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Rover import approval application

New ROVER system for import approval applications

After an extended transition phase, the new Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) finally replaced the old Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 (MVSA) on 1 July 2021. Import approvals will no longer be issued for vehicle models under the old regulations after 31 March 2022 and those vehicles must have a compliance plate fitted by 30 June 2022. More info: Last Chance for Old SEVS models An online sys...


July 12, 2021 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Import Regulations
Car Import times changing

The Times They are A Changin’

Whew, we’ve hardly had a chance to catch our breath the last 12 months. We have been so busy sourcing cars it has simply left no time for Blogging or FB. Time then perhaps for a quick catch up in between the avalanche of auction inspections, bidding, emails, phone calls and SMS ! Here are our quick thoughts on the last year and what we expect in the next year… The global pandemic triggered...


June 2, 2021 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Hybrid electric, Import Regulations
Living Under a Rock

In case you have been living under a rock…

We are in the middle of a massive market shift right now, the car import market and prices are changing faster than at any time in the last 20 years and things will never be the same. Demand for vehicles is like nothing we have ever seen before, and we are absolutely flat out sourcing cars and answering enquiries. There are a range of reasons for all this but one main factor is the global Covid-1...


September 21, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, Classic cars, General News, GTR
New SEVS Approved Vehicle List

New SEVS Approved Vehicle List

The latest list of vehicle models approved for import to Australia under transitional SEVS arrangements is shown below. You can also check the Aust Govt. website directly for the latest updates. These are models NEVER BEFORE eligible for import to Australia and include hybrid / electric vehicles as well as significantly different versions of locally sold models. NOTE:  Inclusion in this list is...


August 21, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, General News

Suzuki Cappuccino Reheated ?

The Suzuki Cappuccino was a 660cc “kei car” produced in Japan from 1991 to 1997, which means it is now eligible for import to Australia (and the USA) under the 25 Year Rule. The Cappuccino is now being rediscovered as a result, and prices are rising quickly along with all other nostalgic vehicles of this era. Just over 28,000 Cappuccino’s were made, mostly for the domestic Japane...


August 10, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, General News
1993 Toyota Supra widebody 02

Want a Supra widebody under the 25 Year Rule ?

If you’re thinking of importing a Supra under the 25 Year Rule (March 1995 and older are OK at the time of this post), just note that a Supra widebody like this modified example today may not be eligible for import – based on major body modifications. Read more about allowed modifications under the 25 Year Rule here This 1993 Toyota Supra with 120,021 km, Supra widebody kit and other m...


March 7, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News
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