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Hi guys. As some of you guys may have read in the past about my 6 being nicked from japan, i am currently talking to the insurance company who owns the title to the car, i was wondering what the price of a second hand E6 GSR would be in Japan, i was thinking of making them a offer on the car, also how much i a brand new one in japan?
Thanx for any help

Prit
 
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Prit,

the insurance company will have had everything sorted on their side already and will have written it off in their books too so everything that they get from you now is a bonus. I heard from a friend that the police pay about 3-4k for the titles for cars that are in their compounds and are being auctioned. Try it and see what they say.
 
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Evo Singh,

Heard from a Japanese colleague that used E6 GSR cost around USD25-30k in Japan, depending on conditions, year manufactured and any upgradings done. Try the link below that lists some Japanese Car Exporter and hopefully there's one being advertised, so that you can get the idea of the price.

http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/Japan/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Automotive/Importers_and_Exporters/
 
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Yeah, why dont you get a modded 450 bhp Evo from the land of the rising sun? I would if I could use RHD.
 
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Claudius,

RHD ain't that bad once you got used to it, in some cases I even think it might be superior to LHD if you're right-handed. It means that when I shift gears I hold the steering wheel with the right hand, which gives me slightly better control of the car, on the other hand (hehehe) my gearshifts are quicker with a LHD car. It's a bit of a trade-off. Insurancewise it doesn't make a difference in Germany, which really surprised me, but I guess that's because on average there's just as many left turns as there are right turns. One case where it's a bítch to use it in traffic on the continent is when you're overtaking.
 
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http:www.providecars.com/carspecservlet.html

has all the prices at major Japanese auctions

http:www.oanda.com/convert/fxhistory.html

for the exchange rates.

I agree with Micheal K - bid low.
 
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Prit,
I have heard of one person buying the title back for a stolen Jap motor from the insurance company. It was an NSX and he paid about £4500 for it. Remember you are only buying the title which means you will become the legal owner, it is not the same as buying and importing a second hand car. If the Japanese Insurance company wants the car back then they will have to pay for someone to import it back to them and all associated costs so factor that out of your estimate, along with depreciation and you will probably get down to about £4k-£5k (E6's new were roughly £12k-£15k over there).
There is a specialist company out there who can deal with Japan, buy the title back on your behalf and sort out all the legal side for you. They will charge £1k for the service (plus you have buy the title) but it is a small price to pay compared with losing £20k|PLS| Have a look at http://www.icssimply.com
I know you have read through this topic before but it might be worth another look.
 
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MichaelK

I think it's a funny thought to wave at Porsche drivers when passing them and you sit virtually next to them! :D

What do you mean you shift faster with the other hand? The limiting factor is the gearbox, not you, isnt it? As far as I am concerned, I cannot shift as fast as I could, the gearbox cant handle it. I have been looking into gearboxes, but they cost a fortune and need a lot of service.
 
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