NEW Vehicle Eligibility Criteria under SEVS 2018

The Australian Government is now considering the detailed thresholds against which vehicles will be assessed under the revised Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS 2018). Feedback on the proposed thresholds is welcomed by COB Monday 31 October 2016 to The following update summarises information provided by the MVSA Review Taskforce on 11 Oct 2016. This relates to the SEVS component…

1987 TOYOTA SPRINTER AE86 coupe front

AE86 Prices on the Rise

AE86 Sprinter prices are starting to move steadily upwards after remaining fairly stable between $10,000 to $20,000 landed for the last couple of years. A general price range for the better examples is now from about $15,000 to $25,000 landed. With weekly enquiries for them increasing and the exchange rate popping back up over 80 Yen…

1988 BMW M3 coupe red

1988 BMW M3 Coupe SOLD for $68,900

This LHD 1988 BMW M3 coupe sold at auction in Japan last Thursday for 4.32 million Yen. With low km and in clean grade 4 condition (no repair history), it would have been approx. $68,900 landed in Australia. View more pictures and auction sheet for this 1988 BMW M3 coupe here. It would have been eligible for import to Australia under the 1988…

Sunrise Cars

Edward Lees Imports Now Trading as Sunrise Cars

Coordinated police raids on Sydney car dealers in Feb 2016 resulted in one dealership, “Dream Car City”, having its trading immediately suspended. Edward Lees Imports operated by Phil Lee on Parramatta Road was also raided by police and accused of digitally altering odometers. More detail and video of police raids on Sydney dealerships for odometer tampering Edward…

Import Car valuation Customs paperwork

Import Car Valuation

If you have imported a car to Australia from Japan, UK, USA or another country that was bought some time before the import date and has depreciated since then (or was bought from a friend for a nominal value), then you won’t be able to use your original purchase invoice or paperwork for Customs valuation…

new car import cars on wharf

New Car Import to Australia — What you need to know

From 2018, proposed changes to the Vehicle Import Regulations will make it possible for new car import by anyone in Australia, not just the big car makers. Private individuals will be able to organise their own new car import to Australia every 2 years. This will apply to new cars and motorcycles from another country with comparable standards to Australia’s…