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1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR VSpec left front

One Owner 1993 R32 GT-R VSpec

This one-owner 1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R VSpec with 138,425 km sold on 26 October 2017 for approx. $45,800 complied in Australia. Graded 4 B, it was in very well kept condition for age and kms as can be seen from the interior, engine and underbody pictures. No rust and a very clean car. Clearly the single owner took great care of it. View full inspection pictures Factory BBS 17 inch alloy...


October 26, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Tommy Kaira Special Edition right front

UNICORN Tommy Kaira R32 GT-R

This one-owner 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Tommy Kaira Special Edition with only 12,767 km and Tommy Kaira R32 GT-R treatment was purchased for a client in September 2017. Graded 4.5 B, it was in incredible near new condition with full service records from new – the pictures speak for themselves. View full inspection pictures It is extremely RARE now to find R32 GTR’s of this quali...


October 25, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1967 Ford Mustang ELEANOR show

1967 Ford Mustang ELEANOR 500 HP ~ For Sale

This classic 1967 Ford Mustang ELEANOR 500 HP made famous in the film “Gone in 60 Seconds” has just come up for sale. 3 Nov 2017 Update – Thank you for all the enquiries, this vehicle has now been SOLD. Eleanor World Registry #363 – genuine factory Fastback BIG BLOCK GT “S” Code with Marti Report. Full rotisserie restoration. Then restored with every single pi...


October 13, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
Import R35 GTR

Import early build R35 GTR from 2019

R35 GTR – we are receiving a lot of enquiries regarding if / when this model can be imported to Australia as a normal road use vehicle, so here’s an update. Quick Answers – 2007 – Feb 2009 R35 GTR models should be OK to import to Aust. from 10 December 2019 onwards under the new SEVS. Read more… Indicative price range is from $55K to $75K complied for most of the avai...


September 27, 2017 / General News, GTR, Import Regulations

Takata Airbag Recall affects Australian consumers

Takata Airbag Recall for Japanese Imports – what you need to know. Japan manufacturer factory recall page – check whether your Japanese import is affected by the Takata airbag recall Sadly the airbag – the very thing designed to SAVE lives – has now been responsible for a number of deaths and serious injuries. In one of the largest car recalls in history, over 100 million c...


September 14, 2017 / General News
Japanese Car Auction Search

All New Japanese Car Auction Search

We’ve turbocharged our Japanese Car Auction Search to improve your experience ! All-new display 3 x Faster Improved navigation for phone & tablet It is now easier than ever to view upcoming vehicles across all the Japanese auctions, and to browse 3 months of Past auction results. NEW Auction Location option added – this will help you to research sale prices (by filtering...


September 11, 2017 / General News, Japan auction online, Japan car auctions, japan used car auction, Japanese car auction online, search Japan car auction
USS Auction Map Japan Auction Sale Price

How to Check Japan Auction Sale Price

We are constantly asked two questions – what WILL and what DID a car sell for ? Obviously we can’t predict the Japan auction sale price for cars that have not yet sold. The best we can do is to guide you on general market price range for common models based on your requirements (year, model, condition, kms etc.). We have also designed our Auctions page to provide access to the last 3 m...


September 1, 2017 / General News, Japan auction online, Japan car auctions, japan used car auction, Japanese car auction online, search Japan car auction
2019 Import Regulation Changes Backflip 2

2019 Import Regulation Changes Media Release

According to today’s Media Release from Minister Paul Fletcher, the 2019 Import Regulation Changes WILL NOT allow the parallel import of new cars. The Media Release cites “cost and complexity” outweighing “minimal consumer benefit” for this complete backflip on what was proudly announced by the Minister only 18 months ago (and still claimed to be going ahead in comm...


August 16, 2017 / General News, Import Regulations, People Movers
2002 R34 GTR VSpec 2 NUR with Z-Tune bodykit front

2002 R34 GTR VSpec 2 NUR with Z Tune bodykit

This One Owner 2002 R34 GTR VSpec 2 NUR with NISMO Z Tune bodykit and just 58,863 km has been carefully maintained and customised from new. Other than the N1 and the Z Tune itself which would now be approaching $500,000 in value, the VSpec 2 NUR is the most desirable and collectible of all R34 GTR models with only 718 units produced. According to the dealer, it has been driven with great care on...


August 10, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Japanese Vehicle Specifications R34 Skyline new

Japanese Vehicle Specifications Catalogue

Our NEW Japanese Vehicle Specifications Catalogue has full specifications for vehicles sold in the Japanese domestic car market, all in one place ! This makes it simple to research models that best suit your needs. Knowing the new price of different specification levels also helps to understand secondhand pricing. Available Japanese car data includes: production date range, car make, model, ...


