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When you’re looking for a used performance car, there’s no better market than Japan — and no better source than Japan Car Direct.

We’ve been exporting used performance cars from Japan to customers abroad for over 12 years and continue to be impressed by the incredible variety of secondhand Japanese and European models available in the market at the lowest prices and in the best condition you can find anywhere in the world.

German sports sedans, French rally machines, Italian supercars, Japanese sports cars… you name it! Japan Car Direct can help you find the used performance car of your dreams from dealers and auctions across Japan and ship the vehicle to your nearest port for years of high-performance driving pleasure.

There are many companies exporting used cars from Japan, but they offer little support and have been known to deliver lemons. At Japan Car Direct, we have a rock-solid reputation to uphold and go the extra mile to provide the best possible service — with knowledgeable native English, Spanish and Japanese support, maximum information about every vehicle you consider, timely response no matter what time zone you live in, bookings on the earliest ships, import assistance and much more. We’re experienced JDM specialists with a passion for what we do and we will keep you informed every step of the way.

Whether you seek a fairly recent used model with modern conveniences or a classic from the 80s or 90s, look no further than Japan Car Direct. Here’s a small sample of the used performance cars we’ve exported to satisfied customers around the globe:

Performance cars we have exported

1990 Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II
Winged to win. The BMW-battling Evo II from Mercedes.

Porsche 911 Turbo (993)
The pinnacle of air-cooled Porsches. The obsession of hardcore purists. The Porsche 911 Turbo (933).

Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione
The most successful model in rally car history. The phenomenally fun-to-drive Lancia Delta Integrale.

Ferrari Testarossa
Wicked fast and drop-dead gorgeous. The ultimate symbol of success in the 80s and 90s. The flashy and tantalizing Ferrari Testarossa.

Porsche 911 Turbo (930K)
Style. Status. Performance. The Porsche 911 Turbo has it all. Many motorsports enthusiasts agree this iconic sports car is one of the greatest of all time.

Honda NSX NA1
The allure of Ferrari meets the practicality of Honda in the NSX NA1 — an exotic midship RWD sports car designed by purists for purists.

BMW E30 M3
Racing machine meets four-seater in one of the greatest cars of all time. The legendary BMW E30 M3.

Porsche 911 (933) 4S
One of the world’s most sought after limited production vehicles, the stunning Porsche 911 Carrera is just about everyone’s dream car. This particular 4S was lovingly cared for as most luxury cars are in Japan.

Contact Us and we’ll help you find your dream Performance Car!

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  • 5 star review  Trustworthy group here! They made it easy from point a to b. So glad this was the first group I tried as I have heard horror stories about the import process. Highly recommended.

    thumb Cory Cheyne
    9/22/2020

    5 star review  Yoshi and team were patient in helping me find the right car (green 2016 Prius 4WD) and get me through the process. Flawless service, prompt response to communications, on delivery the car was better than expected, very close to new looking. Their recommended partners for shipping and entry into NZ were on the ball too. Highly recommended! Pro tip: don't mess around; decide exactly what you want, then bid to win.

    thumb Mike Ross
    9/18/2020

    5 star review  I had been toying with the Idea of importing a Land Cruiser from Japan for a while and to be honest was quite hesitant about doing so, as the process for a first timer seemed quite daunting. Mathew at JCD made the whole process SUPER EASY! Been a pleasure dealing with him and was kept informed every step of the way and super fast communication kept the whole process stress free! Thanks again Mathew and I'm looking forward to the next Cruiser! Cheers!!

    thumb Mike Dorsch
    9/16/2020
  • 5 star review  Mathew at Japan Car Direct has been a HUGE help and continually went above and beyond with assisting me. It was my first time bidding on vehicles at auction and having them shipped to the US. He even helped me arrange a mechanic in Japan to do some work on the Hiace I purchased so that it would arrive in the US in tip top shape and be ready to hit the road. I look forward to doing more business with Mathew in the future and you should too!

