I just saw a 1999 Z3 advertised for sale by a used car exporter in Japan. This Z3 has only 28,800 km, and the price is $9,069, not counting shipping of course. Needless to say, cars, with the exception of antiques, cannot be brought into the United States without their undergoing major modifications to meet the federal safety and emissions requirements. I had heard, however, that all Z3s were manufactured in South Carolina, even the ones for the European market and presumably elsewhere. If that is true, then it seems logical that the Z3 in question would already meet the federal import requirements. Does anyone have any thoughts regarding this?