View Full Version : Importing a 1993 Non-NAS LR 110

01-25-2008, 07:03 PM

I am currently a U.S. Diplomat assigned to the American Embassy in Accra, Ghana. I own a 1993 non-nas Rover 110. Would anyone here happen to know if it would be at all possible for me to import it into the U.S. when I return to the U.S. in 2009? Thanks, Bo.

01-26-2008, 06:29 AM
If it meets the criteria "substantially the same" you stand a real good chance, since the '93 is on the listas being 'importable'
The bad news is, a diesel and a V8 aren't quite the 'same'.

01-26-2008, 12:32 PM
email me at jimcheney(at)hotmail.com and I'll lay it out for you. I'm at the embassy in Moscow and I've done this before.

01-26-2008, 03:28 PM
Have fun with that one,

I was going to do the same when i was at the embassy in Kampala, Uganda.

Went with a SIII instead. Eaiser and WAY cheaper.

Maryland 110
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
It has to have originally been built as a lhd (can't be a conversion). It has to be imported by a licensed/bonded importer (you can't do it yourself) and must be brought up to US specifications for both DOT and EPA- ie full exterior cage etc. Only 1993 models will even be considered. The truck would have to be a 3.9 V8 (only allowable engine). That's for those of us not in diplomatic service- you may get a different "special dispensation" I wouldn't know about that. JmC can give you the low down on that.

01-27-2008, 02:24 PM
No dispensation for military or diplomats - just wild rumor. I understand the diesel can be brought through, but that will take a motor in very good tune indeed. Expect to add a cage.

Oh, and it will cost minimum 10k before parts.

01-28-2008, 05:41 PM
Do what i did, do a search for Independent Commercial Importers and ask them. Its going to be a huge pain in the butt.

If your there for a few more years you could sell it and buy a 25yr old 110 and bring it back with you, or a 90.

Unless you have a rich uncle, i wouldn't bother with trying to bring it back.

The only way you can bring something like that back is if you are a diplomat from another country assigned to the US, and then there are restrictions too. Foreign military can do the same if they are posted here.

What do you do over there?

NC Rover
01-29-2008, 11:18 AM
Have fun with that one,

I was going to do the same when i was at the embassy in Kampala, Uganda.

Went with a SIII instead. Eaiser and WAY cheaper.

Has everyone in this forum worked at or is currently working at an embassy? :D

Maryland 110
02-02-2008, 09:45 PM
nope but I have imported a couple of 110's and know what can and can't be done...

02-03-2008, 01:26 AM
Anyone care to venture an explanation for the D130 crew cab that just sold on ebay...other than a SN switch or similar ruse? It was a German
or Swiss market model, LHD, with CA plates, and clearly not a parts bin Frankenrover. Only deviation was a GM 6.2 diesel.

Maryland 110
02-07-2008, 09:39 PM
just a guess.... you could legaly import vehicles up untill 1989 when the govt closed the grey market loophole.