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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. The Honda Civic Type R FD2 was a relatively rare model with approx. 13,000 units made during the above year range. So, will it be eligible for import under the new SEVS criteria ?  This model was not sold new in Australia...

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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
2002 R34 GT-R VSPEC 2 NUR 4

2002 R34 GT-R VSPEC 2 NUR $300K+

This 2002 R34 GT-R VSPEC 2 NUR with just 17,160 km was auctioned at USS Tokyo today, but passed in – unsold. The passed in price was equivalent to over $307,000 complied in Australia, yet this was still not enough for the seller to let it go. BNR34-402931 (Nür #34/1003; V-Spec II Nür #25/718). Grade 5 A, it was in as new condition. ...

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January 17, 2019 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1972 GT-R KPGC10

1972 GT-R KPGC10 sold for $224K

The original. 1972 GT-R KPGC10. This RARE and CLASSIC 1972 Nissan Skyline KPGC10 GTR was sold at USS Tokyo auction in Japan on 22 November 2018 for over 13,700,000 YEN FOB. Unknown total km and colour change to red. This model had very limited production numbers so prices have been rising fast in recent years just like any other collectible car. ...

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November 23, 2018 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
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 1994 Nissan Pulsar GTiR was one of the best examples we’ve seen in the las...

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September 26, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
1985 Toyota Corolla Levin GT APEX right front

The AE86 you REALLY get for $22K – up close

Looks good on the surface, but take a closer look at the condition a $22K landed AE86 will REALLY be in, this one was auctioned this morning. This classic 1985 Toyota Corolla Levin GT APEX 3 door coupe with 217,366 km was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 24 August 2018. View full inspection pictures for this 1985 Toyota Corolla Levin GT APEX This AE86 was a colour change from red...

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September 8, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
2002 R34 GTR MSpec Silica Breath 1

2002 R34 GTR MSpec Silica Breath under 6,000 km

This 2002 R34 GTR MSpec Silica Breath (EY0) with just 5,570 km has been offered to us by Craft Sports in Japan – a dedicated GTR specialist dealer and official partner of Nissan NISMO. Rare to find in Silica Breath – only 122 MSpecs were made in this colour (and 9 MSpec NUR’s). Craft Sports tell us this is a “fabulous example sourced directly from the Japanese owner”...

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August 14, 2018 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1999 R34 GTR VSpec Midnight Purple II LV4 left front

New Price Record – R34 GTR VSpec MP2

This extremely clean 1999 R34 GTR VSpec MP2 with just 47,772 km sold yesterday for what would be close to $160,000 on road in Aust.- that’s about $50K more than a comparable VSpec in white or black at the moment. It’s also more than some low km blue VSpec 2’s in recent months, and more even than VSpec 2 NUR’s were selling for last year. With worldwide demand rapidly incr...

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August 3, 2018 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-T right front

2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-T SOLD ~ $47K on road

This 2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-T turbo with 5 speed manual transmission and only 62,240 km was auctioned in Japan in July 2018. VIN: ER34-202106. TV2 Bayside blue. Auction grade 4.5 B. Factory Xenon headlights and sunroof. This low km 2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-T turbo sold for 2.83 million Yen FOB, approx. $43,400 complied, plus tyres and on road costs (at 82 Yen to the dollar). These are now...

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July 27, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
1992 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR right front

1992 R32 GTR – 50% Price Increase in 2 Years

This 1992 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR with only 14,865 km was inspected for a client in July 2018. VIN: BNR32-219615. Auction grade 4.5 B. Non smoking car in very nice condition other than the door trim coming loose. This very low km 1992 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR sold for 5.35 million Yen FOB, approx. $77,400 complied, plus tyres and on road costs (at 82 Yen to the dollar). Interestingly – the s...

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July 26, 2018 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
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 now. As a result we are seeing some amazing prices pai...

