JDM Unicorns

Of all the cars made for the Japanese market - this selection is just extra special..

Importing a Honda NSX (NA1, NA2)
Honda NSX

Gordon Murray, the designer of the McLaren F1 supercar, stated that he used the NSX as the inspiration for the F1 after test driving many high performance cars and finding the NSX chassis performed the best. Murray stated that the design was "monumental" to sportscar design.

Chassis Codes:
NA1, NA2


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Importing a Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32, BCNR33, BNR34)
Nissan Skyline GT-R

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range. ... The Skyline GT-R became the flagship of Nissan performance, showcasing many advanced technologies including the ATTESA E-TS All-wheel drive system and the Super-HICAS four-wheel steering.

Chassis Codes:
BNR32, BCNR33, BNR34


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Importing a Mazda RX-7 (FC3S, FD3S)
Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, rotary engine-powered sports car that was manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978 to 2002 across three generations, all of which made use of a compact, lightweight Wankel rotary engine.

Chassis Codes:
FC3S, FD3S


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Importing a Toyota Supra (MA70, GA70, GA70H, JZA70, JZA80)
Toyota Supra

Unlike anything Toyota had produced before, the JZA80's proportions and flowing design owed more to the 2000GT of the Sixties than its predecessor. With a long, low bonnet line and high-rise optional rear spoiler it was aerodynamically efficient..

Chassis Codes:
MA70, GA70, GA70H, JZA70, JZA80


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Importing a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (CD9A, CE9A, CN9A, CP9A, CT9A, CZ4A)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

To make it ultra-competitive, Mitsubishi took the lightweight Lancer, reduced its weight even further, increased body and suspension rigidity and powered it with a 4G63-type intercooler turbo engine delivering power through a 4WD system. The initial production sold out in 2 days.

Chassis Codes:
CD9A, CE9A, CN9A, CP9A, CT9A, CZ4A


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Importing a Subaru Impreza WRX STI (GC8, GDB, GRB)
Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Without a doubt the first-generation Subaru Impreza WRX is one of the most iconic cars to come out of Japan. It would reimagine the somewhat quirky manufacturer to an internationally recognised brand that created some of the most exciting cars ever created.

Chassis Codes:
GC8, GDB, GRB


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Importing a Honda Civic Type R (EK9, EP3, FD2)
Honda Civic Type R

After the success of the NSX Type R (NSX-R or 92R) and the DC2 Type R Honda went to work on creating a Civic Type R. The EK was the first to get the Type R treatment, with a 1.6-litre four cylinder engine producing 185ps, this time at an all-time high of 8,200rpm.

Chassis Codes:
EK9, EP3, FD2


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Importing a Toyota Levin/Sprinter Trueno (AE86)
Toyota Levin/Sprinter Trueno

To the untrained eye, Toyota AE86s - or Hachiroku (eight-six) - are ostensibly generic 1980s Japanese cars. While this may have been broadly true when it was released almost three decades ago, it's since metamorphosed into something altogether more interesting..

Chassis Codes:
AE86


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Importing a Nissan Silvia/180SX (RPS13, KRPS13, S13, PS13, S14, S15)
Nissan Silvia/180SX

The Nissan 180SX was produced by Nissan Motors between 1988 and 1998. It is based on the S13 chassis from the Nissan S platform with the variants receiving an R designation (ex. PS13 and RPS13), and was sold exclusively in Japan.

Chassis Codes:
RPS13, KRPS13, S13, PS13, S14, S15


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Importing a Honda Integra Type R (DC2, DC5)
Honda Integra Type R

Light, revvy, and packing a limited-slip diff between the front wheels to get all the VTEC power to the road, the first Integra Type R was a revelation years before Honda had even thought of the Civic Type R. Arguably the greatest front wheel drive car of all time!

Chassis Codes:
DC2, DC5


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Importing a Toyota MR2 (AW11, SW20)
Toyota MR2

The Toyota MR2 was a landmark car that's as popular today as it was when it launched back in 1983. Toyota wasn't the first manufacturer to explore the concept of a mass-produced sports car with a mid-engined layout - but none of them made much of a splash in terms of sales!

Chassis Codes:
AW11, SW20


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Importing a Nissan Pulsar GTi-R (RNN14)
Nissan Pulsar GTi-R

The GTI-R version of the long-selling Pulsar made its first appearance in the Japanese market in 1990. Available exclusively as a hatchback, and outfitted with a big hood scoop and an attention-grabbing spoiler at the rear that extended the roofline by several inches..

Chassis Codes:
RNN14


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Importing a Toyota Starlet (EP82, EP91)
Toyota Starlet

The Starlet GT Turbo is a high performance model of the fourth generation Starlet. The EP82 GT Turbo was powered by a turbocharged version of a Toyota's E Engine, the 4E-FTE with a CT9 turbocharger. The Glanza V EP91 4E-FTE generated 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6400 rpm with a 0-100 km/h time of 8.2 seconds.

