Yea so it's a pretty straight-forward way to allow car enthusiast to import cars that are still interesting but may not meet one or all of the frontal impact or safety standards in very very limited numbers.
I don't make the rules, I'm just telling you what they are and how they get applied. But I'm guessing the opinions of people who write about cars and who deal with them for a living are probably a little more highly respected than mine or yours.
Which isn't fair or democratic....it's all bit "special".....which is what gets backs up more than anything.
I understand you're explaining the rules...and thanks very much for making the effort. But it does very much sound like the rules are currently calibrated to serve a sub-set of petrolheads......and don't have any ability to recognise any value beyond that - like zero emissions....which is, today, arguably more significant than boys panting over cool things. ;-)