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July 5, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
2001 R34 GTR VSpec 2 bayside blue

2001 R34 GTR VSpec 2 with 19,113 km

The VSpec 2 is leading the way on R34 GTR prices, particularly the rarer NUR models. This 2001 R34 GTR VSpec 2 (#929 / 1855) in Bayside Blue had only 19,113 km. It sold at USS Tokyo auction on 28 June 2018 for close to 8.8 million Yen FOB or approx. $142,000 complied in Australia, plus tyres and ORC’s (@81 Yen to the dollar and allowing for LCT). Oddly it was graded down to 4 C despite the...

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June 28, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
2001 Mazda RX-7 Type RS front

LOW KM 2001 Mazda RX-7 Type RS

Here’s one for the Mazda Collectors out there. Pristine 2001 Mazda RX-7 Type RS with just 5,793 km. Grade 4.5 A. VIN: FD3S-601512. Enthusiasts love low km, as can be seen by the sale price on this vehicle on 28 June 2018 at USS Tokyo auction in Japan. It sold for around the 5 million Yen FOB mark, which would be approx. $73,000 complied, plus tyres and ORC’s (@81 Yen to the dollar). R...

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June 28, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
MR-2 Import Prices SW20

Where are MR-2 Import Prices Heading ?

MR-2 import prices are heading rapidly upwards (like all other classic Japanese turbo cars up to the early 2000’s). This is one of the models we receive enquiries for every week so demand is strong. They will become eligible for import to Australia by mid to late 2019 under import regulation changes currently in progress. You need only look at recent auction prices of low km AW11 models to s...

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June 28, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSpec Bayside Blue right front

2000 R34 GTR VSpec in blue

What does a low km 2000 R34 GTR VSpec in bayside blue cost ? Basically, more every time one comes up for auction. View the full auction inspection pics and details for this 50,587 km 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSpec in blue which sold today for 7.65 million Yen FOB or approx. $121,800 complied. Very few quality GTR’s are left in Japan now. Despite what’s still on offer for auction e...

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June 21, 2018 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
EVO 5 yellow

EVO 5 Prices

Like all other classic Japanese models, the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 5 has jumped in price in recent years as collectors target the best, low km examples and supply has dwindled in Japan. You can use the Auctions page of our website to research the price and availability of any model. This provides a sense of how few good cars are actually left when you look closely at the condition of what’s o...

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June 13, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
1976 Mazda RX 3 Savanna left front

1976 Mazda RX 3 Savanna Available Now

This 1976 Mazda RX 3 Savanna S124AB showing 64,587 km is currently available through a specialist classic car dealer in Japan called Classic House Vintage. The rotary-powered Mazda RX 3 has skyrocketed in value in recent years and is now highly sought after by collectors worldwide. This one lists “price on application” – we contacted the dealer and the asking price works out to...

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March 1, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
1996 NISSAN SKYLINE R33 GTR VSPEC 1

1996 R33 GTR VSpec Purple – Current Market Price

While being the least popular of the Skyline GTR series, the R33 GTR is still rising in value almost as quickly as the R32 and R34. Clean and original R33 GTR examples with decent kms are becoming increasingly difficult to find out of Japan. Collectors sourcing these commonly ask for one or more of three main criteria: 1997 / 1998 model VSpec Purple On top of this of course, virtually ever...

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February 17, 2018 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Japan Car Storage for 25 Year Old Import Rule

Japan Car Storage for 25 Year Old Import Rule

Convenient, safe and cost-effective Japan car storage is now available for those who wish to buy ahead of import eligibility. This is particularly suited to collector vehicles where the total storage cost is likely to be considerably less than the market price rise during the same period. Japan car storage also allows more time to source hard-to-find vehicles, then have them ready for immediate ex...

