by E.B. Tucker
Last year, I flew to Spain with my friend Fadi Garcia to buy a Land Rover Defender 90.
When he first told me about the trip, it didn’t make any sense. I’ve seen plenty of these vehicles in the U.S. I agreed with him that it’s a classic. I wouldn’t mind having one myself. But why fly all the way to Spain?
After he showed me this video posted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, I understood why.
In 1988, Congress passed a restrictive law limiting vehicle imports to a very narrow scope. An extensive list of prohibited features prevents many of the world’s most popular cars from touching U.S. soil.