Those who had the guts to try usually found their beloved R32 GT-R stuck and permanently grounded in a warehouse upon its arrival from Japan. Then there were the outright ballsy few who went as far as importing R32 parts and then reassembling everything stateside. Hard core passions know no bounds. But things are different today, and all for the better. The R32 GT-R was launched in 1989, thus making it 25 years old, the age in which a car originally not approved for sale in the US can be imported legally. It says so in fine print in the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 49, part 591.5(i), if you want to check).