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How do I import a kit car?

Kit cars are treated as vehicles whether they are presented for importation as a fully assembled vehicle, or as an unassembled vehicle in a kit. A kit car does not meet the import requirements for the SOC label, the 17 vin #, or admissibility status. Therefore it is not permitted entry unless it was assembled 15 years ago or longer and the importer can submit proof of age on a registration document. The age of a kit car is determined by the date of assembly rather than the model year of the reproduction or the date of mfg of a donor car.

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NOTE: All details pertaining to CARM R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your customs broker.