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Has any one considered ordering a true abarth in say London & bringing it to the states? Would there be any issues?
 

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There really isn't that much difference for it to be worth the hassle is there?
 

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Has any one considered ordering a true abarth in say London & bringing it to the states? Would there be any issues?
The safety and pollution regulations in Europe and the US are similar, but not identical. It would require modification to be legal to register and title in the US. How extensive or expensive those modifications would be is uncertain. The US government has a helpful page here.

It's unlikely that the money and effort spent would be worth it for a car as cheap as the 124. The alternative would be to wait 25 years and import it as an antique, when it will be exempt.
 

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even if you managed to import it, I can't imagine Fiat USA would honor the warranty.

The safety and pollution regulations in Europe and the US are similar, but not identical. It would require modification to be legal to register and title in the US. How extensive or expensive those modifications would be is uncertain. The US government has a helpful page here.

It's unlikely that the money and effort spent would be worth it for a car as cheap as the 124. The alternative would be to wait 25 years and import it as an antique, when it will be exempt.
 

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Like the others said here, it's virually impossible, and with no real benefit. I mean there is the steering wheel, possibly ride height, possibly 6 more hp (depending on if it's a rating issue or not), but nothing that couldn't be done more easily my converting a US car to Euro spec.

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Like the others said here, it's virually impossible, and with no real benefit. I mean there is the steering wheel, possibly ride height, possibly 6 more hp (depending on if it's a rating issue or not), but nothing that couldn't be done more easily my converting a US car to Euro spec.

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Fiat has confirmed somewhere that it's the same HP really, just different rating/calculation. 6 HP is easily the difference between a blistering hot and a frigid cold day anyways
 

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I'm going to use my local L.A. auto shops to create a Fabulous Fake, complete with the Heratige Stripe, EU side badging, red accents, etc. At the end of the day, it will be significantly less expensive than importing one (if that was even possible).
 

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I'm going to use my local L.A. auto shops to create a Fabulous Fake, complete with the Heratige Stripe, EU side badging, red accents, etc. At the end of the day, it will be significantly less expensive than importing one (if that was even possible).
No one will know.
 

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I'm going to use my local L.A. auto shops to create a Fabulous Fake, complete with the Heratige Stripe, EU side badging, red accents, etc. At the end of the day, it will be significantly less expensive than importing one (if that was even possible).
So you're getting the red trim painted/wrapped? I just bought a red front spoiler on eBay and am waiting to buy the red mirror caps when they come back into stock (apparently U.K. & Italy are out).
 
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