August 9, 2017 / General News
Obon 2017 auction dates candles on water

Obon Japan Auction Dates Aug 2017

Obon is a Japanese Buddhist holiday that honors the return of the spirits of ancestors. During this time many Japanese people return to their hometowns to visit the graves of their departed relatives. It’s not just a somber time as spirits are welcomed with celebration and dance. Most Japanese businesses close for up to a week including the Japanese car auctions. The Japanese car auction sc...


August 3, 2017 / General News, Japan car auctions, japan used car auction
2000 R34 GTR in Bayside Blue at Global Auto Osaka front

2000 R34 GTR in Bayside Blue at Global Auto Osaka

This 2000 R34 GTR in very desirable Bayside Blue has 71,484 km with 450ps “gentle tune” and is currently available through specialist GTR dealer Global Auto in Osaka, Japan. One of our agents can organise an inspection with 200+ additional pictures and also undertake a road test if required. Based on the asking price in Yen, the final price in Australia would equate to approx. $79,600...


August 1, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Import reg changes dont hold breath

Vehicle Import Regulation Reform – What is Happening ?

Latest Update December 2017 ~ 2019 Vehicle Import Regulation Changes – Draft Legislation Announced When first announced in Feb 2016 the proposed import regulation reforms sounded very positive — not only for motoring enthusiasts but for all Australians. AND a long time coming. The Need for Import Regulation Reforms The current import regulations are restrictive to trade and lead to much hi...


July 29, 2017 / Australian Compliance, General News, Import Regulations
7News new car prices 1

Australians being ripped off on new car prices

7News: Many car buyers wanting to purchase imports claim Australians are being ripped off, with vehicles far cheaper overseas. Typical differences in new car prices can be seen from the comparison of four popular models above. Watch the full 7News report: It’s now been 9 months since the Govt.’s last official update on the proposed vehicle import regulation changes. More reading: Lar...


July 26, 2017 / General News, Import Regulations
AUD to JPY rate chart 2 years

AUD to JPY Exchange Rate Highest for 18 Months

The AUD to JPY exchange rate pushed strongly to 89 Yen to the Dollar this week, the highest level since December 2015. Our last update on the exchange rate was this time last year at 80 Yen to the Dollar. Given the volatility of financial markets, whether it continues to improve further and reach 90 remains to be seen. However, after nearly 20 years of importing vehicles, history has taught us to ...


July 20, 2017 / General News
Toyota Estima blocked

Import your People Mover before they’re BLOCKED

With proposed changes to the Australian Vehicle Import Regulations looming in 2018, it’s worth a reminder that people movers such as the Nissan Elgrand, Toyota Estima and Mitsubishi Delica will most likely be blocked from import as a secondhand vehicle (unless they are a hybrid). There may only be 6 months left to import one of these if the changes go ahead as the Govt. has previously indi...


July 14, 2017 / General News, Import Regulations, People Movers
1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-t left rear

Skyline R32 Gts-t Prices

Want to know what Skyline R32 Gts-t’s are selling for ? This 1990 5 speed Skyline R32 Gts-t coupe was inspected for a client and sold this morning in Tokyo. View full auction inspection pictures for this 1990 Skyline R32 Gts-t coupe. 105,746 km, graded 3.5 B. Aftermarket exhaust, wheels and TOMEI boost gauge. Overall condition of the interior, engine and body was actually very good for age...


June 22, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
2015 Alphard Executive Lounge front 2

2015 Alphard Executive Lounge HYBRID from $78K on road

2015 Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge HYBRID (top spec). 81,334 km but still graded 4 B A – clean other than some pin dents and scratches on the body. Auctioned in Japan last Saturday – passed in (reserve price not met). Most likely back for auction this Saturday 17 June. Based on the last bid, around $78K to $80K fully on road in Aust. should buy it. 2011 – 2014 (20 Series) ...


June 14, 2017 / General News
1993 R32 GTR front

1993 R32 GTR – Two Auctioned Today

Here are two more 1993 R32 GTR examples for those wanting a current price guide on importing an R32 GTR from Japan in relatively clean and standard condition with under 100,000 km. Both of these 1993 R32 GTR’s were auctioned this morning at USS Tokyo. We did not inspect these vehicles in person so can only be guided on condition based on the auction reports. Considering where we believe the...


May 25, 2017 / General News, GTR
Hakosuka 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe right front

1971 Hakosuka Skyline KGC10 SOLD for $92,700 landed

This classic 1971 Hakosuka Skyline KGC10 5 speed manual with 2.8L engine and GT-R badging was auctioned in Japan yesterday and sold for approx. $92,700 landed in Australia. 100+ auction inspection pictures & more details for this 1971 Hakosuka Skyline KGC10. Worldwide demand for Hakosuka (“box Skylines”) continues to increase which has pushed up prices significantly in recent ...


