• Mar 20th 2006 at 7:00AM
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The only Skyline that Nanahoshi Hiroaki appears likely to see for a while is the one through the window of his Los Angeles County jail cell. The owner of Motorex, America's only importer of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, is reportedly being held on $1 million dollars bail on a litany of charges ranging from financial malfeasance issues to assault with a deadly weapon and attempted kidnapping.

The future of R32-R34 Skylines in the U.S. beyond those already imported remains to be seen, but according to the Nissan/Infiniti Car Owners Club (NICO), Motorex's facilities have been forcibly closed due to their failure to pay rent.

[Sources: DriveWire and Auto-NSK.RU]

(Thanks for the tip, Damon!)

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      • 9 Years Ago
      any body that wants a skyline stateside go check out
      • 9 Years Ago
      I am deeply wounded by the ended service of the Skyline. I bet its much more difficult to obtain a R34 Skyline now adays, my nieghbor owns a R32 Skyline and kinda shows it off. He was lucky to get it long before the R34 stopped production. Is there any OTHER way that i could get my hands on a R34 anymore???
      • 9 Years Ago
      Thx Joe,
      It's a shame, configured correctly, that car could make a killing in the states....
      • 9 Years Ago
      I feel sorry for all you Americans Skylines are easy to come over here in Aus
      • 9 Years Ago
      HEY CHRIS!!!
      I live further up the east coast than you and would LOVE to get your input on how to get me a Skyline over here without dealing with all the red tape. Drop me an email sometime bro!! bizrker@yahoo.com
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does anyone know how much will one pay for insurance for owning that car here in the U.S.?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey, I'm currently a WyoTech student and getting ready to graduate (hit me up if you have any questions about the school) but I want just like many other people, an R34. Now, If I were a person that new how to get their hands on one, i wouldnt tell anybody sh*t. But, if your nicer than my PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know! I'd rather not have to buy a maxima or whatever, do a vin change and all that. that would just be homosexual. :) Anyways, hit me up if you guys know of anything. Too bad about Motorex (maybe a good business proposal).
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think it was somewhere along the lines of getting the car to pass crash-test requirements. IIRC they didn't want to deal with the testing, tweaking, and re-testing for such a small market, thus forcing them to have too costly a vehicle...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Or just do what I did...

      Find someone to illegally get it over here by boat from japan...buy a wrecked nissan maxima frame and get the car registered using that vin and info. i live in SC, so there are no registration checks or emmisions testing...if a cop were to pull me over (hasn't happened yet) then I would just tell him it is a maxima with a full body kit and right hand drive conversion, if he even knew to ask about that stuff which he probably wouldn't.
      • 9 Years Ago
      ouch..yeah ive been hearing some shady stories about motorex, most the time I just brushed it off but looks like its true. Nanahoshi will likely be found guilty and do time in the slammer. As far as the skylines that can be imported goes ONLY the R33 can be imported. Its the only Skyline thats registered in the NTHSA's list of importable cars. I think the R32 and R34 crashed diff than the 33 did and DOT said you cant import 'em here. Only way I can think of is if youre in the military..but even that will give you a few headaches and you need to have the cash right then n there to bring the car over.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does anyone know where i can get a Nissan Skyline R32 GTS/GTR?

      i was gunna get it from motorex but now I cant

      email me at myspace.com if you do pls


      • 9 Years Ago
      ok when is skyline going to be legal here? because ive been waiting forever and looking for sites thaty ship skyline over here but none did. and now that i herd that motorex or whatever that company is was doing that ligally then i was pissed cuz i would have bought one. ive herd that the skyline was going to be out in 2009 but im not about that rumor. and i just want to know how to get a 2004 GT-R.
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