Import Nissan Leaf

Import Nissan Leaf from 2019

It should be possible to import Nissan Leaf 5-door hatches from early 2019, as several compliance workshops are now in the final approval stage. Initially secondhand import will be possible for the 2nd generation (June 2013 to Sept 2017 models), with 3rd generation models available (from Sept 2017 up to whatever date Nissan Australia starts selling them) under…

1994 Nissan Pulsar GTiR right front auction

Pulsar GTiR prices rising

The Nissan Pulsar GTiR 4WD 2L turbo is a model that has been overshadowed until recently by it’s bigger brother the GT-R. However this is changing now they are eligible for import to the USA based on age (25 Year Rule for right hand drive vehicles) together with increasing worldwide demand for JDM classics. This…

BMSB Catch Ad

STINK BUG Season Returns

Based on the scare in Feb 2018 with Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) found in some shipments of used vehicles from Japan, there will be additional quarantine measures put in place for vehicle shipments from the 1 September 2018 to 30 of April 2019. Australian bio-security will also have heightened surveillance for Roll on Roll off…

2017 Toyota Alphard Hybrid SR C Package

This as new black 2017 Toyota Alphard Hybrid SR C Package 4WD 2.5L 7 seater people mover with just 2,032 km, JBL sound system and Modellista package was inspected for a client in August 2018. Luxury features included radar cruise control with collision prevention, full cameras, dual powerslide doors, power tailgate, flip down rear TV…

2015 Toyota Vellfire Hybrid Executive Lounge

This black 2015 Toyota Vellfire HYBRID Executive Lounge 4WD 2.5L 7 seater people mover with 25,524 km, JBL sound system and Modellista package was inspected for a client in July 2018. Luxury features included radar cruise control with collision prevention, full cameras, dual powerslide doors, power tailgate, leather reclining seats with footrests and tray tables,…

2015 Toyota Alphard Hybrid Executive Lounge

This black 2015 Toyota Alphard HYBRID Executive Lounge 4WD 2.5L 7 seater people mover with 35,833 km and JBL sound system was inspected for a client in June 2018. Luxury features included radar cruise control with collision prevention, full cameras, dual powerslide doors, power tailgate, leather reclining seats with footrests and tray tables, HDMI media…

2001 Mazda RX-7 Type RB S Package turbo

This white 2001 Mazda RX-7 Type RB S Package turbo with 129,886 kms was inspected for a client in July 2018. Owner trade-in, came with remote key and Recaro seats, 18″ BBS wheels, height adjustable suspension, aftermarket exhaust and rear spoiler. Negative points included: additional gauge not working, wear on edge of the driver’s seat,…

2016 Toyota Alphard Hybrid Executive Lounge

This white 2016 Toyota Alphard HYBRID Executive Lounge 4WD 2.5L people mover with 26,777 kms and JBL sound system was inspected for a client in July 2018. Luxury features included radar cruise control with collision prevention, full cameras, dual powerslide doors, power tailgate, leather reclining seats with footrests and tray tables, and top of the…

1993 Mazda FD3S RX-7 auction

Early FD3S RX-7 Prices Skyrocketing

The USA market has been hot for any early 90’s Japanese vehicles since their 25 Year Rule first started allowing the unrestricted import of RHD vehicles several years ago. This has combined with worldwide demand that is recognising the historic value of these models, and appeal that has never waned for driver’s across 3 generations…

2015 Toyota Alphard Hybrid Executive Lounge

This grade 5 A B, white 2015 Toyota Alphard HYBRID Executive Lounge 4WD 2.5L people mover with just 6,585 kms and JBL sound system was inspected for a client in July 2018. Luxury features included radar cruise control with collision prevention, full cameras, dual powerslide doors, power tailgate, leather reclining seats with footrests and tray…

Luxury Car Tax threshold increase

Luxury Car Tax Limits Raised

The Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold on imported cars has been raised on regular cars for the 2018 / 19 financial year – but oddly NOT for fuel-efficient vehicles. In fact, the LCT threshold for fuel-efficient vehicles has only been lifted $526 between 2010 to 2018 as can be seen in the following table. The…

1992 Mazda RX-7 turbo

This 1992 Mazda RX-7 turbo with 162,725 km was inspected for a client on 28 June 2018 at USS Tokyo auction. VIN: FD3S-111977. Originally graded 3.5 C, the auction issued a correction on the day to an R grade (front repair history). Auction report translation as follows. Sales points: Trade-in car. Facelift front bumper. Aftermarket…