The show thing is very short term, and has to leave thr country after a short time. The competiton clause is a problem due to it actually being sold in Canada, similar to what you mentioned.Traditionally, There’s “show and display” or bringing the imported car into compliance in the US prior to 25yr rule. These are usually reserved for high dollar exotics but Tesla roadsters are quickly approaching that status. Currently, tesla classic roadster is not on that list.
I’m not sure if this is an option for CAN? I’m also not sure if it’s even an option for US since it was produced and sold in US 2008-2011?
US has 25 year rule, Canadian equivalent is 15 year rule. Thats why GTR’s could come in here as soon as they hit that mark. No rules apply after 15 years of age, steering wheel can be on wrong side, no modifications required. Typically only cars people care about are imported this way, JDM and things we cannot normally have, definetly a small market. So I shouldn’t complain, but not being able to import as a paperweight and wait to drive it should be an exemption, as there is no harm in doing that.