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2007 Civic Mugen RR import

2007 Honda Civic Mugen RR $220K

This rare 2007 Honda Civic Mugen RR with 18,270 km was auctioned in Tokyo on 9 April 2020. 1 of only 300 Mugen RR’s made for the Japanese market, all exclusively in Milano Red. Auction grade 4.5 B. VIN: FD2-1203437. This rare 2007 Honda Civic Mugen RR sold for over 11,000,000 Yen FOB, or about $220,000 landed and complied in Australia, plus on road costs (@ 67.5 Yen to the dollar). Try o...

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April 9, 2020 / Classic cars, General News
Import Civic Type R FD2 to Australia

Import Civic Type R FD2 to Australia

Import Honda Civic Type R FD2 to Australia – just added to the list of approved models under transitional SEVS arrangements on 2 April 2020. The ruling covers the October 2006 to December 2011 Honda Civic Type R FD2 4 door sedan. Browse the last 3 months of Honda Civic Type R FD2 auction sales in Japan Free trial our auction alerts system for the Honda Civic Type R FD2 View example Honda C...

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April 3, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
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...

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March 7, 2020 / 25 Year Rule, Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News
R34 GTR with NISMO S1 engine 08

R34 GTR with NISMO S1 engine by Omori Factory

This 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR in TV2 Bayside Blue with 163,575 km and NISMO S1 engine fitted by Omori Factory (serial number #122) was auctioned at USS Tokyo in Japan on 27 February 2020. It sold for 6,860,000 JPY, which at the time would have been equivalent to approx. $130,000 AUD complied (including LCT and calculated @72.5 Yen to the dollar), plus on road costs. Grade 3.5 B. BNR34-001428...

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February 27, 2020 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Corona virus

Corona Virus Fears affect Japan auction sales

It is a good time to buy a collector car if you are fortunate to have cash on hand. Consumer confidence has taken a big hit in recent weeks as panic selling grips stock markets thanks to global concerns over the spread of the corona virus and the resulting financial impact on businesses affected by measures implemented in China and other countries to minimise its spread. The Japanese auctions are ...

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February 26, 2020 / Classic cars, General News
Honda Civic Type R logo

Import Honda Civic Type R EK9 to Australia

If you have always wanted to import a 1997 to 2000 classic Honda Civic Type R EK9 to Australia then you’re in luck ! It is now technically possible to import the Honda Civic Type R EK9 as this model was approved by the Govt. on 10 Feb 2020 under new import regulations. Yes, the Honda Civic Type R FD2 will also be eligible for import soon (application pending approval) and the Honda Acco...

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February 17, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News
2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSPEC2 12

2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSPEC2 $400K

This 2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSPEC2 in Bayside Blue with 5,721 original km was auctioned at USS Tokyo on 13 February 2020 and sold for a phenomenal price… 20,395,000 JPY. Factoring in all costs, that would be equivalent to an eye-watering $394,000 AUD complied (including LCT and calculated @74 Yen to the dollar), plus on road costs. Grade 5 A. BNR34-402867. VSPEC2 #1541/1855. Low km c...

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February 13, 2020 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1994 Import MG RV8 01

Import MG RV8 under 25 Year Rule

Looking for a classic car from Japan under the new 25 Year Rule, perhaps something like this 1994 MG RV8 with just 49,970 km auctioned in December 2019 ? A large proportion of the limited MG RV8 production was exported and sold new in Japan (1,579 of the 1,983 produced), but many since then have been exported out of Japan back to the UK, and to other countries such as Australia. That makes the M...

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February 6, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars
1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Collezione front right

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Collezione

Looking for a classic car under the new 25 Year Rule, perhaps something like this 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Collezione 4WD auctioned in Tokyo on 21 November 2019 ? Good News ! We can source it for you from Japan. Vehicles are inspected in person just for you on auction day – we check running condition as well as inside, outside and underneath – with more pictures provided and detai...

