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Posted March 31, 2016
R34 GTR Import Prices
If you wanted to own an imported R34 GTR in your lifetime, you may have already missed the boat (so to speak).
Read our Aug 2016 R34 GTR Import Price Update.
Where are prices heading ? In a word, UP.
View 3 months of R34 GTR Import Prices
Why have prices been rising so quickly ?
The simple fact is that R34 GTR prices have jumped in the last couple of years thanks to a greater focus worldwide on classic cars together with Canada’s 15 year rule which has allowed Canadians to import R34 GTR’s since 2013. We are also receiving a strong level of R34 GTR import enquiries from European and Asian countries.
Yes, the R34 GTR is now considered a classic.
The R34 GTR stopped production in 2002 with total production numbers a little over 12,000 units according to Wikipedia:
R34 GTR Production figures
Standard Cars = 3,965
V·Spec = 1,308
V·Spec UK = 80
V·Spec N1 = 45
V·Spec II = 5,512
V·Spec II Nür = 750
V·Spec II N1 = 18
M·Spec = 228
M·Spec Nür = 250
V-Spec II NISMO Z-tune 2 = 19
Total = 12,175
Considering the relatively low R34 GTR production numbers, the fact they are a high performance vehicle more liable to accidents, and the huge worldwide demand for them in clean low km condition, it’s no wonder prices have been increasing so rapidly.
The R34 GTR has a universal appeal that has seen it gain in status and popularity as the years have gone on.
Back in 2014 we were sourcing R34 GTR’s for import from under $40,000 complied, with prices topping out at around $80,000 for the best MSpec and NUR models. Now those prices seem cheap as the range has shifted to between $70,000 and $130,000 and rising.
Let’s face it then, the R34 GTR (and other classic GTR’s) are sadly all but finished as daily drivers with price rises likely to continue in coming years. $150,000 to $200,000 for some of the rarist models with low kms is not inconceivable in the near future.
As prices rise, more R34 GTR’s go to specialist dealers and fewer go to auction. Yes, we inspect and buy from Japanese dealers as well, such as this modified 1999 R34 GTR VSpec from Global Auto Osaka sourced for a client several months ago.
If you want to import an R34 GTR that is collectible or modified then have a look at the following specialist Japan GTR dealers.
We have dealt with Defend in the past, but they are very wary of exporters / foreigners, and will not negotiate on price. They are however probably the best GTR specialists in Japan and usually have a good stock list.
Global Auto is located in the Osaka region just near the office of one of our agents, so we can undertake free inspections for you. We have dealt with this company before and have found the quality to be good. Click here for an example. They tend to deal with modified vehicles and have a mix of all the GTR models.
Craft Sports is out in Gunma prefecture (northwest of Tokyo). They are very much into the racing scene and have a very nice workshop, but their stock is mostly R35s.
Best R is in Kanagawa prefecture (south of Tokyo). They usually have a good stock list with a mix of all the GTR models.
For the best idea of current R34 GTR import prices from auction, have a look at our hand-selected R34 GTR Import Price examples.
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