We are experienced and qualified in exporting vehicles to the USA, New Zealand and other locations.
Why Buy a car from Japan?
Japanese vehicles are well-known for their low-mileage, and fastidious maintenance schedules, both legally mandated, and personally-looked after, high-value vehicles.
Only six out of 10 Japanese of driving age own a vehicle, compared to nine out of 10 in the US.
This is due to high costs of parking, inspection, and tax on engine displacement. Most primary vehicles are pragmatic, low-displacement kei-cars, or family-oriented minivans.
Cars in the Tokyo area especially see very little road-time, as commuting is usually done by train, and errands done on foot within a few blocks.
What kinds of cars are good in Japan? (Aside from the obvious "JDM, bro!")
Because of the aforementioned reasons, depreciation bites hard on newer cars, particularly on two-seater, large-displacement, and ”hobby” cars.
While older classics have already been mostly exported, neo-classics still trade at a discount in Japan, while they still have hundreds of thousands of kilometers of life left in them.
Since luxury- and weekend-cars are a rarity, and owned by the very wealthy, they are often upgraded on a very aggressive schedule, to maintain a high image of affluence. This results in ”weekend cars” trading at very low prices on the secondary market, even when they are hardly driven.
Luxury Brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi often trade far below global market rates in Japan, especially as owners scramble to offload them to use their limited parking spaces and budget to acquire ever-newer vehicles
What we Can Offer You
Storage – short- or mid-term
Local transport: Auction house – yard – port
consultation of any import/export activities, all you need to do is ask.
Our bilingual and communicative staff can keep in touch with you daily on rates, sailing schedules, and procedures and documentation, facilitating 100% of the boots-on-the-ground logistics to ensure your car gets across the ocean to you quickly and safely.
We can communicate by phone, email, facebook, whatsapp, LINE, or your preferred method in real-time, always providing transparency and support.
We can work with foreign-based customers, US Military stationed in Japan, Expats based in Japan, or others to ensure your paperwork goes smoothly
The Import / Export Process
Let us know what you are looking for and we will find the market prices and right candidate cars for you
Proceed to purchase, and go over all the associated paperwork
We’ll ensure the car gets on a boat and over to you
Customs, receipt and registration will vary based on your location, please enquire for details