Please look here for answers regarding the process of buying, shipping, exporting and Japanese used cars.
- Vehicle cost
- Service fee (¥100000)
- Import customs
Payment is due within three days (72 hours) of winning bid notifications. We will not ship your vehicle without payment in full.
A sample auction sheet can be found here. Auction sheets are reported by the auction house’s trained and licensed staff. Staff who deliberately tamper with auction sheets are liable to lose their license to inspect vehicles. Also, the auction house is independent from the seller of the vehicles and has no benefit of intentionally misrepresenting the vehicles true quality. Be careful to read the auction sheets in their entirety and do not rely in the auction grade or interior grade since some auction houses may rate vehicles differently.
We re-inspect each vehicle before purchasing to reduce the risk of there being errors.
You can find banking information here
- What countries can you ship to?
- Can you ship to my country?
- What steps are taken to prepare vehicles for export?
- What documents are required to clear customs in my country?
- What shipping methods do you use?
- What is Ro/Ro?
- How long will it take to receive my vehicle?
- What are the shipping schedules?
- Do you offer shipping insurance?
We can ship to any country.
We can ship to any country but please check your country’s import regulations and be sure you fully understand the requirements of bringing a vehicle into your country.
All vehicles will be visually inspected for rust and body damage. We pressure wash all vehicles unless you request us not to. Vehicles requiring JAAI certification (New Zealand, Kenya, Tanzania, Mouritius, Sli Lanka) will be processed.
Please see your government’s website. For most countries you will require the Bill of landing, Invoice, and Cancellation of Registration to import and insure your vehicle. Pacific Coast will supply other documents found here.
We can ship by Ro/Ro or by 40ft container. Some countries do not offer both shipping methods so please check here or contact us if you have further questions.
Ro/Ro means roll on roll off. This is the most common and least expensive form of vehicle transport for new and used cars. Vehicles are physically driven on and off boats that have capacities of up to 6500 vehicles. Please see the shipping line websites for more info.
Different countries offer different shipping terms but for most vehicles it will take about 4 – 6 weeks from purchase to vehicle arrival in your country. Shipping schedules are subject to change without notice.
Shipping schedules are usually posted on the shipping company’s website. See our links to shipping company websites here. If the dates are not posted here please contact us and we will provide you with up to date information.
Shipping insurance may be offered. Please inquire if interested.
At Pacific Coast Auto we want the relationship to be as positive as possible. We believe in educating our customers so they feel comfortable with purchaing. This includes openly stating auction prices, shipping costs, agency fees, and vehicle problems.
We supply you with all documents required to clear customs and register / insure your vehicle. The documents are sent with an explanation sheet to make them easier for first time buyers.
Beyond this we give you copies of the original invoices for your vehicle purchase at auction and shipping to your country. In the event that we need to charge you for anynthing else we will notify you before you bid and include those invoices as well. With this information you can see exactly where your money is going when you buy JDM vehicles with us.
- Japanese domestic vehicles are nearly always right hand drive
- European domestic market vehicles can be found in either left or right hand drive
- American domestic market vehicles are mostly left hand drive but can be found right hand drive depending on the model