Chassis Codes:
EP82, EP91


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Importing a Mitsubishi GTO (Z15A, Z16A)
Mitsubishi GTO

Launched in 1990, the Mitsubishi GTO was designed to be the company's flagship model. It replaced the Starion, and came loaded with more technology than you can shake a stick at and is still one of the greatest cars to come out of the land of the rising sun..

Chassis Codes:
Z15A, Z16A


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Importing a Nissan FairladyZ (Z32, CZ32, GCZ32, GZ32, HZ32, Z32, Z33, Z34, RZ34)
Nissan FairladyZ

Since the launch of the first-generation S30 (1969), the Fairlady Z became an exceptional hit as a sports car with a production total in excess of 1 million units.

Chassis Codes:
Z32, CZ32, GCZ32, GZ32, HZ32, Z32, Z33, Z34, RZ34


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Importing a Honda S2000 (AP1, AP2)
Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 is an open top sports car that was manufactured by Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda, from 1999 to 2009. The S2000 is named for its engine displacement of two liters, carrying on in the tradition of the S500, S600, and S800 roadsters of the 1960s.

Chassis Codes:
AP1, AP2


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Importing a Toyota Chaser (JZX90, JZX100)
Toyota Chaser

The Toyota Chaser has been known as one of the 'triplet sedans' of Toyota, because it shares the same chassis with the Toyota Mark II and the Cresta, and afforded Toyota the opportunity to sell one platform at several different dealership sales channels.

Chassis Codes:
JZX90, JZX100


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Importing a Honda Civic SiR (EF9, EG6, EG9)
Honda Civic SiR

Before the Type R era began Honda produced a number of sports focussed hatchbacks in the form of the EF9, EG6 and EG9. All powered by the legendary B16A engine the EF and EG SiR models are now firmly cemented in JDM legend..

Chassis Codes:
EF9, EG6, EG9


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Importing a Mazda 323 GT-R (BG8Z)
Mazda 323 GT-R

The "BDP" version of Mazda's B-series engine was used as a starting point, with stronger pistons and con-rods, bigger injectors and a front-mount intercooler added. These changes enabled the fitting of a bigger turbocharger, giving outputs of 208bhp and 184lb ft of torque. That's sent to all four wheels via a manual gearbox.

Chassis Codes:
BG8Z


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Importing a Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST185, ST185H, ST205)
Toyota Celica GT-Four

The Toyota Celica GT-Four is a high performance model of the Celica Liftback that was produced from 1986 to 1999, with a turbocharged 3S-GTE engine, and full-time AWD. It was created to compete in the World Rally Championship, whose regulations dictate that a manufacturer must build road-going versions of the vehicle in sufficient numbers. These vehicles are referred to as "homologation special vehicles".

Chassis Codes:
ST185, ST185H, ST205


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Importing a Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA6CE, NA8C)
Mazda Eunos Roadster

Mazda revived the lightweight sports car that was popular in the 1960's in Europe and called it the first-generation Roadster. The car was launched in 1989 in its home country bearing Mazda's new sales channel name, Eunos. Priced at 1,700,000 yen, pre-sale order taking events at venues across Japan attracted enthusiastic buyers.

Chassis Codes:
NA6CE, NA8C


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Importing a Toyota Mark II (JZX90, JZX100)
Toyota Mark II

The Toyota Mark II has been known as one of the 'triplet sedans' of Toyota, because it shares the same chassis with the Toyota Chaser and the Cresta, and afforded Toyota the opportunity to sell one platform at several different dealership sales channels.

Chassis Codes:
JZX90, JZX100


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Importing a Honda CRX SiR (EF8)
Honda CRX SiR

The Honda CRX originally launched as the Honda Ballade Sports CRX in Japan, is a front-wheel-drive sport compact car manufactured by Honda from 1983 until 1991. The first generation CRX was marketed in some regions outside Japan as the Honda Civic CRX. Although there are many supposed definitions for the acronym CRX, the most widely accepted is "Civic Renaissance Experimental".

Chassis Codes:
EF8


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Importing a Subaru Forester STI (SG9)
Subaru Forester STI

When you've got a school run at 8:30 and a trackday booked for 9:00. The SG9 is "the" car for you. Four-wheel drive? Check. Sensible size? Check. Practical? Check. Impreza running gear? Check. EJ20? Check. What's not to love?

Chassis Codes:
SG9


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Importing a Mazda AZ-1 Autozam (PG6SA)
Mazda AZ-1 Autozam

It is a mid engine, rear wheel drive, sports car with gullwing doors. Production started in September of 1992, it came into two very distinct colors, Siberia Blue and and Classic Red. The interior was very cramped, which only contributed to the poor sales of the car..

