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Help with japanese auction sheet

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Mechanical Arts, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. Mechanical Arts

    Hitman

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    The owner off a car im interested in sent me this auction sheet but Im not sure what part is the auction grading so I just want to make sure. I put a red square around the part that I think it is but does anyone know for sure?

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  2. merlin

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    Yes, that's the grade.

    3 out of 5.
     
  3. vanpeebles

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    eeeeeee AE86 :D
     
  4. Mechanical Arts

    Hitman

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    are you sure its 3 out of 5 ? not 3.5?

    because if its 3 out of 5 then that would not really make sense to what the owner is telling me in london. He says its in very good condition but it does have 1 rust spot on the body which I have a photo of. Its only done around 13,000 miles.
     
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  5. Mechanical Arts

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    double post
     
  6. merlin

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    There's a dent in the roof, a dent in the n/s front wing, dents in both doors, scratches on front and rear bumpers.

    But he may of course have had all this fixed.
     
  7. Mechanical Arts

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    thanks, i've never bought a jap import before and couldn't make much sense of the auction sheet. The owner never said anything about the dents so I better ask him about them before I take a long trip there.
     
  8. Simon

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    You can read Japanese ? :eek:
     
  9. Mechanical Arts

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    i think he got it from all the little markings on the car diagram
     
  10. vanpeebles

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    i think we should all get ae86s ill have a red and black two tone one :p
     
  11. Bill101

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    or it may have been run over by a road roller :D
    unless anyone understands Japanese, then it could be anything,even just a reminder that his book about AE86's is overdue
     
  12. merlin

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    lol, no. I got sample docs from when I was researching buyin the DC5.

    Remember the u is dent and a is a scratch and they number them too if on same panel, and a ua is dent and scratch etc.

    A lot of the important stuff is in english though - odo reading and you can figure the codes like pw or ew for elec windows and sr for sun roof etc.
     
  13. EddScott

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    Merlin is probably right TBH.

    I had one of these with my GTIR. I think its 3.5 grading as those bidding on the cars will know its out of 5.

    13K miles is a little hard to believe but you never know. As this is an AE86 its more the overall condition you want to worry about rather than miles. This was my belief anyway when buying the R.

    Sheet suggests DVD, CD/MD player and TRD LSD. Did the seller mention it had an aftermarket rear diff?

    When the buy won my car he asked for £2K up front. For that I received an auction sheet and 4 pics :eek: Not good staring at your new car thousands of miles away for 2 months!
     
  14. Mechanical Arts

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    this one is a red and black 2 two tone :p

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    13,500miles, certificate which verifies it as 19,000 Km

    Specs:

    Full Fujitsubo exhaust system (JASMA certified)
    14” RS Watanabe Wheels
    TRD LSD
    HKS Air filter
    Cusco Front strut brace
    TRD short Shifter and Gear Knob
    TRD suspension
    Uprated Brake pads (Unknown make)
    Toad Cat 1 Alarm and Pager
    Original Toyota Fog Lights
    Analog gauge cluster conversion
     
  15. vanpeebles

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    d r o o l
     
  16. merlin

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    Does anyone know or remember what the "x" means? (n/s door).

    It's either repaired or poor repair, or repair necessary or requires replacing.

    Maybe thats where the rust is?

    Awesome car btw - hope you like going sideways. :cool:
     
  17. Mechanical Arts

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    Well this is where the rust is but it does not match the side that the x's are on.

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  18. vanpeebles

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    if you dont mind me asking, how much?!
     
  19. EddScott

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    If its black in a yellow square it means novice :D

    http://www.autoadvan.co.uk/sl/index/Auction_Guides

    might help
     
  20. kaiowas

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    I've got one of those engines :p

    That rust doesn't look too good to me. If there's a visible hole that size then there could anything hidden down there and it's not the kind of place you want it to be rotting (mk1 mr2's suffer in the same place, wet leaves etc can accumulate behind the front wheel arch liner and rot the bottom of the 'A' pillar), I'd either be budgetting to get that properly sorted or looking at a different car.