Hello and welcome to the forum!
I put a bit of extra info about the police cars in your other thread here:viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21666
You'd be surprised how many real Skylines there are in the states. Being in Cali, you’ve got easy access to some of the better classic car meets in the country. The Bayline Gathering and JCCS both had quite a lot of Skylines show up (or so I've read as I did not actually attend either). http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/2012/07 ... g-part-01/http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/2012/09 ... 02-sedans/
Getting a vintage Skyline into the states isn't hugely difficult, it's just an exercise in patience really. I've been trying to ship my little Mitsubishi home for the better part of 8 months now and in spite of talking to customs officials in both Texas and Cali and receiving the OK, I have been turned down by multiple shipping companies (although I think I've finally got one on the hook). The guys at JDM Legends have cracked it and bring quite a lot of great car into the states, so definitely check them out. I've talked with Eric there a few times and he's a great guy.http://www.jdmlegends.com/
As soon as I crack the importation code (which makes the DaVinci code seem like child's play) I'll be sending cars to the states as fast as my wallet allows. You've actually lucked out if you're looking to import, because the only Roll On Roll Off port in the U.S I've found is Long Beach, which is an easy trip for you (not so easy if the car needs to end up in Dallas). If you are going to be available to sign the documents in person in Long Beach and pick up the car, the whole process gets much, much easier.
Oh and as of this year, 1988 classifies as a classic (happy 25th birthday!), so introduce the car as well!
Thanks for the warm reply! Definately appreciated as I'm recovering from having my "wisdom" teeth pulled along some other busted chompers..... not fun, but oh well, lol.
As for my '88 Maxima, sure! She was my high school car, a hand me down from my dad. He loved that car. It's a white GXE with a chocolate brown leather interior and automatic transmission with about 136,000 on it. Here's the funny part with this U11 Nissan. Back in high school, I hated this car. (I know, boo hiss!) back then I wanted a Mustang (yeah I was an ungrateful punk back then) I thought the car was boxy and had no personality (yes I defiantely was an idiot back then) but that VG30E in that car, DAMN INDESTRUCTIBLE. I did every rotten thing to this car back then, full on redline neutral drops constantly, parking lot j-turns with the e-brake, hitting speed bumps HARD and just redlining the piss out of the VG. I still have this car to this day. It survived me, despite the terrible treatment I gave it. That little Nissan earned my respect and I love the car. I couldn't part with it- not even for a Skyline GT-R (which I'm obsessed with, funny how my dad loved Maxima's, but couldn't understand why I loved the Skyline GT-R!) it means that much to me since my dad sadly passed on a few years back. I'm just glad that there are other people who love cars like these and all the cool Japanese classics that normally get overlooked, or worse, scrapped. Especially 80's era cars.