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2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Mspec Nur Eligible for Show or Display

Sean Morris Posted on April 27, 2021

Mspec Nur is eligible for Show or Display from Toprank Importers

Show or Display is a special National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) exemption, that allows certain approved vehicles to be imported legally to the US, without meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements.    The Show or Display exemption became effective on August 13,1999, and some of the first vehicles approved were the Porsche 959 and McLaren F1.  There have been three Nissan Skyline GT-R on the Show or Display list, those are the 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo, the 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Early (aka Midnight Purple II), and the 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Mspec Nur. 

Show or Display approved Nissan Skyline GT-R from Toprank Importers

Each individual car type must be approved to be on the current list of approved vehicles.  (March 2021 List of vehicles approved for Show or Display)   Then once the type is approved, each vehicle owner must submit a form, requesting permission to import a vehicle under the Show or Display exemption. The Show or Display exemption is only an NHTSA, or safety requirement exemption. It does not exempt you from EPA requirements.  The EPA does not exempt vehicles until they are 21 years old.  So a 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec early is EPA exempt, as its over 21 years old, but a 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Mspec Nur will not be EPA exempt until 2023.  It is possible to get an EPA show exemption in certain special cases.  Please contact us at sales@importavehicle.com  or 844-523-2233

We sold a dozen Nismo R32 GT-R under the Show or Display exemption, when they were not yet 25 years old, Midnight Purple II R34 GT-R both before and after they were EPA exempt, and Mspec Nur. If you would like the unique oppturninty to own one of these vehicles, please contact us. 

Mspec Nur sold by Toprank Importers eligible for

Once the Mspec Nur is over 21 years old in 2023 it would be eligible for on road use, and able to be driven up to 2500 miles per year. Once it is over 25 years old in 2027, it would no longer be bound to the Show or Display requirements. 


A vehicle eligible for Show or Display may receive NHTSA approval to be driven on the highway. The odometer must not register more than 2,500 miles in a 12-month period. NHTSA approval of limited on-road use is to allow the vehicle to be driven to and from nearby displays of similar automobiles. Another reason permission is granted is to maintain the vehicle’s engine, braking, lighting, and other dynamic systems in good working order. The vehicle is still required to meet EPA requirements. If the original engine in the vehicle will be replaced with a non-original engine to meet EPA requirements, it must be identified in your application since it may impact on the technological or historical significance of the vehicle. Email me if you need help importing vehicles.

Mspec Nur Engine Show or Display eligible



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