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Government Repos Skyline GT-R

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Dec 31, 2009

Owning an early R32, R33 or R34 is the stuff of dreams, but it's becoming a nightmare for some unfortunate owners who are waking up to the Feds armed with a warrant and a tow truck.

Modp_1001_09_o+government_repos_skyline_GT R+nissan_r34_skylines Photo 2/3   |   Crushing some rare R34 Skylines would be sacrilige!

Back in the day, Motorex was the only pipeline to the ultimate in JDM hotness. But at $80,000 a pop, Godzilla was an expensive date. Motorex stopped its importation efforts in 2005.

The vacuum created by Motorex's departure was soon filled by Kaizo. Apparently, the import company used a loophole regarding what constitutes a "kit car" and delivered its vehicles as specially built GT-R chassis that the end customer would drop a RB powertrain into. These exploits have earned the ire of an alphabet soup of law enforcement entities; the EPA, DOT, FBI, DOJ, CARB, and probably the BBB, NADA and KBB have all pulled the pin on this hurtful grenade.

Modp_1001_06_o+government_repos_skyline_GT R+nissan_r34_skyline_GT R Photo 3/3   |   Government Repos Skyline GT-R

The Kaizo offices were raided and tensions soared as visions of Storm Troopers replete with flash-bang grenades, body armor, laser guns and light sabers haunt current Kaizo customers. The fears are not unfounded as reports indicate six Skyline GT-Rs have been unceremoniously repo'd by the government. Scary.

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