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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 about the end of 2019 onwards under the new SEVS.
Indicative price range is from $55K to $75K complied for most of the available options including as new examples down to the 10,000 km range.
LCT does not apply at this price level.
What will those $$ get you ?
Real examples sold in Japan recently:
2008 NISSAN R35 GTR Premium Edition 74,000 km, modified, $61,000 complied.
2008 NISSAN R35 GTR Black Edition 17,000 km, $64,700 complied.
2008 NISSAN R35 GTR Premium Edition 26,000 km, $59,500 complied.
2008 NISSAN R35 GTR Black Edition 81,000 km, $51,500 complied.
Numbers available in Japan ?
On average approx. 12 x R35 GTR’s of this build range go through the Japanese auctions each week – and perhaps only 8 of these would be suitable for SEVS import.
Numbers will decrease as time goes on. Yes – demand from Aust. will most likely increase the auction prices to some extent – but it is too early to tell what impact this will have.
Yes – we have secure indoor storage available in Japan right now for those wanting to buy cars in advance.
Cost will depend on options required (car cover, battery tender) and will range from about $550 / month.
PLEASE NOTE – we are waiting on the new import laws to pass through Parliament before the end of 2018 (best guess) before taking R35 GTR orders.
A further update will be provided in 2018 once the related import regulations have been finalised and we can be 100% certain about import eligibility for the R35 GTR and other models – that will be the time to place your order / confirm storage cost if you want one.
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