1978 Nissan Fairlady Z S31 coupe

1978 Nissan Fairlady Z S31 coupe front picture

1978 Nissan Fairlady Z S31 coupe

We see lots of old cars for sale in Japan and they usually look nice and shiny in the auction pictures but what are they actually like when you get up close and take a good look ? Well, condition varies from pristine museum pieces to absolute pieces of… umm rust and abuse. And generally you get what you pay for. So unless you like an expensive project, do yourself a favour and allow a reas...

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September 11, 2015 /
Sprinter Trueno TE27 coupe front

1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27 coupe MODIFIED

This unique and classic 1973 Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27 coupe with race prepared engine was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 23 July 2015. Engine was changed and rebuilt by a well known company in Saitama that works on a lot of race cars. Work included heads, pistons, clutch, TRD cams, TRD LSD, stainless brake lines in the front, front and rear strut braces. Battery moved to rear, b...

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August 17, 2015 /

1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 GT Coupe

Here’s a good example of the condition that older ‘classic’ vehicles can be in. This shows why prices are so variable depending on condition, despite two vehicles looking equally good in online pictures, the reality can be very different once you get close up. Close inspection by a reliable agent is critical to know what you’re bidding on and what work (and costs) you will...

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March 20, 2015 /

1998 Rover Mini Cooper BSCC LTD

COLLECTOR CAR — 1998 Rover Mini Cooper BSCC LTD model. Engine and gear box were good. Engine oil was leaking from the head cover but only minor and fairly common for this model. Overall a nice low km example. This vehicle was inspected for a client and sold at USS Nagoya auction in Japan on 20 February 2015 for 1,555,000 YEN FOB. Total price in Australia at the time would have been approx. $...

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February 20, 2015 /

1977 Nissan Fairlady Z S31 coupe

We see lots of old cars for sale in Japan and they usually look shiny and nice in the auction pictures but what are they actually like when you get up close and take a good look ? Well, condition varies from pristine museum pieces to absolute pieces of… umm rust and abuse. And generally you get what you pay for. So unless you like a project, do yourself a favour and allow a reasonable budg...

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November 7, 2014 /
1982 porsche 911sc coupe front

1982 Porsche 911SC coupe

This classic 1982 Porsche 911SC coupe was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 27 March 2014. It was in very good condition overall for its age. It sold for 1,547,000 YEN FOB. Total price in Australia at the time would have been approx. $21,300 landed plus compliance and registration costs (calculated at a rate of 94.3 yen to the dollar). We only source the best vehicles with clea...

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March 27, 2014 /

1995 MG RV8, 19,700 kms

This very low km, limited production collector 1995 MG RV8 was inspected for a client on 11 November 2009. In was in excellent condition with genuine low kms and only a few minor pin dents and scratches. It sold for for 1,465,000 YEN FOB. Total price in Australia at the time would have been approx. $27,000 complied plus tyres and ORC’s (calculated at a rate of 83 yen to the dollar). We on...

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November 11, 2009 /
1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 GT coupe 1

1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 GT coupe

This classic 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 GT coupe was inspected for a client at Bay Auc auction on 24 September 2008. It was in nice condition for its age. Unknown total kms, 90,444 km was showing. View client testimonial for this 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 GT coupe It sold for 1,259,000 YEN FOB, total price in Australia at the time would have been approx. $18,900 landed plus $1,000 to $1,200 compl...

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September 24, 2008 /
Toyota Trueno GT Apex

1986 Toyota Trueno GT Apex

This 1986 Toyota Trueno GT Apex 5 speed manual was sourced from Japan for a client on 11 April 2008. It had 114,000 kms, aftermarket steering wheel, power steering, aftermarket exhaust, RECARO bucket driver’s seat, 15″ aftermarket alloys (odd set front to rear), front and rear strut braces, airpod, coilover suspension and adjustable camber set up. It was in very nice condition f...

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April 11, 2008 /

1987 Mitsubishi Starion 2L turbo

This 1987 Mitsubishi Starion was inspected for a client at an auction in Kyushu on 6 November 2007. In exceptional condition overall with only 41,000 kms, auction grade 4 A.  A real collector car. It sold for 480,000 YEN FOB at that time. View client testimonial for this vehicle We only source the best vehicles with clean and tidy interiors, and only vehicles we would be pleased to own ours...

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November 6, 2007 /
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