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    Just looking to buy my first AE86 and I can't find anything in Australia that's to my liking so i've decided to try and import one instead, i've found a few sites to have some stock like goo-net and kamikaze drivers but i'm not sure how to go about this process as i've seen suggestions for auctions too the sign up fee seems abit farfetched when u can't actually check the stock prior.
    if i were to buy one from a dealer Is there some form of paper work i can get prior to purchase to check the compliance to our RWC with damage etc and what are some reliable dealers that people can refer.

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    http://japanimport.co.uk/auctiongrade.htm
    But best to find someone who actually knows 86's, ProK in Vic use to import clean ae86's awhile back, don't know if he still does.
    And yes, its going to cost $$$$$

    abit old but the same principles still apply

    I import direct from japan and i can tell you that befor you even buy a car allow around a grand for fees an japan
    this includes
    1 broker buying car for you
    2 broker paying auction fees
    3 degassing aircon "this much be done"
    4 applying for export paperwork
    5 trucking car to yokohama
    6 fees for car in storage for car at docks in japan

    now for the freight charges and other charges

    frieght 1046.45
    port charges at sydney "robbing bastards" 175.31
    aqis fees ?? 193.00
    duty and or sales tax 510.44
    edi fee 9.35
    agency supervision 253.00

    total cost 2187.55 gst inc

    now a special maritime pass is need to get into glebe island so not every tilt tray can get in
    trucking to say 70 mile radius of glebe $200
    profesional clean for quarintine inspection $150+
    quarintine inspection $75 an hout usually 2 to 3 hours


    in fact that is what i payed for the car i have at the moment and these prices are from 2 weeks ago so they are recent

    total roughly you even buy a car it is 3500 to 3700 dollars to land her in oz and then you have to buy/fit parts for comlyence

    tyre placard
    emissions placard
    ulp placard
    ulp filler neck
    anti intrusion beams
    child restrains fitted
    check lamp colours correct
    clean/check brake hoses
    check brakes
    check tyres for wear indicators
    install retractable rear seatbelts
    weight bridge ticket
    oil and filters change engineers cert
    blue slip, greenslip and rego
    i recon you will have no change from 2 grand there at least
    total cost 5500/5700 so far and i have not included a bulshit cost factor that you always incure

    also take into consideration that you are sending money BLIND to japan for a car in pictures not in the flesh
    "life is like a box of chocolates you dont know what your gonna get"
    my bloke personally inspects the cars in japan for me and lets me know whats what
    most ae86s are now grade r and that means at some stage they have been painted/repaired at some time
    very very few are standard and prices are skyrocketing as most sold threw auction are exported to ireland
    you only have to look at the autotrader ireland website to see cars make up to 12k in pounds / euro equlavent

    hope this has been a help and i hope you appreciate the time it took me to type this lol and you got this first hand from some who does this day in day out now for a living

    sexy
    http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/fo...6&hl=importing
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    Quote Originally Posted by rthy View Post
    http://japanimport.co.uk/auctiongrade.htm
    But best to find someone who actually knows 86's, ProK in Vic use to import clean ae86's awhile back, don't know if he still does.
    And yes, its going to cost $$$$$

    abit old but the same principles still apply


    http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/fo...6&hl=importing
    It has mate thanks heaps for this info, it's definitely opened my eyes to how much i am going to be looking at and i've come to the conclusion to pray i can find a sprinter locally to my liking haha.

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    ProK is still importing cars, I used him to import my coupe about 6-9 months ago. I would say for how good a car I ended up with it was cheaper than anything I could have bought locally.

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