'Auction Guidelines'


1 = Indicator of the total number of cars at auctions in the current

2 = Search for vehicles with left-hand steering

3 = Select bid number

4 = Select maker

5 = Select model

6 = Select registration year

7 = Select transmission type (manual or automatic transmission)

8 = Select mileage (thousands of kilometers)

9 = Shift type (2WD or 4WD)

8 = Select mileage (thousands of kilometers)

9 = Shift type (2WD or 4WD)

10 = Select volume of engine

11 = Select of frame type (example, NZE121)

12 = Starting price of the vehicle (you can specify the start and end range)

13 = The key word in any of the parameters of the vehicle (for example, LUXEL)

14 = Choose color of the car (when you hover the mouse over the item with the desired color shows the name of the color)

15 = Selecting score of the vehicle (from the damaged to the new)

16 = The choice of additional equipment for the car (air conditioning, aluminum wheels, leather interior, sunroof, electro, power steering, TV)

17 = Advanced search trucks (dump trucks, mixers, trucks, etc.)

18 = Advanced search special equipment (refrigerators, cranes, buses, etc.)

19 = Extended choice of the auction for search

20 = Start search button

21 = Clear form button


Click the SEARCH AUCTIONS button on our D.I.Y INFO page. This will take you to the search engine, then click Japanese Auctions.

At the top right you will see the LOG IN tab, click to log in for full access.

If you are not already registered, you will need to spend a minute or two registering your details. Once logged in, you can access and bid on vehicles at upcoming Japanese auctions, get translations and check past sale prices.

Click on Japanese Auctions and you will enter the search area.

Click on the fields for the make and model of the vehicle you want to find and enter Search, (you can refine your search using the various fields on the search bar).

Once you have completed your search you will see the vehicles coming up for auction that match your criteria.


1. Use Advanced Search and tick the next few days to eliminate current auctions that are likely to be too soon to bid on.

2. Use the auction grade as your condition guide. Car maps can be a bit daunting at first but a general rule of thumb is that any damage 2 and below will be almost undetectable.

3. Some vehicles are listed under the sub model name so some background information might be required to find the right vehicle, for example a Subaru Outback is listed as a Subaru Legacy.

4. Be realistic about your bid. Research the sales prices in "Statistics Sales" before bidding and know what the likely selling price will be. The start price has no relevance to the reserve price, it is simply where the electronic auction begins from.

5. Research the sales data so you know what the vehicle is likely to sell for. When researching only look at vehicles that have actually sold, auctions are electronic so passed in prices do not reflect the actual last bid.

6. Put your email address to save and check auction results.

7. If you want to bid any vehicle you need to inform us within 9~10am BD time for the next day bidding in Japan.


1= Trading time of the lot, the name of the auction, lot number

2= Image of the car and auction sheet (images can be enlarged when clicked, as well as possibly moving the image by pressing and holding the mouse button)

3= Basic information on the vehicle (color, mileage, rating, year of registration, equipment, engine volume, etc.)

4= Additional information on the car

5= Form of setting bids (includes a field for entering amounts in thousands of yen, and field – note for manager)

6= Block to determine the average purchase price of the car (the calculation of the average price of the more precise, if we know the year of manufacture, model name, body type, modification and score)