I have a member on our Facebook site, and on the CSM forum that has been in need of assistance for 8 months concerning the import of his C53A Mirage to Germany.
He has been passed around like a drink at a party, that nobody wants, and the redirect gets him no where.
The person he is dealing with at the counter (import regulations), is requiring paperwork for the manufacturer stating that the roof spoiler is a serialized part, made for the car in question.
To quote directly, which I hope he won't mind: "Tim, the problem is that there had never been an US Mirage Turbo licensed in Germany before...
I've tons of JDM and EUDM brochures - but the officials at the registration department want to see USDM brochures, so they want a certification that the rear wing was a serial part, no aftermarket, for example.
MMNA responds neither to my requests nor to official requests from the german officials - they forward to MM Germany who don't have any informations about the US Mirage...
I fight since 8 month for the permission to register...."
"yes, but they aren't interested what have been serial in the EU... They want a confirmation that the car is for 100% serial to the US market, because first registration and VIN are from US, or what have been added from aftermarket. If the parts they claim gets no confirmation from the US, they won't give the permission...
Last year the laws have been changed - for first registration for normally you've to do crash tests etc., if the manufacturers doesn't confirm that the car had been street legal at the time of first registrations - including all optional parts. "
I have provided tons of photographic evidence to back up the fact that it was a proper part, even the body manuals I provided, that are now scanned and archived (in color no less!) show this part in question- without question.
Does anyone have a 1989 Dodge/PlyMouth/Mirage (turbo may show on this too) original dealer brochure?
I have the Canadian brochures to which all the Canadian and US models were built and had the same body kit options (whether they were part of the same code or not doesn't matter) but they came with the roof wing, front bumper lower lip and one side sill skirt per of the car. WE know this but ....
Any help appreciated.
Hell, it would be great if he could simply build the car on PartSouq.com and show the person that a C53A for MMNA or Puerto Rico/Guam/Defense, builds with those parts in the ASA program, and that changes and uses other spoilers as you change markets to the far east. Gen Export seems to have it, US/Canada/GuamPR got it, GTi in Europe got it ..... farkin laughable rules for import I tells ya!
Long winded but I know we have some contacts somewhere through people on this site, so lets help a fanatic keep a Mitsubishi on the roads of the Rheinland.