Hey all, I live in Alabama here in the the U.S. and I recently purchased a 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 from Canada. I documented the process and plan on making a youtube video to show everyone how easy it is. Here ill list how you can do it as well!
1) You will need a "Bill of Sale", and the vehicle "Title"
2) Customs and Border was super nice and have a pretty easy process for all this. I recommend still bringing your own forms. These forms are:
CBP: 7501 (Customs Form)
EPA Form 3520-1
HS7 (Department of Transportation)
The Vehicle's Title
IMPORTANT: Use this site to get the MONTH of manufacture, they need the month. just in case print the site out showing it.
http://www.autotraderjapan.com/index.ph ... coder.html
3) Insurance - So I tried to use Hagerty insurance, and they are useless scum... I'll explain.. So you need to be 25 to have a policy with them (not a problem in my case), and you need to send them pictures, fill out an application, and send them all the forms in section two(2). There is a caviat though. If you drive across, customs will not give you a CBP form 3461, which Hagerty needs no matter what. The 3461 is literally a packing sheet that is used for shipping containers and vehicle transport trucks. They literally will not use logic and need that form.
TL;DR If you use Hagerty, get the CBP form 3461 from Customs no matter what.
I was able to use USAA auto insurance, and they partner with American Classics specialty insurance.. use them if you can.
4) Registration - In Alabama, it was super easy, there is no emissions or safety inspections, so i just needed to show them all the EPA, DoT, CBP, Bill of Sale, and Title to get it registered.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, i want to help people get their dream car too!