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January 31, 2020 / Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
Mazda Autozam Carol

Honey, someone shrunk the Bentley !

Looking for a quirky 600cc kei car like this cute 1997 Mazda Autozam Carol that looks like a Bentley compact ? Good News ! Any kei car is now possible to import to Australia – right up to new models currently on sale in Japan – under the new import regulations. The only conditions are that the same model was not sold new in Australia and the Micro-car (kei-class car) criteria are met...

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January 31, 2020 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
RED 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 TME 29

RED 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 TME

This rare 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6.5 TME in red was inspected for a client in November 2019. 69,047 km with service records. Grade 4.5 B. Original factory sticker package. View full inspection pics for this 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6.5 TME in red At the time of this post, EVO 6 TME prices were generally on the rise with clean and original examples selling for between $35,000 to $60,000 c...

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November 21, 2019 / Classic cars, General News
Left Hand Drive Car Registration in Australia

Left Hand Drive Car Registration in Australia & the 25 Year Rule

With the new 25 Year Rule for car imports to Australia comes the next issue – what about left hand drive car registration in Australia ? Well, this is handled differently by each Australian State and Territory So… the age at which a left hand drive vehicle can be legally registered in Australia varies from 0 to 30 years depending on where you live, and the registration conditions also...

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October 31, 2019 / Classic cars, General News
Important Info 25 Year Rule

Now Sourcing 25 Year Old Cars

Some important points to bear in mind when selecting vehicles to import under the new 25 Year Rule for car imports to Australia which STARTS on 10 Dec 2019: – Prices are rising fast on all classic vehicles The USA has their own 25 Year Rule which allows the import of RHD vehicles. Unlike Australia, American buyers have no reference point for pricing of Japanese imports so are prepared to sp...

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October 16, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
2001 Mazda RX-7 RZ 10

2001 Mazda RX-7 RZ #273 / 325

This rare 2001 Mazda RX-7 RZ was sold on 8 August 2019 at USS Tokyo auction for approx. 5,000,000 Yen FOB ($85,000 AUD complied @ 72 Yen to the dollar), plus tyres and on road costs. Type RZ build #273 / 325. VIN: FD3S-601459. 280HP; 5 speed manual; 2 Seats; Seat style: STC; Interior: FF2; 17 inch wheels; Bilstein dampers; Normal suspension. 66,230 km with service records. Grade 4.5 B. ...

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August 8, 2019 / Classic cars, General News
1996 R33 GTR VSPEC N1 1

1996 R33 GTR VSPEC N1

This RARE 1996 R33 GTR VSpec N1 (V-Spec Series 2 N1 #20/21) – sold today at USS Tokyo auction for 4,005,000 JPY (approx. $66,000 landed in Australia @ 75 Yen to the dollar). Graded 3 most likely due to general corrosion in various places and the rust holes in the right side step and right rear wheel arch… VIN: BCNR33-024522. ...

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June 6, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Garage 34 1

Garage-34 R32 GTR

Here’s another car that stood out on our recent visit to USS Tokyo auction in Japan. This heavily modified 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR by “Garage-34” was sold at USS Tokyo auction on 9 May 2019. VIN: BNR32-005346. 18,532 km on the odometer and not questioned by auction, but on a car like this we would say total km unknown. Repainted in original black. Modifications included 2...

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June 3, 2019 / Classic cars, GTR
2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSPEC2 NUR 1

2002 R34 GTR VSPEC2 NUR Sells for $287K complied

This 2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSPEC2 NUR (Nür #161/1003; V-Spec II Nür #120/718) with just 4,170 km was sold at USS Tokyo auction on 14 March 2019. VIN: BNR34-403071. It sold for around the 16,400,000 Yen FOB mark, or approx. $287,000 complied in Australia, plus tyres and on road costs (@ 78.3 Yen to the dollar and including LCT). Low km and rare model examples like this are very attractive ...

