Once again, Uncle Sam is showing his hatred of Nissan Skylines, this time in a physical rather than a regulatory way. Two Nissan Skylines — one featured in The Fast and the Furious — have been condemned by a Wisconsin court to be sent to the crusher.
Big families need large vehicles. A Canadian couple with eight children had their Canadian-purchased SUV stretched at an Oklahoma body shop, but when they tried to bring it home, Canadian customs officials wouldn't allow it back into the country.
The owner of one of the nation's largest forums for Nissan Skyline fans got a call three weeks ago from his wife, telling him that Homeland Security agents were on their doorstep looking to seize his Skylines. Their goal? "To get them off the road."
Recently, the feds have had a field day seizing Skylines and other performance vehicles brought over via the gray market. Reader Erik snagged these photos of an auction-ready "export only" R33 Skyline GT-R and the paper work in Connecticut.
A denizen of The Car Connection's TCC lounge caught a sketchy Alfa Romeo 166 from MY1998-2001 on the upper east side of Manhattan. To call it a gray market model may be kind of a stretch. It's actually a black-market model, considering most of these Alfas were imported illegally. Though there's always a chance this…