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Importing to the UK
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Import to UK

Japan Auto Direct provides the most informed and reliable importing service for dealer imports U.K wide. With our knowledge of the import process and access to over 50,000 cars at auction each week, we will be able to source you the best car for your yard in the U.K.


Importing Japanese Used Cars to the U.K. from Japan

The process is simple and is typically involves the following steps.


  1. When you are ready to go ahead we will get all the necessary details concerning the vehicles and your budget and begin sourcing the auctions for cars that fit your description.
  2. When appropriate vehicles are found at auction we will contact you with a full description of the car including an auction report, details of our own inspection, start price and expected sale price. We in turn relay this information to you and you decide if you'd like to bid and how much you'd like to bid up to. Please note that we will never bid on a car for you without your full approval and designated budget. Ultimately the decision is yours and we will do our best to find you a car that closely matches your ideal vehicle.
  3. Once we buy your car at auction an invoice and photos will be sent to you within 24 hours. Of course you can also choose vehicles from our current stock. You will then pay the FOB price (ex Japan) directly to our Japanese company bank account within 2 working days. All paperwork necessary for export will be arranged and the car will be transported to the wharf for shipping to the nearest port to where you are in the U.K. Cars are put on the first available ship, usually 10-15 days after purchase.

The ENTIRE process TAKES 5-6 WEEKS from date of purchase.

How much does it cost to import a car? We're asked this question a lot so please try this handy cost calculator.


Popular Japanese vehicles being exported to the U.K. include:

  • Mazda MX5
  • Toyota MR2 and MRS
  • Mitsubishi Pajero
  • Toyota Estima Lucida TD
  • Toyota Celica GT4, SS2 and convertible
  • Mazda RX7
  • Mitsubishi Evolution 1-8
  • Subaru Impreza WRX
  • Nissan Skyline GTR and GTS-T
  • Toyota Hilux Surf
  • Nissan Figaro
  • Mitsubishi FTO
  • Mitsubisho GTO
  • Mitsubishi Delica
  • Toyota Starlet
  • Honda CRX Del Sol
  • Toyota Supra RZ turbo and SZ non-turbo
  • Honda Integra
  • Nissan Pulsar
  • Toyota Harrier
  • Toyota Landcruiser
  • Toyota Landcruiser Prado
  • Mazda Familia
  • Toyota Landrover
  • MG RV8
  • Honda SM-X
  • Nissan 180SX
  • Nissan Cube
  • Nissan Elgrand
  • Nissan Fairlady z
  • Nissan Silvia
  • Nissan 350GT
  • Nissan GTR 35
  • Nissan GTR 33
  • Nissan GTR 32
  • Nissan GTR 34
  • Subaru Samber Van

Toyota MR2 Toyota MR2
Mitsubishi Pajero Toyota Estima Lucida
Used Japanese Toyota Celica Convertible Used Japanese Toyota Celica Convertible
Used Japanese Mazda RX7 Used Japanese Subaru Imprezza
Used Japanese Toyota Supra RZ Used Japanese Toyota Supra SZ
Used Japanese Nissan Skyline GTR Used Japanese Nissan Skyline GTS-T
Used Japanese Toyota Hilux Surf Used Japanese Nissan Figaro
Used Japanese Mitsubishi FTO GPX Used Japanese Mitsubishi GTO
Used Japanese Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Used Japanese Toyota Starlet
Used Japanese Honda CRX Del Sol Used Japanese Honda Integra
Used Japanese Nissan Pulsar Used Japanese Toyota Harrier
Used Japanese Toyota Landcruiser Used Japanese Toyota Landcruiser Prado