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Nationwide Shipping Available

Sean Morris posted on: September 11, 2018

  Nationwide Shipping Available Even though we are located in Cypress, California, we ship vehicles all over the USA.  Many buyers want to buy a car locally, but the Japanese imported vehicle that they want may not be available locally.  We ship JDM cars all over the US ...

1993-1998 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTS-T Buyers Guide

Sean Morris posted on: July 31, 2018

1993-1998 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTS-T Buyers Guide The earliest versions of the JDM R33 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTS-t start turning 25 years old in August of 2018. Over 25 years old means they are exempt from US DOT, or Federal Motor Vehicle Safety (FMVSS) standards.  At 2 ...

Insuring your Imported Japanese Car

Brian Jannusch posted on: July 27, 2018

Protecting your investment with proper insurance is not only extremely important but is also required by most states and most lenders. There are many forms of “acceptable” insurance but will it be enough to ensure you’re getting the most for your car should something happen ...

My JDM Car Only Has a 11 Digit VIN Number, How Do I Fix It?

Sean Morris posted on: July 26, 2018

  All vehicles sold in the United States after 1981 have a 17 digit vehicle identification number(VIN).  This number is unique to each vehicle and uses a standardized format as defined in by the NHTSA in the FMVSS(Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards).  Since imported v ...

Sourcing Cars overseas and at Japanese Auto Auctions

Brian Jannusch posted on: July 26, 2018

  At Toprank International Vehicle Importers we offer a ever changing and diverse inventory but we may not always have what you’re looking for, especially if it is not a JDM car we get a lot of requests for. Not seeing your imported dream car in our inventory? No problem, ...

Japanese Classics Turning 25 Years Old in 2018

Sean Morris posted on: July 19, 2018

  We are over half way into 2018 already. Here is a list of classic Japanese cars that are turning 25 years old, or have turned 25 years old in 2018.  At 25 years old a vehicle is exempt from NHTSA requirements.  At 21 years old in original configuration, a vehicle is EPA ...

Are Right Hand Drive Cars Legal in the United States?

Sean Morris posted on: July 18, 2018

Is it legal to drive a right hand drive car(RHD) in America?   Yes it is 11. Importing a right-hand drive vehicle.In order to be lawfully manufactured or imported for sale in the U.S., a motor vehicle must comply with all applicable FMVSS issued by NHTSA. It is possibl ...

Financing Your Dream Import Car

Brian Jannusch posted on: July 17, 2018

  Many assume most people pay cash for these jdm cars and while some do, most of our customers finance because it makes purchasing their imported dream car more manageable. Financing their favorite japanese import car helps them hang onto some cash for the build!  It helps t ...

1995 to 1998 JDM R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R For Sale : Buyers Guide

Sean Morris posted on: July 17, 2018

USA Legal R33 GT-R. This is a bond release car imported by MotoRex and sold by importavehicle.com The JDM R33 GT-R debuted in 1995, but never sold as well as the R32 GT-R.  In the US in the early 2000's, the R33 GT-R was the most popular model. In January of 20 ...

California Legalization for Imported Vehicles

Sean Morris posted on: July 10, 2018

We can help bring any Japanese or other foreign imported vehicles that we sell into California compliance at an ARB certified lab.  California has some specific requirements in order to be able to register an imported vehicle that was never EPA certified. So even if you buy ...