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JDM Export Professionals

JDM Export Import Pros

Enjoy the Process, Love the Results!

Friendly professional service・Fully translated auction sheets・Pre bidding inspections・Additional photo service・Parts and maintenance assistance

Find The Car of Your Dreams!

Use our search engine to view the largest selection of excellent condition used vehicles anywhere in the World!

Win at Auction or Buy Wholesale

JCD can bid live for you at all of the over 120 dealer auctions and source from 1000s of dealer lots across Japan!

Receive Your Car at Your Nearest Port

The earliest ship booking will be made. Track your shipment and documents online as we help you prepare for import.

Recently Exported Vehicles

Browse through a selection of second-hand vehicles we have recently sourced for customers and exported from Japan.
1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera

1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera

Porsche’s best selling 911 ever, the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera! Between 1984 and 1989, when the global economy was booming, Porsche had the right performance car to steal people’s hearts and wallets — the 911 3.2 Carrera.

1998 Toyota Chaser

1998 Toyota Chaser

Relive The Glory Days of Toyota Sedans! During the glory years of Toyota’s 4 door sedans, the Mark II, Cresta and Chaser were known as the, “3 Brothers”. Although they shared the same platform and many parts, the X100 Chaser...

1991 Subaru Sambar Dump truck

1991 Subaru Dump Truck

Perfect for long hauls and heavy loads, the 5-speed Sambar Dump Truck!! The Subaru Sambar is the most unique Kei mini truck out there, and there are plenty of great condition ones available for purchase daily...

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Our goal is simple. We strive for every customer’s total satisfaction. We work to achieve this with honest professional service and clear communication.
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Professional Service

We love our work and that comes thru strongly in all that we do. Having trouble breaking down the costs or understanding the process? We are available to chat online and would be happy to give you a call.

Streamlined Process

We are ready to take care of you in whatever time zone you reside, send you translated auction sheets, organize inspections for the requested vehicles, arrange for delivery to your nearest port and take care of export.

Knowledgeable Staff

With over 12 years of experience providing JDM vehicle export services we know where the potholes are and how to navigate them. We’ll keep you fully informed during every step of the process.

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  • Matthew at JCD is the man. I’ve now imported three of my own cars through him. JCD was able to accommodate my unique needs, everything from short turn around inspections, expert opinions on bidding, arranging quick turn shipping, and handling of docs. I have no reservations sending more tens of thousands of dollars for future imports. At the end of the day, they really wanted to make me a happy customer.

    thumb Chan Shin
    July 29, 2022

    I highly recommend Japan Car Direct. They help you find exactly what you are looking for and are with you throughout the entire process. Import was seamless. Mike was great to work with. Highly recommend the team at JCD.

    thumb Sir Selrahc
    July 14, 2022

    Before this I have never imported any vehicles to NZ let alone one from Japan! I decided to give these guys a shot and bought a JDM Tesla into the country in the midst of the oil price hikes. The process is painless end to end and I was well looked after by Mike. Definitely recommend Japan Car Direct for the auction and shipping service.

    thumb Edward Yuan
    July 11, 2022
  • Great experience. Extremely easy process and Kept me well informed. Highly recommend them if looking to purchase a vehicle from Japan.

    thumb Antonio Sevilla
    July 8, 2022

    It's hard to say anything that hasn't been said from other reviewers! This was my first experience importing a vehicle. Mike Nguyen was super patient with me and my indecisiveness. He was very quick to respond, and very informative on all my questions. He helped my sort through options until landing a 1kz-te Land Cruiser Prado. It ended up being in better condition than I was anticipating, and was able to drive it 5 hours home from port without a single issue. Cannot recommend Japan Car Direct enough!

    thumb Law_of_the Za
    June 30, 2022

    I used Japan Car Direct's services to import a Nissan Silvia from Japan to Australia. Mike was very helpful from start to finish and definitely made the process stress free. The detailed videos where Mike would translate and explain the Japanese auction sheets and inspections provided great clarification so I knew exactly what I was getting with my car. I have to also commend Mike's swiftness when it came to replying to emails and phone calls, he would always reply near on instantly and even outside of normal business hours just to ensure I was never left in the dark through the bidding and shipping preparation processes. I could not recommend JCD enough for any potential self importers!

    thumb matthew martin
    June 24, 2022
  • Just picked up my car that I bought through JCD. I was a complete newbie about buying a car overseas and Mathew was kind enough to basically hold my hand and help me through the process. It seems pretty daunting at first but if I can do it anybody can. Highly recommend JCD!

    thumb TK Mad
    June 18, 2022

    I worked with Mathew on getting my first Japanese Kei truck. The process and communication were great. For me the back-and-forth communication was the reason why I decided to go with japancardirect. Being able to see the auction trucks that are coming out and getting a detailed translation of the auction sheet is awesome. At first, I was a little hesitant sending money for a car overseas that I haven't actually seen in person, but Mathew stayed with me even at times when I was less patient. Thanks for all the help you and your team provide.

    thumb John Penny
    June 12, 2022

    Taylor at JCD has been incredibly helpful in my search for a couple of unique rigs from overseas -- We've scored one, and are looking forward to finding another. Taylor's professinoalism, promptness, clarity of communication has been amazing. He's helped answer a miultitude of questions, and everything went without incident (aside from impacts from Ukraine).f Thank you, Taylor!

    thumb camden lindsay
    May 31, 2022
  • After seeing quite a few Kei Trucks on the road, I was intrigued. Seeing the local retail prices gave me sticker shock, so I immediately thought there has to be a better way. Sure enough, that way is Japan Car Direct. Yoshi and team are knowledgeable, professional and responsive. They do what they say they are going to do before, during and after the transaction, they are in it for the long haul. The result of reviewing the auction listings and acquiring/importing yourself (with help from JCD) is substantial savings and the satisfaction of paying a fair price. It's also fun if you enjoy searching for and identifying great automotive values. Would not hesitate to recommend their services to others and I will be back for more vehicles in the near future.

    thumb Chris Okano
    May 24, 2022

    Can't fault these guys - this was the first time I've bought a car at any auction, let alone one in Japan. The support from Yoshiro was brilliant, very patient with me and ensured that I only bid on cars worth having. The car I have bought far exceeds expectations in every way and the whole process of purchase and shipping was all taken care of - top marks and thank you

    thumb Phil Stebbing
    April 14, 2022

    Japan Car Direct helped me find my dream car. We found a great deal on an ST205. Yoshiro was fantastic and super responsive and patient with all of my questions. They made navigating the import process a breeze. This is a reputable company. I highly recommend them if you’re interested in importing your very own JDM.

    thumb Brandon Moore
    April 11, 2022
  • So pleased with our companies new Japanese mini-truck import. Japan Car Direct made it all too easy. We made a few first-timer mistakes on the paperwork but the next import will be even smoother. Looking forward to the next experience.

    thumb MARKNADEN Studio
    April 8, 2022

    Great dependable business! Highly recommended! Thank you Mathew for all your hard work!

    thumb Dmitri Gordei
    March 30, 2022

    Yoshiro and the folks over at JapanCarDirect are the best! They were super helpful with my first time importing a vehicle to the US and were quick to answer all of the first-time questions I had about the process. The vehicle I got was exactly as I expected based on the pre-bidding inspection that they organized and I am beyond thrilled with my new (to me) little van. I'll definitely be working with them again for the next vehicle I look to import

    thumb Mike McD
    March 20, 2022
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