I'm posting here, since I probably won't have an answer on the FP. The question is completely out of curiosity since I don't live in the states. Anyway, as Doug stated, you can't import a car without an engine and the engine and put them back together once ashore. BUT what about kit cars? I think these are legal in the states (or am I wrong?). So if you were to import a completely disassembled car, like a LEGO, could you build it back and register it, as a kit car, afterwards?