Show & Display Exemption Explained

+-*The Show & Display clause of the US import laws causes a lot of confusion. Many people seem to think More »

Import Nissan Skyline GTR R32 with JDM EXPO Japan

+-*New Arrivals! Nissan Skyline GTR R32s for sale in Japan. Import Skyline GTR R32 to USA from Japan under 25 More »

Buy Nissan Pulsar GTiR from Japan with JDM EXPO

+-*Pulsar GTiR was produced by Nissan for a main purpose of competing in the World Rally Championship (WRC) under Group More »

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan at JDM EXPO

+-*JDM Silvia S13 with its introduction by Nissan in mid-1988s, it instantly got the attention of Japanese car enthusiasts and More »

Toyota Supra for sale in Japan at JDM EXPO

+-*With its introduction in 1993, the fourth generation Toyota Supra was the fastest and arguably the most formidable performance cars More »

Buy Fairlady 300ZX from Japan with JDM EXPO

+-*Fairlady 300ZX is undoubtedly one of the best looking JDM cars of all time! Upon its release (Z32) in the More »

Nissan Skyline GTR R32s for sale in Japan at JDM EXPO

+-*Ever since Skyline GTR 32s have become available for sale in the United States under the 25 years old rule, More »

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – 6/24/15

+-*It seems like kind of a slow week at the Japanese auctions and so I’ve only been able to find More »

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – June 11

+-*The Skyline is a great car, but there are many other amazing cars in Japan. Every week, over 100,000 cars More »

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – May 28

+-*Another week and another 100,000 cars passing through the various auction houses of Japan.  I’ve perused the various auction listings More »

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – May 21

+-*The Japanese auto auctions are AWESOME! Why? Because over 100,000 cars go through them every week! Every car that every More »

Meet Godzilla’s Little Brother, the Pulsar GTi-R!

+-*The Nissan Pulsar GTi-R, aka “Baby ‘Zilla” The Pulsar is normally a very boring, bland commuter car but Nissan decided More »

Why should you buy Honda NSX (Acura NSX) from Japan?

+-*You have probably heard that Honda NSX (Acura NSX in the States) is one of the most expensive sports cars More »

JDM Nissan Skyline/RX-7/Supra for sale in Japan. Import Nissan SKYLINE GTR R32/R33/R34/Toyota Supra/Mazda RX-7 from Japan

+-*Although we daily receive several sports and classic cars to our inventories, this time we want to share with you More »

Import JDM cars/Nissan Skyline from Japan

+-*We are the top Japanese sports and classic cars exporter in Japan and deliver your dream vehicle to anywhere in More »

Reserve your GTR R34 at JDM Expo before they become sky high expensive in Japan!

+-*Nissan Skyline is a car that can grab any car enthusiasts’ attention no matter if modded or bone stock. Undoubtable, More »

10s of Mazda RX-7s for sale at unbeatable prices at JDM Expo!

+-*We all know that Mazda RX-7s are flawlessly engineered, breathtakingly beautiful and astonishingly fast. On top of that, they are More »

Why buy Skyline GTR R32?

+-*There’s been much discussion in Japan about what the estimated prices will be for BNR32 Skylines. So 89-94 only 45,000 More »

JDM EXPO – Classic and sports cars exporter based in Japan

+-*JDM Expo Co., Ltd. is located in central Japan serving worldwide markets as the top Japanese exporter of JDM sports More »

Importing Skyline GTR R32 to USA

+-*Are you in the market to buy and get imported a Nissan Skyline GTR R32? Then you are in the More »

The Cosmo Sport 110s for sale in Japan at JDM Expo!

+-*Mazda Cosmo Sport 110s was the world’s first dual-rotor rotary engine production car and ever since has concurred the hearts More »

JDM Expo – Exclusive exporter of classic and sports cars of Japanese domestic car dealerships

+-*JDM Expo is well known among Japanese domestic car dealers as an exclusive exporter of Japanese sports and classic cars. More »

Learn how to import Skyline to USA

+-*Are you in the market to buy a Nissan Skyline, GTR R32, Hakosuka KC10, KPGC10, Honda NSX, Toyota Soarer or More »

Legendary and one of the rarest vehicles – Mazda Savanna RX-3 for sale at JDM Expo!