Chassis Codes:
PG6SA


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Importing a Honda Beat (PP1)
Honda Beat

The Honda Beat is also known for being the last car to be approved by Honda's founder Soichiro Honda before his death in 1991. The car was produced and sold only in Japan between 1991 and 1996, with just under 34,000 being produced in total.

Chassis Codes:
PP1


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Importing a Subaru Legacy (BE5)
Subaru Legacy

Subaru launched the third generation Legacy in June 1998. Production lasted through 2002, with a limited production Blitzen model sold mid-cycle under the 2003 model year in Japan. In 1999 it won the Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference Car of the Year award in Japan. The Legacy is the only vehicle in this class that provides AWD as standard equipment.

Chassis Codes:
BE5


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Importing a Nissan Stagea (WGC34, WGNC34)
Nissan Stagea

The Nissan Stagea is a station wagon produced by Nissan from 1996 to 2007. It was originally produced by Nissan in 1996 as direct competition for the Subaru Legacy Touring wagon in Japan, and was exclusive to Nissan Prince Store Japanese dealerships. The Stagea shares many mechanical parts with the Nissan Skyline and Nissan Laurel.

Chassis Codes:
WGC34, WGNC34


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Importing a Honda S660 (JW5)
Honda S660

The S660 is a lightweight mid-engined roadster with a targa roof. Its dimensions, due to kei car size restrictions, are nearly identical to the 1990s Beat. It is sold with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed CVT with sports paddle shifters, both options being offered on the two trims available (Alpha and Beta). The S660 has a front/rear weight balance of 45/55.

Chassis Codes:
JW5


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Importing a Subaru Legacy Wagon (BH5, BP5)
Subaru Legacy Wagon

By 2002 Subaru was already a known name among car enthusiasts, and the Impreza was a top contender in the World Rally Championship. For those who needed a good, reliable, spacious vehicle, the Japanese carmaker made the Legacy, and especially the Legacy Wagon. A car designed for families that offered all-wheel-drive safety and the comfort provided by independent suspension in all corners.

Chassis Codes:
BH5, BP5


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Importing a Honda Accord Euro-R (CL1, CL7)
Honda Accord Euro-R

The Accord Euro-R CL1 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.2-litre four-cylinder DOHC H22A7 "Red Top" VTEC motor which produces 217 bhp. The successor to the CL1 Accord Euro-R is the CL7 Accord Euro-R, produced from December 2002 to 2008 and built in Sayama.

Chassis Codes:
CL1, CL7


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Importing a Toyota Aristo S300 (JZS160, JZS161)
Toyota Aristo S300

With a curb weight of over 1600kg, the Aristo S300 has was offered with 2 engine options. The NA 2JZ-GE and the legendary 2JZ-GTE. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 5 speed Automatic gearbox.

Chassis Codes:
JZS160, JZS161


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Importing a Toyota Soarer (JZZ30, JZZ31, UZZ30, UZZ31, UZZ32)
Toyota Soarer

The Toyota Soarer is a luxury GT coupe produced from 1981 to 2005 by Toyota and sold in Japan. It was available at both Japanese Toyota dealerships called Toyota Store and Toyopet Store, and it debuted with the Z10 series, replacing the Toyopet exclusives at that time.

Chassis Codes:
JZZ30, JZZ31, UZZ30, UZZ31, UZZ32


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Importing a Suzuki Alto Works / Alto RS (CL11V, CM11V, CN21S, CP21S, CR22S, CS22S, HA11S, HA12S, HA21S, HA22S, HB11S, HB21S, HA36S)
Suzuki Alto Works / Alto RS

Cheap, fun to drive and a whole host of aftermarket support the Alto Works / Alto RS is one of our favourite Kei cars to date.

Chassis Codes:
CL11V, CM11V, CN21S, CP21S, CR22S, CS22S, HA11S, HA12S, HA21S, HA22S, HB11S, HB21S, HA36S


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Importing a Daihatsu Copen (L880K, LA400K)
Daihatsu Copen

The Copen was originally designed with a 660 cc turbocharged engine in order to meet Japanese kei car regulations. Styling was inspired by the older Nissan Figaro and actual Audi TT Roadster, which has key elements found in the Copen.

Chassis Codes:
L880K, LA400K


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Importing a Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R, EA21R)
Suzuki Cappuccino

The vehicle was designed to meet Kei car specifications for lower tax and insurance in Japan. Weighing 725 kg (1,598 lb), the Cappuccino is powered by a turbocharged, three-cylinder, 657 cc DOHC engine (just under the 660 cc maximum displacement allowed for a Kei car).

Chassis Codes:
EA11R, EA21R


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