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January | 2016 | Japan Auto Auctions

25-year old cars for the USA

9 Cars worth importing under the 25-year rule in 2016

25-year old cars for the USA

9 Cars worth importing under the 25-year rule in 2016

It is January 2016 and a new assortment of amazing cars that were not ever sold in the United States are now eligible for importation under the Department of Transportation 25-year rule.  The 25-year rule states that cars that are more than 25 years old are exempt from EPA and DOT requirements.  This means that many great cars that were not previously available for sale in the United States can now be imported and driven legally on American roads.  In this post, we will be looking at 9 cars worth importing under the 25-year rule in 2016.

Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo

The B10 BiTurbo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpina_B10_Biturbo)is a high performance version of the BMW 5 Series E34.  Starting in 1989, the B10 BiTurbo was based on the BMW 535i and received several upgrades by Alpina including engine, transmission, and suspension.  The Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo was much faster than BMWs own M5.

At the time of its release, it [...]

Flash Bainite for Autos

Flash Bainite could revolutionize the Automotive industry

In the automotive industry, the search is always on for materials that are lighter, cheaper, stronger, and can last longer while maintaining its efficiency. In those terms, Flash Bainite could be revolutionary in what it has to offer.

Flash Bainite – The Numbers

In terms of strength, Flash Bainite is stronger than titanium weight wise. It is also ductile to a point where it can be pressed into shape without cracking. Flash Bainite is a material that is up to 30 to 50 percent lighter and also cheaper than steel.

Strength wise Flash Bainite is capable of providing 7 percent higher specific strength compared to martensitic steel. What this means is that any product that currently uses martensitic steel can be replaced with Flash Bainite and deliver exceptional results while lasting longer.

Initial data recorded by carrying out tests using the Flash Bainite showed that mass production and expenses can be reduced by up to [...]

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