Have You Ever Bought A Grey Market Import Car?Raphael Orlove2/25/16 8:30pmFiled to: Car ImportsGrey MarketCar LawsImporting A CarShow UsCountersteer2075EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Today’s bullshit 25 Year Rule stems from a huge glut of German cars getting brought into America as grey imports with notoriously questionable modifications to meet US safety standards. Have you ever bought one such grey-import car? Did you buy one new in the ‘80s? Did it catch on fire when the catalytic converter hastily welded under the seat got too hot? Advertisement Advertisement I want to hear your stories! I want to do a comprehensive history of the birth of the 25 Year Rule, and your experiences with cars supposedly brought up to regulatory code can help.Photo Credit: Mercedes-BenzContact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.