    thumb Charles Gross
    8/12/2020

    5 star review  I was totally clueless and was having a really hard time finding someone that I felt I could trust to help me with these auctions. A couple folks recommended Mathew over at JCD and I very reluctantly reached out. Yeah, I have trust issues. Dude put me at ease and really walked me through the whole process. After a couple months I didn’t end up buying a vehicle, but that’s on me. When I changed my direction, Mathew helped me wrap things up and wished me well. I have zero reservations about reaching out to these guys or recommending anyone else to do so. Very helpful, knowledgeable, prompt and everything I needed. You won’t be disappointed.

    thumb largejohn77
    7/17/2020

    5 star review  Ordered an Acty Van with these guys. five star service all the way. everything went perfect!!!. I was so afraid to import a car myself. JCD made it seamless. I would import wit them and only them again and again. Thanks guys!!

    thumb Scott Irby-Ranniar
    7/17/2020
  • 5 star review  Discovered KEI vehicles about a year ago and spent many hours searching the internet in hopes of finding an affordable van state side, to no avail. That is until I sent a message to Mathew at JCD. He was quick to respond, answered way too many of my silly questions, and worked diligently to find the right van for me. He is thorough, clear, and timely. Made the process simple and enjoyable. I am more than excited to work with him again. I highly recommend the service these gentlemen provide.

    thumb Benjamin Ferguson
    7/09/2020

    5 star review  Matt made importing a few mini trucks for our farm a breeze. Super easy to deal with and transparent with all the details involved in bidding and winning auctions, the import process, and everything in between.

    thumb Ben and Maggie O'Brien
    6/30/2020

    5 star review  My truck had been stolen and Matt was helping me bid on mini-trucks to replace it. Of course once we started bidding the truck was recovered, but Matt was upfront and very helpful both getting into and out of our auction based relationship. I would not hesitate to work with JCD again!

    thumb William Gundy
    6/28/2020
  • 5 star review  I worked with Mat and i believe i couldn't have done any better. This was my first time dealing with importing, Mat was so patient and helpful through this purchase. I also feel he got me the best deals, i have since the first purchase made two more and will continue to do business with Mat.

    thumb robert barnowsky
    6/16/2020

    5 star review  I purchased three vehicles from auction with Matt, he made it extremely easy and was available whenever I needed him throughout the entire importing process. This is not the last time I will be dealing with them. I plan to order more vehicles in the near future! If your looking for a trustworthy company to order vehicles through I highly recommend JCD!

    thumb dylan christner
    6/07/2020

    5 star review  Mathew was super helpful if helping me get more info and bid on cars I was interested in.

    thumb Matt Sparkman
    5/16/2020
  • 5 star review  Mathew and the gang were great with helping me with the acquisition of my 1994 Subaru Sambar dump kei truck. I was so excited about getting a truck I was ready to buy just about anything. Matt put the breaks on that and used his experience and knowledge to weed out the potential problems. I use my truck almost daily around our farm moving things and as a work surface. It is great. Mathew and Japan Car Direct helped my sister get a kei truck as well and I have and will continue to recommend them to anyone who has expressed interest in my great little vehicle.

    thumb Eric Amon
    5/12/2020

    5 star review  I purchased a 1994 4wd Suzuki Carry Kei truck through JCD. Yoshi helped me during the process and after nearly 3 months and over 100 emails back and forth between questions and translations of auction sheets I finally decided on a truck. I've now had it for nearly a month and couldn't be happier with the purchase. They are extremely promt with responses and answered all questions I had. Being completely new at the importing process I never felt uneasy with my decision. If I ever decide to import another vehicle I will definitely use them again.

    thumb brandon spaur
    5/06/2020

    5 star review  Excellent service from beginning to end. I registered over the new year holidays and received an automatic out of office response and also still received personal response indicating when auctions resumed. The process takes doing your own due diligence to study the cars you want but the guys at JCD will assist where they can as well.

    thumb Mike Witting
    4/10/2020

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