JDM Guide - Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R -

Jack Sandher - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

THE JAPANESE CAR IMPORT GUIDE TO YOUR NISSAN SKYLINE R32 GT-R  

The following are the major steps involved in getting you into your Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Japanese Import! This whole process should take approximately 6-8 weeks.

1. Vehicle Specification of the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
2. Initial Deposit for the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
3. Vehicle Search for the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
4. Pre-Purchase Inspection of Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
5. Negotiation of Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
6. Final Payment of Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
7. Logistics of the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
8. Compliance & Registration of Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
9. Perfecting 
10. Delivery of Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R


Each step is more detailed below;

1.) Vehicle Specification

To get you into your very own Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Japanese Import, we would need the exact specifications, description and also personal preferences of the vehicle.

The information includes:

  • Make: Nissan
  • Model: Skyline R32 GT-R
  • Transmission:
  • Colour(s):
  • Km Travelled:
  • Budget:
2.) Initial Deposit

To start the importing process we will require an initial $1000 deposit which will then come off the total price of the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. This is just to cover costs of pre- purchase inspections. This initial deposit is fully refundable.

3.) Vehicle Search

All possible vehicles that match your specifications and meet our standards will be presented to you. These will be a combination of private vehicle sales, dealership vehicle sales and also wholesale vehicles.

4.) Pre-Purchase Inspection

A pre-purchase inspection is performed on the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R prior to any further commitments. These will include additional photos, inspection of the service history and a general discussion with the seller regarding the history and condition of the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R itself. This is to ensure that there aren’t any abnormalities or inconsistencies.

The following items are inspected;

  • Mechanical Inspection: This includes the engine itself and the components around it. Additional photographs are also supplied of the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R.
  • Radiation Inspection: This is physically done with a radiation detector to ensure that your Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is free from radiation exposure.
  • Underbody Inspection: The underbody of the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is inspected. Repairs, damages, leaks, rust will be inspected. Photographs are supplied of this.
  • Corrosion Inspection: We can also gauge the amount of corrosion if any on 
the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. Photographs are supplied are of this.
  • Paint & Body Inspection: This helps rule out any forms of major or even 
minor accident repair. This helps us gauge the condition of the paintwork 
itself. Photographs are supplied of this.
  • Interior Inspection: Inspection consists of seats, carpet, roof lining, boot 
lining etc. Photographs are supplied of your Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R to ensure it is in above average condition for its age.
5.) Negotiation

Negotiations are then carried out and discussed with the seller to reach an agreeable figure for the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. Any repairable damages identified in the preliminary inspection can also be used to reduce the purchase price. Repairable damages are preferably to be kept minor. They may include scuffed wheels, minor paint scuff marks, stone chips etc.

6.) Final Payment

A final invoice is then requested for the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. This will include everything from the purchase price of the vehicle, logistics fees (including goods and services tax, customs duties, luxury car tax - if applicable), repairs, compliancing, and registration. The final payment will also be including the initial deposit.

7.) Logistics

Once the funds are cleared, we then organise the shipping for your Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R.

We acquire and organise the following;

  • Ship Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R from either Nagoya or Tokyo to Port Kembla
  • Roll on, Roll off method of shipping (RoRo) or container if preferred
  • Full comprehensive insurance
  • Dates of departure and arrival 
We will liaise with our customs broker prior to the vessel arriving and will lodge all the documentation with Australian Customs so we can have it land on our shores with no hassles. 
We then need to have the vehicle steam cleaned by AAT to meet AQIS standards. AAT wash bay is located next to AQIS inspection bay at the wharf, Port Kembla. Once cleaned and approved by AQIS we pay the cleaning charges we can have the vehicle collected by our transport carrier and sent to our showroom.
8.) Compliance & Registration

The Compliance Process is where the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is modified to meet Australian Design Rule Standards. This normally takes up to 2-3 weeks, as we have to wait for government approval and also wait compliance plate to be issued. During this time you are more than welcome to come, inspect the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R and even take it for a drive with our company trade plate.

Once the compliance plate is fitted to the vehicle, along with compliancing documentation, we can register the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R for you. We will have the registration plates and all documentation for the vehicle.

For interstate customers, all our vehicles come with NSW Registration. You will be entitled to a refund by your states governing body for the NSW Registration and then will acquire Registration in your state.

9.) Perfecting

During the Compliance process, we will perform the finishing touches to your car. This includes a Complete Vehicle Service where we supply your Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R with fresh oils and fluids, along with another comprehensive inspection, a Complete Vehicle Detail and also add-ons such as stereo upgrades, window tinting etc.

10.) Delivery

The wait is finally over and it is time for you to collect your very own Japanese Import. We can deliver the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R to you or even arrange transport for you to come collect the vehicle.

With Top Secret Imports you purchase with the confidence knowing that the vehicle will be in the condition stated and if not, you will receive a full refund.