European Car Imports & JDM Car Imports For the US

European & JDM CaR IMPORTS for THE US MARKET 

Our company has been exporting prestige cars all over the world since 2001, for trade & dealer buyers.  Now, for US based buyers we are able to offer 25 year old prestige cars from Europe and Japan for easy Customs entry into the US as the rules for bringing them into the US are pretty simple due to their age unlike newer age cars which are subject to severe restrictions. Yes, we think this makes no sense at all but rules are rules I guess ! I mean, why would a newer vehicle with the latest emissions and safety standards be subject to more stringent checks on importation than an older 25 year old car ? 

I guess you have to look at the history behind this key decision being made. Back In 1988, the 'Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act' was put into law to address concerns of a large number of grey market cars entering the country where the required modifications that needed to be made in order to comply with US vehicle safety rules were being violated by many car importers (cheaply done work to cut corners) and thus putting people's lives at risk. Also, US car dealers were losing money to these cheaper grey market imports flooding the market and something had to be done about it. 

The ruling essentially bans the personal import of any foreign vehicle not intended for the US market however, there is a provision written into the act for vehicles over 25 years of age, reinforcing that cars over 25 years of age are deemed to be classics.The ruling meant that car collectors could still import their desired cars from abroad so long as they were over 25 years old, but with the fact that most people would purchase official US country specific cars from showrooms across the country for everyday driving thus keeping both sets of buyers happy.

 

what prestige cars are getting US based buyers excited ?

Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R - available from auction in Japan direct to the US !

For Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) car imports

The big seller is the Nissan Skyline R32 and now R33 GT-R models as well as the ultra rare Skyline GT-R V spec limited edition model, Mazda RX7 and Toyota MR2 .

Whatever you desired JDM model, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We operate directly with the Japanese auction houses as we are represented there so rest assured you are getting the most competitive priced car import around along with an insured shipping / logistics service to the US included in the package. 

For European car imports

US buyers now have a multitude of wonderful performance models that can be imported due to the 25 year age rule. These models were never available at the time to US based buyers so are highly sought after now. Models such as the Audi RS2, Porsche 964 RS, Porsche 968 Club Sport, Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo II, Renault Clio Williams, Porsche 993 GT2 and many others are now possible for US importation and we can provide you with a bespoke buying service for these.

Models that are getting US buyers excited this year are :

Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R ,
Honda Integra Type R ,
Mazda RX7 SP Special Edition
Mercedes E60 AMG (W124)
Renault Clio Williams
Porsche 993 GT2

& many more so please contact us to discuss further.

Mercedes Benz E60 AMG (W124)
JDM imports available now for export to the US.

Your purchase options...

Now is a great time to import your desired JDM car or a European model into the US. We welcome buyers to contact us but at the same time we also want to ensure that you receive a high level of customer service from our side, so our aim is to deal with buyers who are really serious about their purchase and have a real desire to import a specific model of their choice using the 25 year old rule. 

For JDM car imports we will purchase from the Japanese auctions on your behalf based on your vehicle purchase criteria.  Simply fill in your details on the form below and we will contact you to discuss your requirements and explain the process. This search process can take from as little as one week to several weeks as we want to ensure the right dream car is ready to bid on.

JDM Auction process

  1. For the auction search process to suceed we would require a deposit fee of $2,000 to lock in your specific vehicle and begin the search for the right car.  We would endeavour to go through all the specific options that are open to you so there is no confusion.

  2. When a vehicle is located in auction that best matches, we will require 40% of the bid amount to be transferred to us. 

  3. When we have suceeded in securing your vehicle from auction with a winning bid the remaining balance of the vehicle is required before the car ships from Japan. 

  4. All our costs are fully transparent and will include shipping to the US.  Our company will work with a local US based customs broker to ensure your vehicle is imported smoothly and without a hitch.
Please note : 

Duties must be paid upon entry into the US  at the following rates (subject to change):

  • Cars - 2.5%
  • Trucks - 25%

For European car imports, many of our cars eligible for the 25 year rule are available from stock but we advise contacting our company to check the latest availability. We do not go to auction for our European models which are exported out. 

Above all, whether a JDM or European import, we aim to provide the best quality vehicle around not the cheapest ! A cheap price does not mean peace of mind when the car arrives in the US. Vehicle condition is probably the most important factor to take into account. 

Californian based buyers are subject to some extra rules relating to 25 year old vehicles being imported. The state requires the vehicle to meet EPA requirements for the year of the vehicle and a smog test prior to registration which can cost from around $5,000 to $10,000. There is a good resource available for US buyers here to explain the whole process in more detail : https://bit.ly/313TOMt

 

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We would love to assist you with your US vehicle import enquiry so please enter your contact details below and one of our helpful consultants will be in touch with you.

- Trade & Private Buyers welcome-

 

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