With year 2022 already here - we can import cars produced in year 2002 and below. Like 1990-2002 models.
20 year and older rule allows us to import any car which is 20 years and older.
Importing regulations are very easy for these cars.
It’s easier to import a car which is 20 years and older than a 2010 car.
There are many Nostalgia Japanese and European cars year 1990 to 2002 in Japan.
We are talking about cars like Mitsi Evo, WRX Sti, RX-7, Silvias, Cefiros, Cedrics, Toyota Aristo, Crown, Chaser, Soarer, Caldina GT4, Celica GT4, Lexus LS or GS, Nissan Laurel, ZX300, Delica Space Gear, Landcruiser and Prado, Safari and list goes on.
On Trade Me these cars are presented by private sellers, had been in the country for years, and have a lot of kilometers on the clock.
In Japan there are much more of these cars available, with low mileage, still in great condition. Even can find with one owner and with service history.
If you had dream of some car 20 years ago - now it’s a time to realise that dream.
Be it a weekend or daily driving - you can enjoy your nostalgia car.
Start from searching Japanese Auctions.
IMPORTING A JDM
It takes knowledge and experience to import a JDM. We specialize in importing from Japan to NZ only. Unlike some companies who ship cars all over the world like to Africa and USA, we only cater to our local NZ customers. We have the required experience to help you with JDM import.
We see literally thousands of cars at the auctions every month. And we have an eye for a good one.
More often we will cancel your bids then buy. In fact, 80% of your bids will be cancelled by us. Why? Because the car does not feel right to us. It's in short.
If in details:
- We don't buy from Northern auctions or Hokkaido or auctions located on the West Coast? Why? Do you really need to know) We know from where to buy.
- Not all auction houses are good to win certain cars and we avoid them.
- We check if the car was auctioned before and try to reason why they selling it again.
- We ask and share a second and third opinion within our team and then with contacts in Japan.
- We aim to find you a JDM you will love to own and to drive. So we don't buy the first car you placed a bid on. We are waiting for the right vehicle to show up and then advise you to make a move to secure it.
Some of our customers prefer a JDM which require some repairs or for a project. Because they have connections with workshops or on the budget or both.
Many JDM are 20 years and older, and will come with underbody surface rust, 90% of them do, it's expected. We try to determine the extent of the rust.
How many shades of rust do you know? There are one part rust, suspension rust only, or surface rust, or heavy rust, or corrosion, or painted under. We deliver all this info to you with our advice, so you can make a decision. Often we even talk you away from bidding on certain cars.
Rust is repaired in New Zealand by compliance for you, it's starting from around $2000+
It is at trade cost.
Rust repair will be carried out under the supervision of the repair engineer and will come with a repair certificate. They will sandblast, rust treat, and black color paint. Rust repair is in fact a good thing, your car will be protected from any future rust development and will pass WOF every time. It will increase the value of the car as well. So allocate these costs into your budget. Good thing, it's all done for you, with updates on the progress.
Another common thing when importing a JDM is obtaining a Low Volume Certificate for any modifications. Like lowered suspension, mounts, sports seats etc. It cost from $650 and some wait is involved for the LVV inspector to check your car. Also, it is all done for you.
You will get a ready to go car, with WOF, repair certificates and LVV plated. You just pick up a car ready to enjoy it.
BUY NOW - WE IMPORT
Available for sale in Japan now, as of 8 February 2022.
Did you know we can import any car which is 20 years and older?
We have access to hundreds of rare finds and can help you to buy and import them directly from Japan.
Here is NSX - one example of what you could buy.
When you are ready to import, start with registration on our website, then place Practice Bids. Our team will be there to help you if your budget is realistic.
Realistic budget is important, as these cars already became a JDM classics, and will only grow in value. Some JDMs are doubling in price every 1-2 years.
JDMs we have imported
These cars will appreciate in price exponentially
click on the picture to see a car from the back
Pictures are taken in the port IN japan, AFTER WE WON A CAR FROM THE AUCTION
ONLY around 10% OF TOTAL JDMs IMPORTED ARE SHOWN HERE
We are one-stop-shop to source a JDM car from Japan. It takes time and effort to find and win the right JDM from Japanese auctions. We have all resources to do that.
We help foremost to those who registered and watched a training video and placed practice bids. JDMs take longer to source, and we value our time the same as yours. Make a $1000 deposit, and you will get all our attention to help you. Mission success is our ultimate goal.
How much to import a r33 Gtr - BCNR33?
Still can be imported from $70,000 to $100,000 all up.
But prices will go up. In a year time they might go for $150,000 to $250,000.
Invest now while you can.
Let us know what JDM are you are after, and we will find it for you. Register, watch training video and place practice bids.
STILL CAN BUY GT25 Turbo for a good price
Buy R34 25GT Turbo now before they become USA legal. Because then the price will skyrocket. Same like what happened with R32.
R32 are already selling for $100,000 to $150,000 NZD. Some even for $450,000 on the TM.
25GT Turbo we still can be imported for around $65,000.
Invest now, drive the car of your dream, and watch how it's appreciate.
JDMs are investments now.
- Auctions in Japan are working as usual
- Importing a car is done purely online, you still can do it
- Shipping lines are working as usual
- Keep bidding safely from the comfort of your home
On TM some R34 are already going for $300,000 to $450,000 NZD.
Make a move now to list for the above selling prices later.