Yeah, what I'm saying with Batfa or any other Japanese exporter, is that you are locating a car, buying it and paying to ship it to the states. However, it MUST be picked up by a registered importer (Motorex in this case) and legalized before you can pick up the vehicle and drive it away.
The car MUST be legalized/converted to get it registered and on the streets!!!!
Sometimes this is a better way to go. For example, Motorex charges $34,000 for a '95 R33 GTS-t.
On Batfa, there is a nice '95 R33 GTS-t w/Manual trans (stock #4006) for $9,300, then if you look the shipping cost to the US is $900 for a total of $10,200 to get the car to the US. Now, it MUST be converted, so looking at the conversion only cost Motorex charges for that model, it's $17,000 more to get the car legalized and for you to be able to get the keys and take to the streets. So the total cost of getting the car and shipping it through Batfa + paying Motorex to convert it is $27,200! That's a large difference in your favor!
It will not always be cheaper to do it this way though, if you look at the R33 GTR Batfa's listed (Stock #3217) for $24,800 plus the $900 shipping and $25,000 conversion cost, it's a total of $50,700 when Motorex charges $50,000 for one they sourced and shipped over.
Look at Motorex's selling price of a car they purchased, imported and converted.
Then look for a Skyline you like and add the costs for you to purchase it, ship it to the US and have Motorex convert it.
That way you'll know which option is better for you.
Last edited by GTES-t; Jan 18th, 2004 at 03:30 PM.