How to Buy and Store a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R in Japan
TOPRANK IMPORTERS can find and buy a vehicle that is not yet 25 years old, and store it in Japan for you, until it is 25 years old. Then Toprank will ship it to the US. In Japan, Toprank can handle any service or modifications you are looking to do. Buy now to help lock in prices today.
The R34 GT-R version of the Nissan Skyline, start to turn 25 years old, and legal to import to the USA, staring in January 2024. From 1999 to 2002, there were 11,578 built. There are eight different versions of the R34 GT-R, and they were sold in four regions besides Japan. There were 14 different colors, although QM1 white was the most popular color, with 25.77%, followed closely by TV2 Bayside Blue with 24.87%. Source - GT-R Registry
We are happy to be able to offer this option to purchase a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R in advance, to avoid the inevitable price increase as we get closer to 2024. The cars are not eligible for import until January 2024.* Current prices (Feb 2021) range from $115,000 to $200,000 based on condition. Certain models such as the M Spec Nur and Midnight purple cars are currently in the ballpark of $250,000+ these prices will increase as we get closer to the first date of eligibility. We do have a few R34 Skyline GTR in inventory in Japan available for purchase now with one of our storage plans. If you are looking for something specific we can source that for you as well.
There are other costs in addition to the price of the car. There is a cost of $5,500 for export and import to the US. This price is all inclusive and includes transport to our facility in Cypress California. Import Tariffs are subject to change, so we can not guarantee the current tariff of 2.5%, will be the same at the time the car is imported. Storage for the car in Japan is additional. We have multiple storage options and costs. Maintenance and modifications while in storage are on option as well, costs are based on your preferences.
If you are a California resident or live in a state that requires ODB2 emissions testing, we can not guarantee that the vehicle will be able to meet emissions requirements, as the R34 GT-R is not equipped from the factory with OBD2. Some States may choose to exempt them or adapt new laws prior to the car turning 25 but that is beyond our control. Please check local laws for more information.
We are working on a plan to offer in house financing to well qualified buyers, otherwise payment in full at time of purchase is required. Once the car is paid in full the car is yours. Chassis number specific contracts and purchase agreements will be in place to ensure you have proof of ownership of the car. We will not under any circumstances import the vehicle to you prior to the car turning 25 or assist in any form of illegal importing of the vehicle. In the storage plan you'll see the option to keep the car registered in Japan. We offer this option for our customers who wish to visit Japan and drive their car there until it turns 25 years old