Value hunters, passionate enthusiasts and serious collectors turn to the Japanese used car market for the best deals on used vehicles.
Every conceivable make and model is available in excellent condition through Japanese dealer auctions and on dealers’ lots across Japan.
The following is a small sample of some of the vehicles available. If you see what you’re looking for here or have another model in mind, give us a shout and it will be our pleasure to help you find the car of your dreams!
Pristine example of the classic 432 with original S20 engine restored by Japan’s premier artisian!
Tops in handling. Light, rigid, hatchback body with a bigger-than-you-need engine.
Perfect package. Fine left hand drive examples are here in Japan.
Race ready and a ton of fun even it it weighs far less than that!
A perfect minitruck option for hunters: Extended cab gives dry storage space for rifle and rope, tarp and tent.
Guys! Guys!! Guys!!! You can have this car now in the USA.
Finally, good 25 year old Nissan 180SXs are available for the States.
The stock cars that can out handle an EK9 are precious few, and that’s a fact.
Good condition EK9 Civics can still be found here in Japan.
Not much beats a Benz in the top sedan class on this planet.
Unless it’s an AMG like this E-class. 6 liters of brute tuned NA power. 6 liters, Guys.
Want to buy an MX5? Look into buying one direct from Japan.
We’ve got many good, low mileage, well cared for examples of this classic roadster.
This clean B6 with silky smooth 2.8 in-line six is yet another example of a LHD gem available in Japan.
How is it that in their super long running G-Class Benz combines toughness and classiness so well?
These cars last forever and are forever stylish.
The best handling FF car ever. For sure. The best handling car ever?
Possibly. If you want handling, go for a good DC-2 from Japan.
What a beauty! The purity of the air-cooled 911 with the 2.4 liter N/A engine.
Let us find you a pristine example to import yourself.
A station wagon in the Premier League of supercars? 0-60 in under 5 seconds?
Yes, for sure. Hard body and practicality. Only the WRX STi can do it.
Few cars in the “very quick” class give you more bang for the buck than a 1990s Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evo.
And very tuneable, too.
It’s the supercar for real driving on real roads because the really high power can really be put to the road via All-Wheel Drive. Accelerate!!
First rate light commercial from Toyota’s truck division that’s #1 in Japan.
Many body styles available used, including this Low Floor type.
One of the best optional features that comes with some minitrucks is the dump body.
This 1988 truck is clear to import to USA or Australia.
Front mid-engine + Two seater + Less than 700kgs + Intercooled turbo = A total blast to drive.
The top luxury convertible in the world: SL-Class.
Pull up to the front door in one of these and it’s klasse. Marvelous. You have “arrived.”
Most people don’t know that Japan is a near paradise for classic cars in fine shape.
Cars like this lovely, and loved, 1965 Mark 2.
The very justly very famous “Hachi Roku” AE-86: King of the light drift cars; a top FR sports coupe.
Good units can still be found here in Japan.
Very nice Kei trucks with super low mileage can be
imported to the USA no problem. Grab one now!
One of the “Heavies” in the drift car world.
With its nearly indestructible turbo 1JZ-GTE the sky’s the limit for power on boost.
A stunning, thundering super powered rocket.
Well modded, bordeline extreme.
A Prince among drift car royalty.
Now a very popular import to the U.K. for the growing Drift Car Mania.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Mathew was super helpful if helping me get more info and bid on cars I was interested in.
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.
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.
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.