Auction Report 31/5/17

Check our top picks for this week’s Japanese car auctions along with auction sheet translations and sold data for last week’s picks. We begin proceedings with a NISMO edition R35 GTR…

Nissan R35 GTR NISMO edition

A seemingly brand new NISMO edition GTR is heading to auction this week. With 62kms from new it appears to have been driven out the factory and straight to the auction house. The driver still managed to catch the front lip from looking at the auction sheet! Based on previous data expect it to fetch BIG money, we anticipate a hammer figure of around 16 mill JPY. Check back next week for the auction sheet translation and results…

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Honda NSX

This grade 4B Honda NSX makes a good first impression. Manual with black leather and a genuine 54,538kms from new this NSX should attract plenty of interest. The question, does it live up to the auction sheet? We’ll report back with our findings in next week’s report…

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Nissan Skyline R34 GTR V-spec

Sought after V-spec model, Grade 4.5A and a genuine 10,041kms from new are all headlines that will attract masses of interest. Such is the high demand for collectible R34 GTRs low mileage examples lead the way. We’d expect this R34 GTR V-spec to fetch in the region of 7 mill JPY at auction. We’ll report back with the exact price data next week.

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Mitsubishi Evolution V GSR

This Evolution 5 caught our eye for a couple of reasons. Firstly Pyrenees black has become a very tricky colour to source in recent years and when they eventually do turn up the paintwork has usually seen better days. However after observing the corresponding auction sheet there appears to be only 2 or 3 bodywork issues that might require minor attention. But as we always insist, the importance lies with our team’s inspection. The sheer amount of times we’ve inspected grade 4 cars that should have been marked far lower is considerable. Hopefully this example is as good as it looks!

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Mazda RX7 Spirit R(A)

The Mazda RX7 Spirit R is a car that consistently catches our eye. Although far from the best we’ve seen this Spirit R actually looks in reasonable shape considering its age and mileage. Grade 3.5B with 152,246kms will lessen the interest but this is where a potential bargain maybe had. We still anticipate a hammer figure in excess of 2 mill JPY but for a rare model such as this it could indeed be money well spent.

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Toyota Celica GT4 

Although the Toyota Celica GT4 has a strong cult following its a model that is often overlooked. Released in the same era as the Mitsubishi Evolution, Subaru Impreza and Lancia Delta Integrale the GT4 is an unsung hero in comparison. With plenty of WRC accolades under its belt it won’t be long until the US market will open up and start grabbing this Japanese rally icon and consequently pushing up prices Worldwide. This late model S205 looks like it requires some attention but overall it looks like a decent example on first glance. Full results next week!

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Mazda Autozam (AZ-1)

There’s very few cars as unique as the Mazda Autozam. This Japanese KEI car is powered by a 600cc turbo charged engine and weighs just over 700kgs. Having imported a handful over the years its immensely entertaining to drive. Its impossible not to smile in this quirky little roller skate! Consequently demand is pretty strong and high grade examples such as this 4B with only 65,573kms fetch the biggest premiums. Expect a hammer of around 1 mill JPY.

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Last week’s results…


Nissan Skyline GTS-R


Sold – 1,819,000 hammer

  • GTS-R
  • 5 seater
  • RB25 engine
  • Aftermarket meter
  • WORK alloys
  • BLIT bucket seat
  • Many modify part
  • Inner has some parts
  • Inner worn scratch
  • Dash modified
  • AC broke
  • Corrosion repair mark in engine room and on underneath
  • Paint stain on roof
  • Under bumper has scratch


Subaru Impreza STI TS RA NBR


Sold – 3,082,175 hammer 

  • WRX Sti TS Rype RA NBR
  • 5 seats
  • NBR challenge
  • Standard recaro
  • Special 18” alloys
  • DAMD steering
  • Aftermarket HDD nav
  • HKS muffler
  • One owner
  • Manual book
  • Spare key
  • Seat worn
  • Inner dirty
  • Alloys door mirror scratch


Subaru Legacy S402


Sold – 3,071,450 hammer 

  • S402
  • 5 seater
  • HDD F class nav
  • Back camera
  • SI drive
  • Smart key
  • Push start
  • Limited car 355/402 plate
  • Sti leather seat , muffler , 18” alloys
  • HID
  • Manual book
  • Warranty
  • Seat steering worn
  • Alloys and door mirror scratch
  • FW has crack

Nissan Skyline R33 GTR


Unknown – No auction data 

  • GTR
  • 44694 kms
  • Midnight purple
  • 4-seater
  • 1998y Final model
  • Mid-night purple
  • NISMO Aero
  • Aftermarket navigation
  • Aftermarket muffler
  • BCNR33-042944
  • Service book
  • Aftermarket extra gauge
  • Interior has dirty
  • Underneath has rust
  • Wheel has scratch
  • Exterior has small scratch & small dent


Honda Civic Mugen RR


Didn’t sell, last bid was 3,307,400 hammer 

  • 300 limited car 
  • Special exterior
  • Recaro Seats
  • 18″ alloys 
  • Remote key ETC HID floor mat 
  • Standard water , oil and oil pressure temperature
  • Aftermarket computer 
  • Manual book 
  • Seat side worn 
  • Driver mirror has scratch 
  • Repair mark 
  • Paint fade part 
  • Paint stain on roof 


Mazda RX7 Type RB


Unknown – No auction data

  • RHD
  •  4 seater
  •  Aftermarket bonnet 
  • Aftermarket muffler 
  • Aftermarket height adjustable suspension
  • Momo steering wheel 
  • Aero parts 
  • No driver side air bag system 
  • Seat color is faded 
  • Right radiator support panel has been repaired & crease 
  • Exterior has small scratch & small dents 
  • Aftermarket clutch ? 
  • Aftermarket shift knob 


Nissan Skyline R34 GTR V-spec II


Sold – 6,523,925 Hammer 

  • GTR V spec 2
  • Mileage changed
  • 4 seater
  • One owner
  • 1st
  • NISMO reinforce clutch (super cooper mix twin
  • NISMO meter 
  • Driver recaro
  • Meter changed to NISMO meter at 6km 18 Jan 2001y with record
  • Now odo shows 43312km
  • Manual book
  • Warranty
  • Spare key
  • Lock nut
  • Steering worn
  • Shift knob worn
  • Alloys scratch


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