What is a Re-Imort? This is a Jaguar RHD manufactured on the same production line as all other Jaguars for the UK market but with minor changes to suit the local market. Built to the same standards and specification but usually with more factory fitted options but critically a UK built and supplied car thats just had an easier life overseas, (we only have to replace a very small number of items to make indistinguishable to a UK examples detailed further below)
Unlike similar classic cars these examples has lived in Japan where they don’t use salt on most roads, the climate is warm and dry, but not intense heat such as other hot countries. This creates the perfect environment for a car to live and as a result cars do not deteriorate or age there like normal vehicles would elsewhere. So these cars still retain that 'new look sheen to the coach-works, glass, chrome and no fade to the leather seats or carpets.
These cars are often highly optioned so most will have almost all boxes ticked from the manufacturer!
Vehicles are also are subject to the “Japanese Shaken” a strict government test to ensure cars on Japanese roads are kept to an extremely high standard, as cars get older this gets stricter, and as a result most cars are not kept longer than 6 or 7 years, so classic cars of this age still in Japan are rare indeed. You will be amazed by the condition of the underside chassis and components, liken it to something made only 2-3 years ago with photos to prove!
Road tax and Insurance is all as per UK cars, no loading or special conditions apply.
Japan is a very congested place, road tolls are high, and as a result many use Japans far advanced public transport systems on a daily basis, hence cars get far less use which results in very low mileage and most often live in garages so not exposed to the rain or sun when not being used.
Finally, Jaguar cars like this that were imported into Japan were vastly expensive when new, and deemed special from day one, Japanese owners have a culture of keeping special cars such as this a long time, so many have been in very long term and enthusiastic ownership and really pampered which is demonstrated in overall condtion
Finally the car will go through our detailed process of mechanical and electrical inspection where anything found needing is replaced or repaired, body and interior thoroughly detailed and finished of with a machine polish and a full professional valet.
In summary if you want a Jaguar that has the look, feel and drive of something thats only say 3-5 years old then this has to be a must!