there are only 8 in the US?

I saw one at a car show in downtown West Palm about 6 weeks ago, and then I saw another one at Moroso last week. I know the person that owns the one I saw last week, so it was not the same car twice. If we add Mark Starrs to the equation, that makes up for almost half of them.
 

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I believe Lotus USA brought in about 12-13 of the the 340R's (track use only).

There are also some others that have brought in, but not many.
 

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340R in metro Seattle

There are at least 9 in the US.

Lotus Cars US imported 8 (complete with x of 8 engraved plaques between the seats). Two of them ended up here in the Seattle area and were sold by Park Place, Ltd. (Although, I think the owner's family bought both of them). Those 8 are NOT street legal (although they do seem to see the streets wearing dealer plates once in a while)

At least one additional 340R, owned by a european national and brought into the US as his personal car when he moved here was resold through Park Place last summer. Apparently, it is street legal through a grandfather clause in the foreign national car import laws.

So, out of the 9 340Rs I know of in the US, one third of them are in the Eastside metro Seattle area...
 

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Looks like there were 14 of them.
I don't think wirewheel have their facts right.


Mike
I brought mine in to the USA last year and I know of another being taken over but both were subject to US Customs laws.
These mean that no changes were required for fedreal compliance and these could be driven on the road with UK plates
however we had to
1) not sell them
2) take them out of the country within 12 months.

It might be possible to get round these laws by driving into Canada and selling it there. But there's probably some Canadian Customs and Duty laws that'll need looking into.
 
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