If you haven't already heard, the prices for classic cars (and JDM turbo cars in particular) have been rising fast in recent years.
But the last few months of 2018 have seen amazing price increases for rare models and colours.
WHY ? ~ USA Demand is just one of many reasons
Fans of Paul Walker might enjoy this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, featuring Paul's brother Cody and a 1993 JDM Supra.
With the US hot for anything Japanese that's over 25 years old, it's clear to see why prices are skyrocketing.
They are buying anything, just like Australia was 20 years ago - but with deeper pockets and less concerns over condition.
Meaning all these cars are basically finished out of Japan for Aust buyers unless you have a collector budget. The above video from 3 months ago is a valuable insight into the American mindset and where prices are heading for JDM cars.
Of course it's not just the USA with their 25 Year Rule.
The world is changing fast, and car-lovers worldwide have recognised this is their last opportunity to own the model/s they've grown up with and dreamed of, be it Japanese or European.
This has many Australian buyers looking at 'cheaper' local options, imported in the past - BUT BEWARE...
Due to insufficient Govt. controls, Australia has a notoriously sad track record for false km, past repairs and poor condition.
Around 90% of secondhand imports have false history.
There is a BIG DIFFERENCE between local vehicle quality and buying a GENUINE collector car directly from Japan.
With price so closely linked to km and condition, it is more critical than ever before to background check using a company such as Japan Car History Check - to find out the true km and condition before the car left Japan.