+-*The Mazda Savanna RX-3 is one of the legendary Japanese classic cars based upon the Mazda Familia 808 platform. The More »

Welcome to the JDM Expo Co., Ltd.’s official blog!

+-*Welcome to JDM Expo’s official blog. In this blog we will be providing information, posting pictures and videos related to More »

 

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan at JDM EXPO

JDM Silvia S13 with its introduction by Nissan in mid-1988s, it instantly got the attention of Japanese car enthusiasts and became very popular sports car in Japan. On the same year of its introduction, it also won the Car of the Year Japan Award. Although it has been decades since its first introduction and many newer upgraded models have been produced (S14, S15 etc.), Silvia S13 still remains a favorite sports car of many Japanese car enthusiasts and especially that of Japanese drifters.

In the following pictures, check out the Silvia S13 available for sale at JDM EXPO Japan. Price of those cars range from USD 4,200 to 8,500 depending on its year, mileage and actual condition. The most of the vehicles are available for our USA consumers and can easily be imported to USA under the 25 years old rule. For more info on the cars, please click on the picture of the car and feel free to email us for extra info at info@jdm-expo.com

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan. Import Nissan Silvia S13 from Japan with JDM EXPO

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan. Import Nissan Silvia S13 from Japan with JDM EXPO

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan. Buy Nissan Silvia S13 from Japan at JDM EXPO

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan. Buy Nissan Silvia S13 from Japan at JDM EXPO

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan. Import Nissan Silvia S13 from Japan with JDM EXPO

Nissan Silvia S13 for sale in Japan. Import Nissan Silvia S13 from Japan with JDM EXPO

Toyota Supra for sale in Japan at JDM EXPO

With its introduction in 1993, the fourth generation Toyota Supra was the fastest and arguably the most formidable performance cars that Toyota had ever produced, dominating the period which was known as the golden decade of the Japanese car manufacturers (Period which gave a birth to Nissan Skylines, 300ZX, RX-7, NSX and many other iconic Japanese sports cars).

Although much description of the car’s legendary performance is not needed for the Supra fans, the initial price of this car in the 90s started with $40,000 (USD) which would be equal to almost $ 60,000 in today’s dollars. Now, after more than two decades of time period have passed, you can import one of those legends in a very good condition from Japan at a lot discounted prices.

In the links shown with pictures below, check out the Toyota Supras available for sale at JDM EXPO Japan and feel free to contact us for more info in any of those sports cars.

Toyota Supra for sale in Japan. Import Toyota Supra from Japan with JDM EXPO

Toyota Supra for sale in Japan. Import Toyota Supra from Japan with JDM EXPO

Toyota Supra for sale in Japan. Import Toyota Supra from Japan with JDM EXPO

Toyota Supra for sale in Japan. Import Toyota Supra from Japan with JDM EXPO

Import Toyota Supra from Japan. Toyota Supra for sale at JDM EXPO

Import Toyota Supra from Japan. Toyota Supra for sale at JDM EXPO

Buy Fairlady 300ZX from Japan with JDM EXPO

Fairlady 300ZX is undoubtedly one of the best looking JDM cars of all time! Upon its release (Z32) in the late 80s, it became an instant hit winning Motor Trend’s ‘Import Car of the Year’ and Automobile Magazine’s ‘Design of the Year’ awards. Impressively, it also consistently topped the Car and Driver’s ‘TEN BEST’ list for 7 consecutive years while being placed as ‘One of the Ten Best Cars in the World’ by Road & Track.

Now under the 25 years old rule, you can easily import one of the cars to the USA in low mileage & great condition starting from just USD 4,000! Check out our stock options below and contact us for more info at info@jdm-expo.com

Remember, from time to time we offer good discounts on our vehicles and it might your lucky day! So just give it a shot and contact us today for asking for a discount ;)

Fairlady Z Z32 for sale in Japan. Import Fairlady ZX300 from Japan with JDM EXPO

Fairlady Z Z32 for sale in Japan.

