1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-t

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1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-t

This 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-t was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 22 June 2017 and was graded 3.5 B. Timing belt was changed at 89,014 km in March 2005. 105,746 total km were not questioned by the auction and based on the condition it is likely the vehicle was not used much after 2005. Aftermarket exhaust, wheels and TOMEI boost gauge fitted. Auction report mentioned the left ...

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June 22, 2017 /
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1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR VSpec

This June 1993 built Nissan Skyline R32 GTR VSpec (with VSpec II badging) was inspected for a client at HAA Kobe auction on 3 June 2017. It was graded 4 B B. 108,470 km total traveled. “$” next to the km reading to indicate the auction had sighted records to confirm that the 320 km/h instrument cluster was fitted by Nissan dealership on 30 June 1994 when the car was still new with 12 ...

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June 3, 2017 /
Hakosuka 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe right front

Hakosuka 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe

This classic Hakosuka 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe 5 speed manual with 2.8L engine and GT-R badging was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 19 May 2017. It was graded 3.5 C. Kms were questioned by the auction due to lack of service records and odometer being limited to 5 numbers. It sold for 6,390,000 YEN FOB. Total price for import to Australia at the time would have been approx...

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May 20, 2017 /
1995 HONDA NSX NA1 Coupe left front

1995 Honda NSX NA1 Coupe

This very low km 1995 Honda NSX NA1 Coupe collector car with just 23,574 kms was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 12 May 2017. It was graded 4.5 B. It sold for 7,935,000 YEN FOB. Had it been eligible for import to Australia, total price would have been approx. $122,400 landed at the time (calculated at a rate of 83.94 yen to the dollar and including an allowance for Luxury Car Tax...

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May 12, 2017 /
1985 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 side

1985 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86

This classic 1985 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 3 door coupe was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 21 April 2017. This model became famous in Japan and then the rest of the world thanks to being featured in the Initial D series of Japanese manga and anime, then in Gran Turismo and other car racing video games. See Toyota AE86 Wiki for more details. This has led to increasing demand...

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April 24, 2017 /
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1999 Rover Mini Cooper

This one-owner 1999 Rover Mini Cooper was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 16 February 2016. View client testimonial for this 1999 Rover Mini Cooper One of the best Minis we have seen in Japan in terms of condition and came with service and owner’s manuals and spare key. Graded 4 C with 40,364 genuine kms. Oil leak around the top of the engine (typical for this model). Few sma...

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February 16, 2017 /
1987 BMW M3 E30 coupe rear

1987 BMW M3 E30 coupe

This classic (Feb built) 1987 BMW M3 E30 coupe with the popular Getrag Cross transmission, no repair history and only 79,724 kms was inspected for a client at HAA Kobe auction on 11 February 2017. In excellent condition for age, this vehicle had clearly been loved, garaged and well maintained and was the best BMW M3 E30 coupe we have seen available in Japan to date. Engine was running perfectly, ...

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February 11, 2017 /

1987 Mercedes Benz 4WD 230GE Gelandewagen

This classic 1987 Mercedes Benz 4WD 230GE Gelandewagen with 120,706 kms was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 2 February 2017. From the Tokyo area, this vehicle had clearly been loved, garaged and well maintained. Service records were included at auction showing maintenance history and kms. Overall extremely clean for age with genuine low kms. Few scrapes on the passenger door and s...

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February 2, 2017 /
1981 Porsche 911 Coupe left front

1981 Porsche 911 Coupe

This classic 1981 Porsche 911 Coupe with Carerra look was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 1 December 2016. View client testimonial for this 1981 Porsche 911 Coupe Fitted with adjustable suspension, roll cage, Recaro seat, plus other aftermarket parts for track use. Rear seat removed. 28/11/16 — piston ring / gasket / brake master / caliper overhaul Lots of small scratches o...

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January 20, 2017 /
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1997 Rover Mini Cooper

This 1997 Rover Mini Cooper was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 24 November 2016. Average body and engine condition for a Mini of this age. Interior condition was above average. 22,000 kms noted on the auction sheet but based on the condition these were not genuine. Rust noted under the doors, battery tray, and rear bumper attachments. Left front fender faded, rest of the body also ...

