1992 Mazda RX-7 Type R

This one owner 1992 Mazda RX-7 Type R in Montego blue with just 45,434 kms was inspected for a client at HAA Kobe auction in February 2017. Non smoker’s car. Graded 4 B B. Paint generally overall was quite good. Some scratches around the front bumper. Touched up scrape between headlights. Side mirrors scratched and touched…

1992 Mazda RX-7 Type RZ lightweight sports model

This black 1992 Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (special lightweight racing model) was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo on 30 March 2017. Non smoker’s car. Graded 3.5 B with 85,000 total kms (odometer replaced in the past, km records supplied). Aftermarket racing seats, boost gauge, RECARO seats, shift knob, exhaust and suspension. Engine and transmission were fine. Very clean overall…

1999 Rover Mini Cooper

This one-owner 1999 Rover Mini Cooper was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 16 February 2016. One of the best Minis we have seen in Japan in terms of condition and came with service and owner’s manuals and spare key. Graded 4 C with 40,364 genuine kms. Oil leak around the top of…

1987 BMW M3 E30 coupe

This classic (Feb built) 1987 BMW M3 E30 coupe with the popular Getrag Cross transmission, no repair history and only 79,724 kms was inspected for a client at HAA Kobe auction on 11 February 2017. In excellent condition for age, this vehicle had clearly been loved, garaged and well maintained and was the best BMW M3…

1987 Mercedes Benz 4WD 230GE Gelandewagen

This classic 1987 Mercedes Benz 4WD 230GE Gelandewagen with 120,706 kms was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 2 February 2017. From the Tokyo area, this vehicle had clearly been loved, garaged and well maintained. Service records were included at auction showing maintenance history and kms. Overall extremely clean for age with genuine low…

1981 Porsche 911 Coupe

This classic 1981 Porsche 911 Coupe with Carerra look was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 1 December 2016. View client testimonial for this 1981 Porsche 911 Coupe Fitted with adjustable suspension, roll cage, Recaro seat, plus other aftermarket parts for track use. Rear seat removed. 28/11/16 — piston ring / gasket / brake master…

1997 Rover Mini Cooper

This 1997 Rover Mini Cooper was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 24 November 2016. Average body and engine condition for a Mini of this age. Interior condition was above average. 22,000 kms noted on the auction sheet but based on the condition these were not genuine. Rust noted under the doors,…

1992 Mazda RX-7 Type R

This 1992 Mazda RX-7 Type R was inspected for a client at Hanaten Osaka auction on 27 October 2016. How it was graded 4 B is a mystery, 3.5 C would have been closer to reality and probably still generous. This is a good example of why you should never buy sight unseen from auction. Firstly this RX-7…

1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

This 1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe was inspected for a client at USS Osaka auction on 21 October 2016. As far as old Porches go it was fairly clean and well cared for with minimal rust, and came from the Kobe area. Front valence panel had a few cracks in the paint and was quite faded. Rubber parts around the…

1997 Rover Mini Cooper

This blue 1997 Rover Mini Cooper was inspected for a client at USS Osaka auction on 21 October 2016, for use as a parts / donor car. Condition was quite poor overall as expected with the grade of 3. While there was no serious structural rust or damage it was leaking oil quite heavily with an obvious puddle of…