1988 BMW M3 coupe red

1988 BMW M3 Coupe SOLD for $68,900

This LHD 1988 BMW M3 coupe sold at auction in Japan last Thursday for 4.32 million Yen. With low km and in clean grade 4 condition (no repair history), it would have been approx. $68,900 landed in Australia. View more pictures and auction sheet for this 1988 BMW M3 coupe here. It would have been eligible for import to Australia under the 1988…

Sunrise Cars

Edward Lees Imports Now Trading as Sunrise Cars

Coordinated police raids on Sydney car dealers in Feb 2016 resulted in one dealership, “Dream Car City”, having its trading immediately suspended. Edward Lees Imports operated by Phil Lee on Parramatta Road was also raided by police and accused of digitally altering odometers. More detail and video of police raids on Sydney dealerships for odometer tampering Edward…

Import Car valuation Customs paperwork

Import Car Valuation

If you have imported a car to Australia from Japan, UK, USA or another country that was bought some time before the import date and has depreciated since then (or was bought from a friend for a nominal value), then you won’t be able to use your original purchase invoice or paperwork for Customs valuation…

new car import cars on wharf

New Car Import to Australia — What you need to know

From 2018, proposed changes to the Vehicle Import Regulations will make it possible for new car import by anyone in Australia, not just the big car makers. Private individuals will be able to organise their own new car import to Australia every 2 years. This will apply to new cars and motorcycles from another country with comparable standards to Australia’s…

Japan car auction email alerts system

Daily Japan Car Auction Email Alerts System makes searching for your car a SNAP !

Tired of searching through online Japan car auction sites that give you the runaround ? You might want to check out our Japan car auction email alerts system for FREE. Simply enter your email address and select a vehicle make and model, it’s as easy as that ! We cover over 70 auctions and 140,000+…

Why use a Car import broker

Why Use a Car Import Broker ?

Compared to a car dealer who’s job is to sell you a specific vehicle they already own, a car import broker (or vehicle import agent) sources all vehicles to order — they do not own them. This means they are always on YOUR side and there is no conflict of interest in telling you the true condition…

2014 FT-1 Sports Coupe Concept

New Toyota Supra coming ?

Toyota may be taking its time, but a reborn Supra now looks more likely than ever thanks to some news from the trademarks office in Europe. The Japanese carmaker has again grabbed the rights to the name “Supra” through the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), more than two years after it resecured the rights…

1992 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR silver front

Want a “cheap” GTR ?

Many people have been shocked by the surge in GTR prices this year. For most, a GTR has always been their dream car and they thought they had a few more years to work towards it. The sudden price rises have spurred many in this situation to bring forward their plans and buy a GTR now before…

1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe GT-X front right

Classic Japanese Import Cars ~ recent examples

Considering buying a Japanese classic import car and looking to Japan itself for more choice, better condition or a lower price ? Well, if you’ve not already heard, collector car prices have exploded in the last 6 to 12 months. 1970’s models in particular such as Skylines, Sprinters, Crowns, Celicas and others have in some cases quadrupled in value in…

2003 Toyota Estima 3L Aeras S front

Toyota Estima not importable under new regulations ?

See our full Toyota Estima Import and Model Guide here. Toyota Estima Hybrid models are likely to become eligible for import under the new SEVS vehicle import regulations announced by the Aust. Govt. on 10 Feb 2016. However, current industry feeling is that these regulation changes could at the same time BLOCK standard Estima petrol models from being imported altogether. If this happens…

AIMVIA new car import

Heightened media interest in AIMVIA this week

Following is the latest update from the Australian Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (AIMVIA). Over the past week there has been significant media interest in AIMVIA, with print and online content backed up by radio interviews in Sydney. The tone of the initial articles suggested concern by FCAI members over proposals by the Turnbull Government to…

R34 GTR import price 6 (small)

$200K R34 GTR MSpec NUR

This last couple of months has seen some crazy prices being paid for R34 GTR’s like this 6,000 km R34 GTR MSpec NUR which would have ended up at about $200,000 AUD on road. The R34 GTR must surely be one of the most rapidly appreciating vehicles in the world at the moment. Read our…