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November 24, 2016 /

1999 Rover Mini Cooper Mayfair

This blue 1999 Rover Mini Cooper Mayfair was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 10 November 2016. Condition was quite good overall for one of these cars with no rust to be seen, minimal oil leaks, and good paint condition. Hard to find in a Mini these days. A1 scratches noted all around on the auction sheet were minor. paint was still quite shiny and just needed a cut and polish, wash ...

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November 10, 2016 /

1984 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86

This classic 1984 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 3 door coupe was inspected for a client at HAA Kobe auction on 5 November 2016. This model became famous in Japan and then the rest of the world thanks to being featured in the Initial D series of Japanese manga and anime, then in Gran Turismo and other car racing video games. See Toyota AE86 Wiki for more details. This has led to increasing demand...

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November 5, 2016 /
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1987 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86

This classic 1987 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 3 door coupe was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 28 October 2016. It was the cleanest AE86 we have yet seen, and is the type of collector car we specialise in. This model became famous in Japan and then the rest of the world thanks to being featured in the Initial D series of Japanese manga and anime, then in Gran Turismo and other ...

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October 29, 2016 /
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1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

This 1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe was inspected for a client at USS Osaka auction on 21 October 2016. As far as old Porches go it was fairly clean and well cared for with minimal rust, and came from the Kobe area. Front valence panel had a few cracks in the paint and was quite faded. Rubber parts around the body were quite good, as well as around the windows etc. Paint looked like it may be ori...

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October 22, 2016 /
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1986 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX 3 Door coupe

This 1986 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 3 door coupe was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 20 October 2016. This model became famous in Japan and then the rest of the world thanks to being featured in the Initial D series of Japanese manga and anime, then in Gran Turismo and other car racing video games. See Toyota AE86 Wiki for more details. This has led to increasing demand for ...

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October 20, 2016 /
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2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR with 7,493 km

This December 2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR with very low kms was inspected for a client at Global Auto (an Osaka GTR specialist dealership) on 14 September 2016. Service records and registration paper confirmed the 7,493 km. Note that investigation regarding the VSpec 2 badging based on the chassis code indicated this was a standard GTR (non VSpec). View Global Auto Osaka GTR stock list R34 GTR ...

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October 6, 2016 /
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1978 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

This classic 1978 Porsche 911 SC Coupe was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 22 September 2016. It is the type of collector car we specialise in. Odometer was showing 67,975 km however this was not considered genuine based on overall condition. Auction grade was changed from 4 to R with an announcement on auction day — front panel and left front inner had been repaired. Fro...

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September 23, 2016 /
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1986 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86

This classic 1986 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX AE86 3 door coupe was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 22 September 2016. It is the type of collector car we specialise in. This model became famous in Japan and then the rest of the world thanks to being featured in the Initial D series of Japanese manga and anime, then in Gran Turismo and other car racing video games. See Toyota AE86 W...

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September 22, 2016 /
1992 Honda NSX coupe left front

1992 Honda NSX Coupe

View eligibility for the Honda NSX under the new 25 Year Rule This one owner 1992 Honda NSX Coupe with just 29,240 kms was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 25 August 2016. It was graded 4.5 B. It sold for 5,670,000 YEN FOB. Total price in Australia would have been approx. $92,000 landed plus tyres and ORC’s at the time (calculated at a rate of 76.3 yen to the dollar and in...

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August 25, 2016 /

2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R VSPEC2 NUR

This May 2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R VSPEC2 NUR COLLECTOR CAR with only 21,607 km was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 28 July 2016.  It was in pristine factory condition other than an aftermarket audio unit, and sold for 11,300,000 yen FOB. Read R34 GTR Import Prices ~ Where are they heading ? for more information on why prices are increasing so rapidly on this model. Total pri...