May 20, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR VSpec right front

R32 GTR Price Update

R32 GTR’s are currently one of the most sought after vehicles worldwide and we receive many enquiries every day asking about the current R32 GTR price. R32 GTR prices are still RISING and demand is increasing. Set up a free email auction alerts trial to be notified of all R32 GTR’s coming up for auction in Japan. Most R32 GTR buyers now want examples with less than 120,000 km, in cle...


May 18, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Toyota Mark X Zio 3.5L V36 wagon

Toyota Mark X Zio 3.5L V36 wagon from $10K complied

Looking for a top quality family wagon with some power ? The Toyota Mark X Zio 3.5L V36 wagon has 206kW and plenty of factory options such as cruise control, front / rear cameras, parking sonar, leather seats, sunroof and more. 2007 to 2013 models are available with prices from about $10K complied. View full pictures for this 2007 Toyota Mark X Zio 3.5L V36 wagon inspected at auction for a ...


May 18, 2017 / General News
1995 HONDA NSX NA1 Coupe left front

Honda NSX Collector Car

This very low km 1995 Honda NSX NA1 5 speed manual coupe with just 23,574 kms was auctioned today in Japan, and shows where NSX prices are heading as collectors worldwide vie for the best condition examples. In excellent overall condition, it attracted a lot of attention and sold for 7,935,000 YEN FOB. Had it been eligible for import to Australia, the total price would have been approx. $122,4...


May 12, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
2003 Nissan Skyline V35 350GT coupe right front

BARGAIN 2003 Nissan Skyline V35 350GT coupe available

Be quick to express interest for this BARGAIN 2003 Nissan Skyline V35 350GT coupe with 19″ WORK alloy wheels and TANABE lowered suspension available now through one of our Japanese agents for just 350,000 Yen FOB or $9,900 complied (approx. for most Australian States). UPDATE: Please note this vehicle has been SOLD. 76,000 km. Grade 4 B. HID’s, keyless entry, 6 stack CD changer. TV. ...


April 28, 2017 / General News
Japan Golden Week Holiday autumn

Japan Golden Week Holiday & Vehicle Auction Schedule

Golden Week is a group of annual Japanese public holidays starting at the end of April and running into the first week of May. This year the dates are Sat April 29 to Fri May 5 2017. Most vehicle auctions will be closed during this period. Our automated auction alerts system will continue to run and send emails for any vehicles at auctions that are still operating, however as most of our agents ...


April 24, 2017 / General News
1985 Toyota Sprinter Treuno AE86 GT APEX front

Modified 1985 Toyota Sprinter Treuno AE86 GT APEX available

Be quick to express interest for this modified 1985 Toyota Sprinter Treuno AE86 GT APEX – clearly loved by its previous owner who has spent much more on the car than the current asking price. The long list of quality modifications (below) includes many new and brand name parts, and a full engine overhaul only 6 months ago. It has also been test driven and drives great. This AE86 GT APEX i...


April 22, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
Mazda RX-7 Prices

Mazda RX-7 Prices Jump

The Mazda RX-7 is another model for which prices are spiraling out of control thanks to an insatiable worldwide thirst for collector cars. The RX-7 as a model didn’t age well, showing wear and tear quite quickly if not well maintained. Many were also modified by their original owners and of course being a performance car are more likely to have past repair history. All this makes finding cle...


April 1, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
Just Car Insurance Closing

Just Car Insurance No More in 2017

If you’ve not already heard the news, Just Car Insurance will cease to exist as an insurance brand in 2017. Instead, existing and new policies will be handled by AAMI and Shannons, depending on the type of car. Many of us who have owned imported cars over the years have a bit of a soft spot for JCI as they focused on providing well-priced coverage with fair policy conditions when many of the...


March 31, 2017 / General News
Facebook scam alert 2018 Import Regulation Changes

Facebook Scam Warning 2018 Import Regulation Changes

Numerous pages have been popping up on Facebook and Instagram in the last 12 months claiming they are busy preparing to source new cars come 2018, posting up pictures of high end cars and promising huge savings. As far as we can tell, these “businesses” don’t actually exist other than on social media, so (as always) be wary of scams and very careful to check who you are actually ...


March 30, 2017 / General News, Import Regulations
1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR grey

1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR available

This January 1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR in grey (KH2) with 74,000 kms has just come into stock with a Japan GTR specialist that we deal with and is ready for immediate export. The approx. import cost for Australia of $35,300 plus tyres and on road costs (at 87 Yen to the dollar) will vary slightly from State to State. All GTR’s from this dealer are mechanically sound, and pre-inspected / is...


March 13, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
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