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February 10, 2018 / Car Storage, Classic cars, General News
1993 Toyota Supra GZ AEROTOP Twin Turbo right front

1993 Toyota Supra GZ AEROTOP Twin Turbo ~ AVAILABLE NOW

This RARE 1993 Toyota Supra GZ AEROTOP Twin Turbo (we believe 1 of only 352 produced) is currently available through one of our agents in Japan for approx. $54,500 complied, plus tyres and on road costs (for Australia @ 87.5 Yen to the dollar). Auction grade 4.5 B B and having traveled only 47,052 km (< 2,000 km / year), it is in excellent condition for its age other than some minor faults des...

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February 1, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
2001 R34 GTR VSpec II Bayside Blue right front a

2001 R34 GTR VSpec II Bayside Blue – Auction 2 Feb 2018

This 2001 R34 GTR VSpec II (#756/1855) in Bayside Blue is up for auction on 2 February 2018 and should be buyable for somewhere in the $120,000 to $128,000 complied range (for Australia) including LCT. Unfortunately it is not suitable for export to New Zealand due to the odometer replacement but could be shipped to Australia, Canada, UK etc. This is one of the most popular spec / colour combinatio...

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February 1, 2018 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 TME front right

2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6.5 Tommi Mäkinen Edition

This highly collectible 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 TME (Tommi Mäkinen Edition) in red with 88,353 km sold for 3,795,000 Yen FOB, approx. $53,500 complied, plus tyres and on road costs in Australia (calculated at 87 Yen to the dollar). This is despite some faults including faded paintwork. View 30+ auction inspection pics and more details for this 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6.5 Tommi Mäkinen...

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January 12, 2018 / Classic cars, General News
1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR VSpec right front

1995 R33 GTR VSpec price example

This one-owner 1995 R33 GTR VSpec with 34,048 km sold at auction today for $54,700 complied in Aust. View 50+ pics and more details for this 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR VSpec. This 1995 R33 GTR VSpec was eligible for import under the SEVS import regulations for Australia. Not in Australia ?  No problem, we can source this or another GTR (or any enthusiast vehicle that is eligible for impor...

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December 9, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R right front

Where are prices heading for the R32 GTR ?

This low km 1990 R32 GTR sold for close to $60K AUD on road 2 days ago. We’ve seen a $10,000 to $15,000 price increase in 2017 for all R32 GTRs with no sign of demand slowing yet. View more pics and details for this 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR. Graded 4 B, it had a few minor faults but overall was in quite good condition for age. This 1990 R32 GTR was eligible for import under the SEVS ...

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December 2, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR VSpec 2 NUR right front

2002 R34 GTR VSpec 2 NUR – AVAILABLE

This R34 GTR VSpec 2 NUR with 111,000 km and in rare millennium jade (JW0) is currently available through a Japanese dealer. Only 156 VSpec II NUR’s were produced in this colour. One of our agents can undertake an inspection with additional pictures if required. The price in Australia would equate to approx. $186,000 complied (calculated at 85.5 Yen to the dollar including an estimate f...

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November 18, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
Red 6.5 TME

Red 6.5 TME – the EVO everyone now wants…

We hardly ever see a Red 6.5 TME for sale as most appear to be hiding in collector’s garages. This makes it hard to estimate the price if one were to come up but for a quality example our best guess would be somewhere in the $50K AUD range. Other colours are available for lower prices (usually about half) but as with all special cars, price ultimately depends on condition and kms, oh, and of...

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November 4, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
1988 BMW E30 M3 right front

Classic 1988 BMW E30 M3 coupe

This classic 1988 BMW E30 M3 coupe in the popular Diamond Schwarz metallic black was sold at auction in Tokyo, Japan on 5 October 2017 for approx. $74,400 landed in Australia at the time. View full inspection pictures The auction had listed it as an April 1989 model based on the first registration date in Japan, but the actual build date from the VIN was 14 December 1988. Graded 4 C with 124...

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October 27, 2017 / Classic cars, General News
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...

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October 26, 2017 / Classic cars, General News, GTR
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