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July 28, 2016 /
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1990 R32 Nissan Skyline GTR NISMO Edition ~ 1 of 500

This 1990 R32 Nissan Skyline GTR NISMO Edition collector car at the Best-R dealership in Japan was available in July 2016. It had only 27,000 kms and was in near new condition. The dealer price was equivalent to approx. $130,000 including luxury car tax (LCT), plus tyres and on road costs. It was not inspected for a client however is included as an example of the sort of specialist vehicles we s...

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July 20, 2016 /
1968 Mazda Cosmo Sports L10A coupe front resized

1968 Mazda Cosmo Sports L10A coupe

This rare and classic 1968 Mazda Cosmo Sports L10A coupe was inspected for a client at HAA Kobe auction on 9 June 2016. It is the type of collector car we specialise in. Full production of the Cosmo sports 2-door coupe began in May 1967 and lasted through 1972. Cosmos were built by hand at a rate of only about one per day, for a total of 1,519 (343 Series I cars and 1,176 Series II cars). See...

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July 11, 2016 /
1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R rear

1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R collector car

Import an R32 GTR now or wait for the 25 Year Rule ? COLLECTOR CAR This 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R with only 71,280 km was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 3 June 2016. Overall in excellent condition for age, clearly garaged in Japan and hardly used since 2009. Auction sheet noted that books and paperwork were available. Non smoker’s car. Garaged. Original GTR logo key....

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June 3, 2016 /
1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe GT-X front

1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe GT-X

This classic 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 coupe GT-X with GT-R look and badging was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 2 June 2016. It is the type of collector car we specialise in. Inspection report: Older restoration perhaps 10-15 years Maybe painted 10 years or more ago at a guess Looks ok from a distance (typical Japanese restoration and paint work) When you get up close you can s...

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June 2, 2016 /
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1970 Toyota Crown MS51 Coupe

This classic 1970 Toyota Crown MS51 Coupe with only 112,285 kms showing on the odometer and in very original condition was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 27 May 2016. It is the type of collector car we specialise in. Given the condition it was possibly a one owner car and also an older owner. The car had been repainted and the quality was not great. Not much prep work was evi...

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May 27, 2016 /
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1987 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX Trueno

This classic 1987 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX Trueno was inspected for a client and sold at USS Osaka auction in Japan on 15 April 2016. Read client testimonial for this 1987 Toyota Sprinter GT APEX. Read our blog article AE86 Prices on the Rise for an idea of where prices are heading on these. Past repair history with a number of repaired areas noted on the auction sheet. On inspection though t...

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April 15, 2016 /
1972 Nissan Skyline KGC10 2000GT coupe GTR replica front

1972 Nissan Skyline KGC10 2000GT coupe GTR replica

This classic 1972 Nissan Skyline KGC10 2000GT coupe GTR replica was sold at USS Fukuoka on 16 March 2016 for 5,253,000 YEN FOB. It had undergone significant restoration in the 6 or so years prior to auction with pictures provided on a link shown on the auction sheet. Total kms were unknown (typical for cars of this age) and some rust was also noted. While we did not inspect this vehicle, it is ...

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March 16, 2016 /
1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

This classic TE27 1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno was inspected for a client at a Japanese dealership on 6 October 2015. As time goes on classic cars are becoming harder to find at auction and prices are rising, so we are sourcing more from specialist dealers in Japan.  See our FAQ Classic Car Dealers in Japan for recommended dealers. Over 200 pictures were taken including many close-ups of specif...

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October 6, 2015 /
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1970 Nissan Skyline KGC10 GT coupe

This classic Nissan Skyline KGC10 was inspected for a client at HAA Kobe auction on 3 October 2015. Final price withheld at client’s request. Unknown total kms (normal for this age). In good condition as far as older vehicles go. It was a nice solid car with very minimal rust, and had been recently “restored” in some places. The paint job was a bit sloppy, but this is typical for...

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October 3, 2015 /
Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27

1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27 coupe

This classic 1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27 coupe was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 27 August 2015. Total kms were unknown which is often the case with older classic vehicles. Past repair history, and repaint. Visible rust in places and painted black underneath to cover other rust making it hard to evaluate at auction. It sold for 1,645,000 YEN FOB, total price in Australia at...

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September 12, 2015 /
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