The process of bringing 25 years old car into the USA is quite straightforward and least expensive of all. You will need from the Japanese exporter the following documents: 1. Export Certificate ( car title) 3. English Translation of Export Certificate 4. Invoice ( in English) 5. Bill of Lading (issued by the shipping company). These documents are sent to the customer via express mail and once the car arrives at the port you take them to either customs or custom agent in order to have your car custom cleared.
Up to now, it was a very costly process to import skyline into the USA however with r32 skyline models turning 25 years old and being eligible for 25 year old rule – it all changed to the favor of JDM fans.
R32 Nissan skyline models started being manufactured from August 1989. It means that now you can purchase one of the most legendary high performance car in Japan and legally import it into the USA. However… With the huge interest for R32 prices for JDM cars ready / legal for import into the USA went considerably up. Now it is the matter of the balance of the price and time you are willing to wait. Basically speaking in bulk numbers you are going to save around 30% on the purchasing cost, if you buy skyline that was manufactured let’s say in March or April of 1990. Time wise and quality wise, it is a lot easier to choose a good car that was manufactured in the first half of 1990 rather than at the end of 1989… If you go after skylines in the auctions which are ready to be shipped out Japan, then you do not have many choices since there are only few cars available on the market. You will need to put a top dollar and have less flexibility in other details (mileage, color and options)
Going after skylines made in 1990 will give you more flexibility with mileage, color and options in addition to a considerably lower purchasing price. So it is the matter of your preference: fast delivery against price and options flexibility. The choice is yours!
Japan Partner Inc has been exporting to the USA last 11 years. We mostly exported parts for high performance cars in 20 and 40 foot containers together with limited edition vehicles and cars which were 25 years old and older. This business is not new to us and we do have an optimized infrastructure for it.
Unlike most of the companies who can only buy and sell - we heavily invested into our facilities in order to make our company one stop shopping solution for everything that is related to automotive business. With our 17 year experience and extensive logistical support we can accommodate “Skyline to the USA” project and an efficient and professional way. Here is the list of what can be done for you in this respect:
You can choose from our stock (for cars ready or soon to be ready for import into the USA – please check our stock list at Japan-partner stock list ). We are one of the few companies who actually have stock on hand. There are many companies advertising skylines or other high performance cars but only few of them have those cars in stock.