I'm not sure if they were confiscated, but I think they were at risk of being confiscated at one point or another.smura said:Didn't think there was such a thing as a street legal S1, they were all brough in as track use only, those who did try to convert them to street legal (Sun International) were confiscated by the feds?
Federal laws (EPA, DOT, etc.) apply to imported "cars". Cars disassembled and imported as "parts" are not subject to those regulations. If they are then re-assembled from parts from other cars (i.e. Honda engine/trans), they are classed as kit cars. The exact state of disassembly required and the amount of difference the resulting car must have are fine points that need to be well understood before attempting this.TimMullen said:Again, the car on eBay may be "1 LOTUS ELISE FULLY REGISTERED", but that still does not mean that it is legal to drive on the road in the US under the federal laws.