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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
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Japan Auction Dates Obon 2019

The Japanese annual “Obon” holiday is coming up again at the end of this week. Most Japanese businesses close for up to a week and this includes the Japanese car auctions. The Japanese car auctions will be closed for Obon 2019 from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 18 August. Obon is a Japanese Buddhist holiday that honors the return of the spirits of ancestors. During this time many Japan...

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August 5, 2019 / General News
Sydney Electric Vehicle Expo 2019

Sydney Electric Vehicle Expo 2019

The Sydney Electric Vehicle Expo 2019 is coming ! FREE entry. Sat 26 / Sun 27 Oct 2019. Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Showground. Website: http://www.theevexpo.com/ Browse Electric Vehicle import options for Australia here The easiest way to monitor auction vehicles in Japan – Set up FREE auction alerts to receive daily email updates....

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July 2, 2019 / General News, Hybrid electric
PlugShare Find Australian EV Charging Stations

PlugShare – Find EV Charging Stations in Australia

Running low on battery bars in Australia and looking for your nearest EV charging stations ? Better download the PlugShare app ! The electric car revolution is quietly happening here in Australia with thousands of EV charging stations already available around the country and new ones added in different locations every week. PlugShare lets you find free and paid charging stations with the most comp...

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July 2, 2019 / General News, Hybrid electric
Cube ute 2

Super Cute Cube Ute

This quirky 2004 Nissan Cube Ute was sold on 6 June 2019 at USS Tokyo auction for 650,000 Yen ($8,700 AUD @ 75 Yen to the dollar). Just one example of the unusual cars we see auctioned in Japan on a weekly basis. Even had Alpine speakers for the rear deck ! ...

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June 21, 2019 / General News, Uncategorized
Japan car owner history examples

Japan Car Owner History

Full Japan car owner history is now available through Japan Car History Check (JCHC). JCHC provides a range of great services to protect buyers of Japanese car imports worldwide. In addition to Japanese car auction and registration records, JCHC can supply comprehensive Japan car owner history – this is a full list of registration events from new right up to export. Japan Car Owner History O...

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June 15, 2019 / 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
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TINY Japan car park space

Think YOUR carpark space is tight ? We came across this one while in Japan last week. Parking space costs more than the van ! 😀 The easiest way to monitor auction vehicles in Japan – Set up FREE auction alerts to receive daily email updates....

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May 16, 2019 / General News

Import Nissan Leaf Gen 2 to Australia

Be the first to import Nissan Leaf Gen 2 to Australia – the 40kW 2017 to 2019 model (AZE1) was added to the SEVS eligible import list on 9 May 2019. Eligible import date range is 2 Oct 2017 to 25 April 2019 (Nissan Australia is approved to sell them new after 25 April 2019). Secondhand and new Gen 2 Leaf’s are available for import providing they were built within this date range. A sam...

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April 24, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News, Hybrid electric
Nissan Note ePower Nismo (E12) 1

Nissan Note ePOWER import now for Aust

The January 2016 to current model Nissan Note ePower hybrid electric (HE12) is now available for import to Australia. A range of factory options are available including the sporty NISMO version featured above. The ePower petrol-electric hybrid technology is Nissan’s transition stage towards fully electric vehicles (EV’s). View more specifications and pictures for the Nissan Note ePower...

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March 26, 2019 / General News, Hybrid electric
Nissan Fuga HYBRID front

Nissan Fuga HYBRID now eligible for import

The 2010 to current model Nissan Fuga HYBRID 3.5L (HY51) / Infiniti M35h is now eligible for import to Australia. Skyline sedan’s big brother. Featured here with Aimgain VIP GT bodykit. Power rated at 268 kW at 1840kg = 145.65 kW per tonne. 0 – 100 in approx. 5.2 sec. Fuel economy ~ 5L / 100 km. Prices from about $20K to $50K complied depending on year, spec and km – please cont...

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March 21, 2019 / Australian Compliance, General News
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
2014 Nissan Leaf X Gen 2

2014 Nissan Leaf X Gen 1 available now

This vehicle has now been sold – thank you for your enquiries. This 2014 Nissan Leaf X Generation 1 fully electric vehicle with 84,713 km is available through one of our agents for 802,000 Yen FOB. Non-smoker’s car with cruise control, heated seats and almost 80% battery health. The final price for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne would be approx. $16,900 complied in Australia, plus ty...

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February 25, 2019 / General News
EVO 6 GSR blue 1

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. 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 above year range. So, will it be eligible for import under the new SEVS crit...

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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
Pea Car

New Hybrid & Electric Import Options

Thanks to some pre-emptive changes ahead of the new SEVS regulations which will apply from 10 December this year, we can now import a growing range of secondhand and new hybrid and electric vehicles. Australia is lagging well behind most other high carbon footprint countries on reforming the transport sector to combat climate change, so the new regulations are a very welcome step in the right dire...

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February 15, 2019 / General News, Import Regulations
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
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New Import Regulations UPDATE

This seems to be dragging on doesn’t it ? Here’s the latest on the new import regulations which are set to apply from 10 December 2019. 10 days ago we requested an update from the Govt. – today we received the reply which you can read in full below. But first, bear in mind that the Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 that was passed into law last year deals only with top level ma...

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January 24, 2019 / General News, Import Regulations
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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