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March 14, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Import Honda NSX under 25 Year Rule

Import Honda NSX under 25 Year Rule

Want to import Honda NSX to Australia under the 25 Year Rule and not sure where to start ? YES – The new 25 Year Rule has been confirmed and will allow the import of vehicles – including the NSX – that are over 25 years old, from 10 December 2019. This means ANY 1994 built and older vehicle at that point will be allowed for import (other than buses, trucks etc.) including R32 GT...

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March 6, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
Good News new import regulation

Import Regulations 2019 RELEASED

So, the new import regulations 2019 were finally released with some major improvements bound to put a grin on enthusiasts’ faces. YES – We have secure indoor storage available now for anyone wanting to get a jump on the market prior to 10 December 2019, which is only 10 months away and will be on us before we know it. Bear in mind that some classics may take months to source so it̵...

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February 27, 2019 / Australian Compliance, Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
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Low km EVO 6 GSR Collector Car

This blue EVO 6 GSR with just 38,100 km was auctioned and SOLD at USS Tokyo on 21 February 2019 for 2.25 million Yen FOB. The final price was equivalent to approx. $36,800 complied in Australia, plus tyres and on road costs (@79 Yen to the dollar). VIN: CP9A-0104022. Low km examples like this are very attractive to collectors and usually sell for well above average market price. Grade 4 B. Pai...

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February 22, 2019 / Classic cars, General News
1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR VSPEC II N1 016

RARE 1994 R32 GTR VSPEC II N1 Sells for $217K

This RARE 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR VSPEC II N1 (#21 of 63) with just 32,680 km was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 21 February 2019. VIN: BNR32-310531. View full auction inspection pictures and details for this 1994 R32 GTR VSPEC II N1 It sold for around the 12,700,000 Yen FOB mark, or approx. $217,000 complied in Australia, plus tyres and on road costs (@ 79 Yen to the dollar a...

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February 22, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Honda Civic Type R FD2 3

Import Honda Civic Type R FD2 under New SEVS

Lots of interest lately in the 2007 – 2010 Honda Civic Type R FD2 and whether this model will be eligible for import to Australia under the new SEVS from December 2019. LATEST UPDATE 3 April 2020 – Civic Type R FD2 now approved for import View inspection pics for another auction example The Honda Civic Type R FD2 was a relatively rare model with approx. 13,000 units made during the a...

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February 21, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, Import Regulations
Red EVO 6 TME 6

Red EVO 6 TME sells for $74K complied

This collectible Red EVO 6 TME with 70,328 km was auctioned and SOLD at USS Tokyo today for 4.6 million Yen. The final price was equivalent to approx. $74,000 complied in Australia, plus tyres and on road costs (@79 Yen to the dollar). VIN: CP9A-0202394. Grade 4 B with records mentioned. Paintwork appeared a little faded on the body and fresher on the bonnet. ...

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February 21, 2019 / Classic cars, General News
2002 R34 GT-R VSPEC 2 NUR white 1

2002 R34 GT-R VSPEC 2 NUR $270K+

This 2002 R34 GT-R VSPEC 2 NUR with just 22,930 km was auctioned and SOLD at USS Tokyo today. The final price was equivalent to over $270,000 complied in Australia. BNR34-403589 (Nür #606/1003; V-Spec II Nür #440/718). Grade 5 A, it was in as new condition. This same vehicle was advertised by gtnet.co.jp and auctioned in 2016. ...

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January 31, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R VSPEC 2

1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R VSPEC 2 $110K

This 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R VSPEC 2 with just 41,500 km was sold at USS Tokyo auction today. Collector GTR’s are still out there but are now fetching some serious money. The sold price for this one was equivalent to approx. $110,000 complied in Australia (@ 77.5 Yen to the dollar), plus tyres and on road costs. BNR32-312209 (V-Spec II #918/1306). Grade 4.5 B, August 1994 build, KL0 ...

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January 17, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
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