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Old 24-08-2017, 12:19 PM
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Sorry to hear that given all the effort you went through but as you say onwards. You will have PROPER JDM access!! Looking forward to seeing photos of your classic Skyline in Japan 😜
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Old 24-08-2017, 02:23 PM
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Sorry to hear that given all the effort you went through but as you say onwards. You will have PROPER JDM access!! Looking forward to seeing photos of your classic Skyline in Japan ��
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Will all depend on where I end up..........
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Old 24-08-2017, 02:47 PM
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Sorry to hear that given all the effort you went through but as you say onwards. You will have PROPER JDM access!! Looking forward to seeing photos of your classic Skyline in Japan 😜
It's not quite as easy in Japan as it is over here. To buy/own and drive a car in most of Japan you need resident documentation, proof of adequate private parking space and all sorts of local paperwork before you can even put plates on it and drive it legally.

It's hard work.
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Old 24-08-2017, 02:56 PM
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It's not quite as easy in Japan as it is over here. To buy/own and drive a car in most of Japan you need resident documentation, proof of adequate private parking space and all sorts of local paperwork before you can even put plates on it and drive it legally.

It's hard work.
Have read that usually the hard bit is the parking space. I will be buying for friends and renting.... only going to be there for 2-3 months and then onto the next place.

Once I settle, then I will get another car
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Old 24-08-2017, 03:18 PM
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I will be buying for friends and renting....
I think you'll find it hard to actually "buy for"anybody. If it's for export you will need to have people 'in the trade' involved anyway, so your role would pretty much be reduced to inspecting cars on behalf of the prospective buyer and letting the professionals do their stuff.

Japan is one of those places where short-circuiting the system doesn't really work. You'll most likely be on a three month Tourist visa (extendable in-country, but there's a limit...) and therefore won't have much time/status to get a properly rented place of residence and all the other gubbins you need to own and run a car, let alone start any business activities (necessitating change of visa status...). Renting a car of course is easy, but you'll need somewhere to park it legally whether you have it for one day or one month.

I don't want to come off as too negative (probably too late....) but Japan's bureaucracy tends to win in the end. A bit of casual trading in parts is one thing, but whole vehicles is another thing altogether.
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Old 24-08-2017, 05:15 PM
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I think you'll find it hard to actually "buy for"anybody. If it's for export you will need to have people 'in the trade' involved anyway, so your role would pretty much be reduced to inspecting cars on behalf of the prospective buyer and letting the professionals do their stuff.

Japan is one of those places where short-circuiting the system doesn't really work. You'll most likely be on a three month Tourist visa (extendable in-country, but there's a limit...) and therefore won't have much time/status to get a properly rented place of residence and all the other gubbins you need to own and run a car, let alone start any business activities (necessitating change of visa status...). Renting a car of course is easy, but you'll need somewhere to park it legally whether you have it for one day or one month.

I don't want to come off as too negative (probably too late....) but Japan's bureaucracy tends to win in the end. A bit of casual trading in parts is one thing, but whole vehicles is another thing altogether.
You are right, so don't worry about it I have done a lot of reading up on it, so realise that having a car there for that period of time is next to impossible....

Spectating on buying and shipping overseas is my plan, at least I still get to see cars, go out in them, etc.
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Old 27-09-2017, 10:05 AM
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Quick update with some pics
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Old 27-09-2017, 10:31 PM
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Looks great love the colour loverly shine to that paint

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Old 28-09-2017, 07:33 AM
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its finally happened........... 240z (Moderated)

That is a lovely deep red - whose red is it?
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Old 28-09-2017, 08:28 AM
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Red is my current favourite.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
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Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 28-09-2017, 09:29 AM
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Its the standard Nissan red.... same as my old GTR was, loved that colour
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Old 28-09-2017, 11:18 AM
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Nice - is that Nissan vibrant red?
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Old 29-09-2017, 09:34 AM
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Nice - is that Nissan vibrant red?
Yes.... same colour that goes onto Nissan Micras
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Old 30-09-2017, 04:49 PM
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Very nice, red does seem to suit the Z very well


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Old 03-10-2017, 10:40 PM
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more pics, really liking this colour



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