Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) Right-Hand Drive Vehicles Imported
Phone - (214) 991-1155
@TexasJDMCars @rhdcarstexas @scwperformance
SCW Performance is a Licensed & Bonded Texas Auto Dealer.
We specialize in importing 25-Year Legal Classics from Japanese & Australian markets (Right hand drive) vehicles.
Import a vehicle straight from Japan! We offer vehicle-sourcing for US customers, as well as our own inventory of used quality vehicles that we have imported, ready to register and drive! All of our vehicles come with all necessary documentation to register these vehicles here in the United States. Prices listed below are picked up at our Texas facility. We can arrange vehicle transport services to any other state if needed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: How to buy and import used cars from Japan into USA
Is it possible to import right hand drive JDM cars to USA?
Yes it's possible. According to NHTSA Importation and Certification FAQ, a motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old can be lawfully imported into the U.S. without regard to whether it complies with all applicable FMVSS regulations.
Actually, this opens a huge opportunity to finally buy legendary JDM vehicles. List of popular JDM vehicles that can be lawfully imported to U.S: Nissan Skyline R32, Toyota Soarer Z20, Toyota Sera, Toyota MR2, Nissan Fairlady Z, Nissan 180SX, Nissan Silvia S13, Toyota Supra A70, Honda CR-X, Toyota Land Cruiser 70 and other japanese classic cars.
What documents are required to import a 25-year old vehicle into the USA?
To properly import 25-year old vehicle into the USA you will need the following documents:
1. Bill of Lading (issued by the shipping company)
2. Export Certificate (Car title)
3. English Translation of Export Certificate
4. Invoice (in English)
5. ISF filing forum (helps you to file ISF), EPA & Customs Entry Form.
Can I import 25-year old cars into California?
Unfortunately regulations in California are the strictest. In order to register car in California you will have to bring a car to compliance with some safety and environment requirements. As far as we know it is possible, but we do not have idea how much would it cost and what exactly must be made. If you are ready to go through all these modifications to be made you can order the car from us.
Do you offer financing for your JDM vehicles?
Yes we offer financing on our vehicles, however, it is not the easiest loan to qualify for since it is specialty. Credit score must be 650 or higher. Buyer must also not be a first-time buyer (Must have previous auto loan history on their credit). Additionally, our lenders typically require 10-15% downpayment for approval. A typical loan is 60 months, as low as 5.99% rate.
Is it legal to drive RHD car in USA?
Yes you can legally drive RHD vehicles in all 50 States.
If I buy a car that isn't yet 25 years old, where will the car be stored?
One of the advantages we can offer is free storage of your vehicle until it turns 25 years old and can be shipped out. Our facility parking lots can fit over 100 cars and we can take care of your car while it is waiting to be shipped. We have both free and premium storage facilities. First year of storage is always free.
Can I purchase a Nissan Skyline R33? Nissan Skyline R34?
No. Unfortunately, it is not possible at the moment. Nissan Skyline R33 will become legal for import to the US in 2020. We do not ship cars to USA that are likely to be seized and crashed. There are very few exceptions to this rule, the vehicle must be of special / technological significance, or super limited production models - This Does not mean a typical average R34 Skyline.