Fairlady Z Z32 for sale in Japan. Import Fairlady Z300 from Japan with JDM EXPO

Fairlady Z for sale in Japan

Fairlady 300ZX for sale in Japan. Import Fairlady Z Z32 from Japan with JDM EXPO

Nissan Skyline GTR R32s for sale in Japan at JDM EXPO

Ever since Skyline GTR 32s have become available for sale in the United States under the 25 years old rule, the price of those Japanese icons have been only going up! Since the supply of those cars are limited in Japan, we expect the prices to continue to increase throughout the time.

Production of Skyline GTR R32s in Japan from 1989 to 1994:

Standard Skyline GTR 32s = 40,390
NISMO Group A Evolution = 560
V-Spec = 1,453
V-Spec II = 1,303
N1 Race Version = 228
Total = 43,934

If you are one of the USA fans of JDM cars and especially interested in buying Skyline GTR R32, check out our current stock of available Skyline GTR 32s for sale in our Japan. We have the largest stock of available Skyline GTR 32s in Japan and offer the most competitive prices compared to any other of our competitors! We also offer importation/vehicle registration services in the USA and can deliver your purchased car in front of your door at an extra charge. Check out our stock available Skyline GTRs below and contact us for more info at info@jdm-expo.com

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Skyline GTR 32 sale #JDM EXPO. Import Skyline GTR R32 from Japan

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Skyline GTR 32 for sale #JDM EXPO. Import Skyline GTR R32 from Japan

Skyline GTR R32 sale

Skyline GTR R32 sale #JDM EXPO. Import Skyline GTR R32 from Japan

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – 6/24/15

It seems like kind of a slow week at the Japanese auctions and so I’ve only been able to find 6 cars worthy of mention. 3 of them aren’t even Japanese but they’re all still fantastic examples of the kinds of pure automotive awesomeness that you can find in the Far East so without further delay, this week’s coolest cars for auction!

6. 1969 Datsun U521

This Week's Awesome Japanese Auctions - 6/24/15

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – June 11

The Skyline is a great car, but there are many other amazing cars in Japan. Every week, over 100,000 cars are put up for auction and so I’ve combed through these listings to pick out 15 noteworthy cars that are up for auction and legal for US import. Most are JDM cars, but every once in awhile something really special from a European manufacturer is getting auctioned off, so you’ll see a few of those cars on the list as well.

While its too late to purchase most of these cars, if you see something you like send an email to info@jdm-expo.com and we’ll find an equal or better car for you. And remember, you can always check out the auctions yourself through our website, by going to http://auc.jdm-expo.com!


15. 1988 Toyota Corolla GT-Z (AE92)

This Week's Awesome Japanese Auctions - 6/11

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – May 28

Another week and another 100,000 cars passing through the various auction houses of Japan.  I’ve perused the various auction listings to come up with 10 unique, neat or otherwise highlight-worthy vehicles that are all legal for US import and not Skyline GTRs. Why not Skyline GTRs? Japan is home to so many cool and unusual cars that could be brought to the US that the average person has no idea even exist and bringing a car to the US costs considerably less than you might think. I wanted to highlight some of them that come up for sale every week. So, onto this week’s Top 10.


10. 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

This Week's Awesome Japanese Auctions - 5/28/15

A Glimpse at the Japanese Auto Auctions – May 21

The Japanese auto auctions are AWESOME! Why? Because over 100,000 cars go through them every week! Every car that every dealer, shop and some private owners have grown tired of gets posted up between Saturday and Wednesday and then put up for bid Wednesday through Friday.

One thing that makes Japanese auctions so fun is that they have a huge variety of cars. There’s USDM stuff brought over by importers and US military, there’s European and Chinese cars, drift cars, road race cars and cars so customized it’s hard to tell what they are.

Another thing is that many of these cars have low mileage and well maintained. Recently a 161,000 mile NSX in very good shape was featured on Nice Price or Crack Pipe for $25,000. That’s 260,000 kilometers, a number that would cause most Japanese auction buyers to completely ignore it, but that car got a 69% NP win.

