When you’ve been dealing with JDM cars as long as we have, you learn quite a lot. And like everything else: some positive and some negative. You learn to keep your overhead low so you can provide the customer with a quality vehicle at a lower cost.
But most of all you learn to adapt with the times. Just a few years ago VIP cars were the big thing. You could sell Aristos, Cedrics and Presidents as fast as you could get them. Now you can just give them away.
Most people aren’t interested in performance. They’re just interested in cars that they can slam to the ground and go to the nearest car show with. Low and slow is the new trend.
We sell more high quality JDM Cars than anyone else. We sold more R34s [...]
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by Jared Rosenholtz
If you’re buying a JDM car in the US, there are really only three ways that you can do it. You can buy it from a private seller, import one yourself, or go through an importer. There are advantages to the first two options, but we’ll explain why going through an importer like John is probably the best choice. Unlike buying a normal car, it is very unlikely that you will be able to inspect a JDM vehicle before you purchase it. Unless you’re willing to fly to Japan to look at several vehicles, chances are you will be buying one sight unseen. Most importers have someone that they trust to inspect the cars in Japan and recommend which ones to buy and which ones to avoid. [...]
The eighth generation Nissan Skyline arrived in 1989 just as the Japanese economic bubble began to waver and shimmy. It was still a time of great optimism, and if you were a Nissan fan, there was no greater proof positive of a bright future than the return of the GT-R. After a decade and a half since the extremely rare Kenmeri was felled by the fuel crisis, the three most iconic letters in Japanese performance were back.
Twenty-seven years later, we can look back at the birth of a legend and marvel at how the E-BNR32 chassis Skyline GT-R tore a hole for itself in history, the right car at the right time. It was a technological powerhouse, an utterly dominant force on the racing circuit, and at the same time relatively common. Made [...]