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Old 01-11-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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My journey buying and importing a legal R32 GTR & GTS-t!

TO BE CLEAR I AM NOT RECEIVING ANY COMPENSATION FOR THIS POST, GTR GARAGE ASKED TO TO MAKE A THREAD (WHICH I ALREADY PLANNED ON IT) I WILL BENIFIT IN NO WAY FROM THS POST. (OTHER THAN MY OWN SATISFACTION)


So I made the decision to buy and import my very own R32. I decided to trust GTR Garage to find a worthy car and handle everything, I messaged a few importers and they were the first ones to respond and start showing me cars that were available. I bought a July 1989 R32 GTS-T, because thats exactly what I wanted. Im making this thread to act as a guide for others to gain knowledge, know what to expect and avoid potential pitfalls.

In addition to the GTS-t I have also purchased A 08/89 GTR. The GTR was not a planned purchase, more like a to good to pass up kinda deal. Overall I'm extremely happy that we went for it because prices have been skyrocketing

I plan on having GTR Garage making some modifications to the car before it leaves Japan.

Video of the GTS-t running :

Video of the GTR running : http://s220.photobucket.com/user/oly...c349b.mp4.html

Run back from Hara : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6wn2sQDJp0

-------------ORDER OF EVENTS THUS FAR-------------

January 3, 2014 : I E-Mailed Kunio at GTR Garage to inquire about a R32.

January 4, 2014 : I received a E-Mail from Kunio telling me about potential cars, and I made my decision to purchase a beautiful Black R32

January 6, 2014 : Kunio verified that the production month was infact July so I told him that I would like to move forward.

January 7, 2014 : I paid the deposit to secure the car. glad I did because interest spiked and I almost dident get the car.

January 10, 2014 : I paid the remaining balance off.

January 21, 2014 : The car made it to GTR Garage and I got some better pictures, the car was checked out by the mechanic and everything is in great shape!!

February 4, 2014 : Kunio contacted me about a GT-R that might interest me. Its was a Mine's factory tuned R32 that has substantial aftermarket work done. After some consideration I decided to allow Kunio to bid on it and ended up winning the car!

February 17, 2014 : The car arrived at the shop and Kunio gave it a test drive and everything appeared to be in better than expected shape!

April 3, 2014 : The GTR has been scheduled to go to Power Craft at the end of the month for a inspection.

April 10, 2014 : Change of plans the GT-R is going to Hara Works to get dyno'ed on the 30th! Video of the day will be shared.

April 10, 2014 : Added some pictures I had on my computer.

April 30, 2014 : The car was driven to Hara and was a big success! no issues! and made 475HP @ 1.2 Bar!

May 10, 2014 : Pickup a set of Work Equips 18x9.5J +23 for the GTS-t.

June 21, 2014 : Pickup a set of silver Work XD9's 18x10J +18!

July 30, 2014 : Cars have cleared customs and will be leaving soon!

August 4, 2014 : Both R32's are inbound!

August 17, 2014 : Both cars have left Taiwan (the final stop before Portland) Hopefully the shipping date will get pushed up!

September 12, 2014 : The container ship has landed in Tacoma and the container was removed from the ship.

And now we are here..... I will be updating this list step by step and keep everyone well informed.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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You're in good hands, Kunio is the man when it comes to this stuff!
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Awesome! its takes alot of trust to send thousands of dollars to someone you have never met
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for starting the thread. We want everyone to know exactly what it is like to buy a car from us. The Skyline will be on it's way up from Fukuoka in the next day or two so ODS will have plenty of pictures to share. Of course, it's going to look a bit different before it ships, but those are all details for him to share.
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Awesome! its takes alot of trust to send thousands of dollars to someone you have never met
This.

I deal with 6-7k dollar western unions to my Chinese Suppliers. Talk about nail biting dealings with new suppliers.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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Whats a general price of the car + fees once said and done?
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If can be reasonable with the aftermarket parts it should be less that 10k landed.
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Congrats! I have been waiting for a car import thread about GTR garage. I figured it would be top notch service as they are with getting parts also. This is good to hear! If I do end up going the import route on my next car, I was going to give them a shout. Post up pics when available!
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Of course!! I plan on updating this thread very regularly.
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I should be getting some HI-Res photos this weekend!!
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:35 AM   #13
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My Z33 is going up for sale this weekend and if I decide on R32 GTR (vice 70-73 Stingray) I will be using GTR Garage. I spent some time reading all the literature on their site and it was not only informative but also seemed very genuine. If I go the GTR route they will surely be getting my money.

It also helps seeing how active they are on zilvia and how they are constantly growing/evolving their ways to serve us.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:01 AM   #14
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Cant wait to see a bunch of these on the streets!
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How about you guys make 1 damn review thread in the review section. Stop making multiple threads about the same company...
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How about you guys make 1 damn review thread in the review section. Stop making multiple threads about the same company...
Its not a review thread, Its simply my experience buying a car and importing it, Im not "reviewing" the seller. Once this is all over with then I will be "reviewing" the seller, but that will be in the aforementioned "review" thread.
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AWESOME!
Looking forward to seeing these on the streets
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that is soooo sick

so from the day you ordered how long untill you actually receive and drive the car?
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In order to comply with the 25 year federal law I will have to wait until July...
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Why GTS-T, not GTR?
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-I may swap it.
-I wanted to get my feet wet with a cheaper car just incase I hit some crazy problem that prevents me from getting the car.
-Im going to buy a GTR aswell, when I find the right one.
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Glad you're happy with it. Too bad it's not a GTR

Usually people do a review after they receive the goods though. You don't leave feedback on ebay before the item arrives do you?
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Ok, people. I wanted a gtst if i wanted a gtr thats what I would have bought... and this thread has nothing to do with reviewing the seller, its mearly the process of getting a R32 legally into the country. Thanks for your understanding.
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Ok, people. I wanted a gtst if i wanted a gtr thats what I would have bought... and this thread has nothing to do with reviewing the seller, its mearly the process of getting a R32 legally into the country. Thanks for your understanding.
You have to remember half a zilvia failed reading comp in high school. As someone who will be importing in the coming years, I'm enjoying this thread and your updates.
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Good! I just want people to see this thread and know what to expect.
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Don't feel bad man I want a gtst too the only gtr I would ever get would be the hokosuka! Lol subscribed

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In order to comply with the 25 year federal law I will have to wait until July...

Wow seems like you jumped the gun a little with this thread. Nice car though!
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