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How to Read a Japanese Auction Sheet • The Japanese Auction System operates on a vast scale More than 70 auctions and 140,000+ vehicles every week This Japanese Auction Guide sets out how it all works • Use our Online Auction Search to view upcoming and past auction vehicles. • FREE TRIAL our Auction Alerts Systemto receive daily email updates • See how auctions work to feel more comfortable about the process • Understand the grading system and abbreviations used on a Japanese auction sheet • Preparing to Bid at Auctionexplainshow to inspect and bid on vehicles • Contact us at any time if you need further help or advice
JapaneseAuction Basics • The basic information on Japanese auction sheets is simple to understand as numbers and codes are used. • Many options, performance modifications and brand names are written in English. • Often the comments in Japanese to the left of the vehicle diagram will reiterate the damage shown. • Our agents translate relevant points from the positive and negative sections of the Japanese auction sheet, into English. • They run the engine and check the transmission while the vehicle is stationary. • Additional pictures are taken of the vehicle including underbody, interior, exterior, and any modifications.
The Best Auctions • While Japan has more than 70 auctions each week and many agents claim coverage of them all, in reality most vehicles are sourced from a smaller number of major auctions and these are the main auctions attended weekly by reliable auction inspection agents. • Several small auctions are held onMondaybut most are online only such as AUCNET and NPS Tokyo Nyusatsu which don’t enable physical inspections as there is no centralised auction location. • Other auctions are so small that it is not viable to have an agent there to inspect vehicles. • For the best selection of vehicles, condition and prices our favourite 14 auctions are in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe: • Tuesday USS Yokohama, JU Saitama, CAA Tokyo, CAA Gifu • Wednesday JAA, CAA Chubu, BAYAUC, BCN Saitama • Thursday USS Tokyo, HanatenOsaka • Friday USS Nagoya, USS Osaka • Saturday HAA Kobe, JU Gifu
Auctions We Avoid • We specifically avoid all Sapporo auctions due to rust issues. • Sapporo is on the island of Hokkaido in the far north of Japan very near Russia, they have about 7 months of snow each year and salt the roads. That means nearly all vehicles there are affected by rust. • We also avoid auctions in Gunma on Thursday and Saturday, as like Sapporo this is a heavy snow area. • BCN Saitama auction on Wednesday has been renamed ‘MiRIVE’ and is located in Fukuya City, Saitama prefecture. It is only a small ‘outback’ style auction. • Arai Oyama auction on Thursday is not very good for the type of vehicles we source. In our experience they have loose auction gradings as it is a very “backwoods” primarily truck / 4WD vehicle auction. As the area is a very mountainous one, the vehicles generally tend to be quite rusty. It is also about a 3 hour drive from Tokyo, and very expensive for transport to the port. • Fukuoka in the south of Japan has several auctions each week but prices tend to be higher and additional transport is needed prior to shipping. It is difficult to find reliable agents in this area to inspect vehicles in person.
Japanese Auction Sheet Codes Explained • Every auction uses a grading sheet orJapanese auction sheet which lists the details of the vehicle plus information about the vehicle condition. • Each auction house is a little different in the reporting format butthe basic information remains the same. • Vehicles are given from 0 to 6 for the overall grade (6 is the best) with A to D used for interior grade (A is the best). • Some auctions will add an extra A to D grade for body condition, so you may see a 4 B B for example. • Interiors graded A should be virtually as new. B is also considered extremely clean, and C is often used for average condition. For some auctions a C is still very good, while at others it will mean the interior is dirty, has cigarette burns, or obvious wear and tear. C for a vehicle older than 10 years is generally expected, but would be cause for concern on a 2-year old vehicle. D usually means very untidy, dirty, smoke-affected, or stripped out for racing.
Reading a Japanese Auction Sheet - 1 • This vehicle was a 2007 Nissan Skyline V36 370GT coupe, base model. Graded 3.5 due to a rear repair. Note XX in the notes section, but not shown on the vehicle diagram in this case. Body and interior were graded C and B.
Reading a Japanese Auction Sheet -2 Here is another example for a 2006 V35 Skyline Premium coupe in a slightly different handwritten format for USS auctions. The same information is there.