Understanding the Japanese Auction Sheet

5 years ago

So your looking to import a Skyline or another car from Japan & maybe deciding to either do everything yourself or just find a car through the auctions or dealer for someone else to import!

Japanese auction sites can be very confusing places, especially for those of us that don’t read Japanese or have zero ties to the country in terms of friends or colleagues who can assist you.

So coming to your rescue with just a ‘little bit of help’ is this basic GTROC guide to what some of the information on these auction sites means …

Grade S>6>5 – Brand new to perfect condition
Grade 4.5 – very good condition
Grade 4.0 – good condition
Grade 3.5 – fair condition
Grade 3 – average to poorer condition
Grade 2 – spares/repair
Grade 1 – modified vehicle
Grade 0 / 0.1 / 0.2 – Accident repaired (see vehicle report for replaced parts)
Grade R / R A – Accident repaired / with very clean repair – usually by the insurance companies **

** Please note some Grade R, A or O might be just cosmetically repaired so don’t rule these out **

If you see a  *  symbol next to milege indicates either meter change history or an aftermarket speedo fitted before or now so dont dismiss these either.

A1: small scratch
A2: scratch
A3: big scratch
B1: little dent
B2: dent
B3: bit dent
W1: small repair mark
W2: repaired mark (waved)
W3: not well repaired mark (waved)
C1: small rust/corrosion
C2: rust/corrosion
C3: big rust/corrosion
X: need to be replaced
XX: replaced
H: discoloration
Non Genuine (Not maker’s original)
F: Front
R: Rear
T: Temporary (Tyre)
W : double
AC: air condition
AAC: auto air condition
WAC: double air condition
FA: Floor Automatic transmission
CA: Column Automatic transmission
5F: 5 speed Floor manual transmission
5C: 5 speed Column manual transmission
SD: sedan
HT: hard top
PS: power steering
PW: power window
AW: aluminum wheel
ST: stereo
CD: CD player
MD: Mini Disc player
TV: television
ABS: Anti-lock Brake System
AFC: Air Flow Converter
CPU: Central Processing Unit
EVC: Engine Valve Controller (for boostup)
G bird : anti-corrosive paint
LSD: Limited Slip Differential
SRS: air bag
TRC (or TCS): Traction Control System
VICS: Traffic Information Navigator
Nox Regulation : Exhaust gas regulation applicable only in Japan

Its not much, but any help is better than no help – good luck!