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Old 06-26-2003, 10:19 PM
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"There has been increased US interest because the McLaren F1 can now be driven there following the Gates Ruling," said a spokesman. This case featured Microsoft boss Bill Gates, who apparently wanted an F1 so badly he got American emissions legislation amended to allow the supercar across the Atlantic.
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it's probably not true
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It was never legal here? Are there two diff. versions emission wise???
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I dont believe it either.
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