The fever for Skyline GTRs has caused a ton of US importers to spring up and the bidding for these cars are insane. All of the importers have access to these auctions and every importer fights with every other importer for 1989-1990 GTRs. This means that other gems get totally overlooked, often getting no bids at all! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite 10 non-Skyline cars up for auction this week hoping to teach people that there’s more to Japan than Skylines, and many are just as cool.

10. 1988 Toyota Starlet Turbo S

This Week's Awesome Japanese Auctions

The Most Frequently Asked USA Importation Questions – Answered!

What kind of car can I import to USA?

Any car that is over 25 years old, to the month of manufacture, is legal for import into the USA. However, the rules to register a car in each state is different so be sure to check with your state DMV before importing if you plan to put it on the road.

What is the “Show and Display” provision?

This is an exception to the rule, however few cars qualify. While anyone can request any car be considered, the NHTSA has a few guidelines it uses to determine show and display. The model must has historical or technical significance and ideally should be no more than 500 cars produced, or 750 if the model is really special.

How do I apply for an Show and Display exemption?

You will need to fill out a determination form to have the NHTSA consider the car. The NHTSA.gov website has a complete guide to the Show and Display exemption process that explains what things they consider and each piece of documentation required. For an in-depth look at what the process is like, this Jalopnik.com member went through it to import the Alfa Shamal.

What cars are approved to import under the “Show and Display” law?

The NHTSA has made a list of cars that have been granted the exception and a list of cars that have already been denied the exception to the Show and Display rule. If it is on the approved list of cars allowed under this provision, they you are allowed to import it. If it is on the list of cars not approved under this provision, then someone has already tried and has been denied. If the car is on the list of approved cars, then you need to fill out an application to import it. It will need to be imported by one of a few approved Registered Importers and it will still need to be made emissions compliant if it is not yet 21 years old which is a very expensive process.

Can I import a car newer than 25 years if it’s a track-only car?

Meet Godzilla’s Little Brother, the Pulsar GTi-R!

The Nissan Pulsar GTi-R, aka “Baby ‘Zilla”

The Pulsar is normally a very boring, bland commuter car but Nissan decided to go racing with it and that’s where the fun began. In 1991, Nissan entered it into the Group A class of the WRC, pitting it against the Subaru WRX, Mitsubishi Evo, Lancia Delta Integrale and other rally legends. Thanks to the homologation rules Nissan was required to produce 5,000 models for public sale with 500 of those being the stripped down, race-ready GTI-RB models. The remaining 4,500 cars were the very similar but more street-friendly GTI-RA models. You can tell which is which by the VIN numbers; the RA has a VIN of EBYNRVFN14xxxx and the RB has a VIN of EBYNRRFN14xxxx.

Pulsar rally car

The Group A Nissan GTi-R

Between August of 1990 and November of 1994, about 12,000-15,000 GTi-R’s were made in total. The most were made in 1990 (good news for US buyers!). In 1992 Nissan changed some of the interior trim from pieces specific to the GTi-R to ones found across the Pulsar range, but otherwise the car remained unchanged throughout its run. Some ways you can tell an early from a late model include the Prince logo on the grill, a red GTi-R badge on the steering wheel and hollow (instead of solid) headrests. The model changes are purely cosmetic, so you can be assured that no matter what year Pulsar GTi-R you buy, you’re still going to get the same killer performance.

So what makes the GTi-R so awesome?

Simple, Nissan raided the parts bin. They took the motor from an S13 Silvia (an SR20, aka “red top”, with a big intercooler stuck on toppulsar gti-r motor) and the all-wheel drive system from the R32 Skyline GTS-4 and stuck it in a package with a curb weight of only 1220kg (1190kg for the RB models). This gave it a 0-100km/h time of under 5 seconds, a 232km/h top speed and a standing quarter mile time of 13 seconds. Nissan didn’t forget this was a road car though and added power windows, power locks, ABS, fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes so not only does this little hot hatch scream, but it’s very nice to drive on a daily basis. With it’s 2 liter motor, it’s not bad on fuel either (if you can leave your foot out of it!). No other hatches on the market today can compete with a Pulsar GTi-R’s power to weight ratio, and a stock Pulsar GTi-R will have no problems flying past a VW Golf R32, Audi S3 or Honda Civic Type R.

Ok I want one, now what?