When I lived in Japan the tax on cars was high, and the older the car got the greater the tax. I forget the word they used for it, it wasn't tax...?
Anyways, what is the tax like on older cars? Is it high?
In the last ten to fifteen years, things became more simple. As far as the vehicle taxes etc. are concerned, it is straighforward, irregardless of the year models. As for the 1969 Dino GT/L that I purchased and brought in from New York is concerned,...for S/H I paid about $2,000; then there's Bill of Laden, handling by import middleman, etc. came to about $500; then, there's a flat 5% sales tax on the sale amount. All that for importing the car. Then, it is handled as any other normal domestic car which requires the "Shaken", meaning registration. The total intial costs for odds and ends came to about $1,500. Beyond these initial hurdles, the rest is the annual vehicle taxes based on the engine capacity. Dino comes to about $500, and the other 365GT4 BB (12 cylinders) comes to about $800. I think the term that you referred to is "Shaken", biannual registration. Hope this helps a little. w/smiles Jimmy P.S. I still seem to have problems with my Ferrari account because when I tried to add attachements, a pop up came up saying that the address is already taken by someone else ??? Can't figure it out.