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The auctions on our website are a combination and translation of a number of japanese auction house auctions. Their gradings are not exactly the same, but the summary below is fairly accurate.

Good Grade vehicles:

Grade Means Comments Remarks
5, 6 or above As new condition Usually current year model, very low k/s and no blemishes or marks, showroom condition
Pay the money but get a near new car
4.5 Excellent condition Showroom condition slightly higher k/s
4 Good condition for age & k/s Good condition for age & k/s may require some minor paint touch ups. Best target !!! Value for money
3.5 Average condition to below average for age & k/s Will require some reconditioning &/or paint touch up work, usually cheap for age & k/s Ok if you don't mind scratches etc

Note 1:

After the number sometimes you will see two letters, the first letter relates to the exterior condition and the second letter relates to interior condition. Any repair required is not due to a road accident, but general wear and tear:

A - No need for repair. (Excellent nice condition)

B - May require cosmetic repair or cleaning. (Reasonably nice condition)

C - Needs repair. (Some work required)

D - Obvious it requires repair. (Needs attention, poor condition)

Lower Grade Vehicles:


Means Comments Remarks
3 Some small previous accident repair or poor condition Small repair or poor condition but often if small repair can still be in tidy condition for age & k/s and often cheap Sometimes ok sometimes needs a lot of work
2 Very bad condition Would not recommend a grade 2 Are you that keen?
1 Modified car or some other situation Will only consider if client requests a modified car. Suitable for drift racing
0.1, R1, RA1 Modified & repaired Will only consider if client requests a modified car. Suitable for drift racing
0, R, RA Accident repaired vehicle or Small or very good repair hard to see Sometimes ok
Larger accident repaired vehicle or bad flood damaged. We don’t consider these unless requested
or no grade
Damaged unrepaired or suitable for parts only


Other Letters:

Grade Means
S (better than grade 7) Perfect new car condition
T Special purpose vehicle

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Unomori Minamiku
Kanagawa 252-0301

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