Mini shorty stuck in customs

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If I had to guess, I'd guess that you're screwed - that is a Custom Car, with new wheels, bodykit, grille, headlamps, bonnet, and unibody.

That much shorter, with no doors and all the new bits, it's just not a Mini as DOT recognise one.

Also, you've imported it to California, where they generally get upset about anything newer than 1967/8 when the Mini ceased being sold.  There are a few loopholes for up to 1974 I believe, but 1988 will get them digging their heels in and warming up the crusher.

Best of luck !

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i imported a 1988 Mini Shorty from England, used a broker and everything and I drove from Riverton Utah to Port Hueneme CA. (750 miles one way) to pick it up DOT/NHTSA had seized it and would not let me have it. I was told it had to get shipped back because it has to much new materials used on it and now its a new car???
i dont know who decided this but i cant even talk to any body there. It's the same old car just shorter, i have my congress women's office working on it but still waiting only have 2 weeks left before something has to happen to it.
any ideas?
thanks
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