Auction Sheet Translations

Auction Sheet Translations

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Auction Sheet Translations

We translate all auction sheets upon request. The auction sheet shown is from USS auctions. Occasionally auctions use slightly changed formats so please take this as an example. Every auction sheet is different as are the cars. If you have any confusion contact us in the first instance.

Glossary Of Terms

Japanese Car Auction Sheet
Japanese Car Auction Sheet


S / 6 – The car is less than 12 months old from the first registration date. As good as new. The exterior and interior are in immaculate condition.
5 – A very difficult grade to obtain, the unit will be in near perfect condition with very minor imperfections.
4.5 – A very high grade that you can be confident in. The car may have some very slight imperfections in the bodywork. Mileage will be higher than a grade 5.
4– The exterior may have some small scratches and dents. The car is in above average condition and often has maintenance records. We will only need minor maintenance/repairs if any at all.
3.5 – This is the most common auction grade and the range of conditions is very wide. We recommend getting a third party, professional pre-bid inspection on all vehicles, but especially grades 3.5 and lower to confirm a vehicle’s condition. It will need standard maintenance and may need minor repairs.
RA – A car that has had MINOR accident damage and has been repaired well. Aside from the minor damage and repair, the condition can be as good as grade 4.5. Definitely worth an inspection!
3 – The exterior has many noticeable large scratches/scrapes, paint blemishes, and/or large dents. They will require bodywork and/or painting. The interior will likely have some combination of tears, cigarette burn marks, and/or stains. These vehicles will require repairs inside and out to varying degrees.
R – The car has accident history and the damage may or may have not been repaired. Like grade 3.5, the range of conditions is very wide. We recommend getting an inspection. The inspectors will be able to tell us where and how severe the damage is. This is a grade often associated with drift and rally cars.
2 – The car is in very poor condition and often denotes the presence of corrosion holes. Move on and find a better car.

*** / 0 /無効/ Blank Grade – Either of these marks indicate one or more of the following: 1. The vehicle has not been inspected by the auction house 2. The vehicle has been in a major accident 3. The vehicle is not running 4. No claim. We can still often get inspections on these grades.

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Interior / Exterior Detail
These grades are often written below the auction grade on the sheets. The grades given are A through E and 1 through 5 with A and 1 being the best condition. They resemble the grading above

Auction Sheet Abbreviations
AC – Air conditioner
FA/AT – Automatic transmission
F5 – Manual (5-speed) transmission
PS – Power steering
SR – Sunroof
AW – Navigator
AAC – Climate control air conditioner
CA – Column automatic transmission
F6 – Manual (6-speed) transmission
PW – Power windows
TV – Television
KAWA – Leather seats
AIRBAGU – Airbag

E3 – Some dents which are barely visible.
U1 – A dent which is the size of a thumb.
U2 – A dent which is the size of a palm.
U3 – A dent that is more than size U2.
Y1 – A tear which is the size of a thumb.
Y2 – A tear which is the size of a palm.
Y3 – A tear which is more than size Y2.
W1 – A panel which has been repaired slightly, and is in good condition.
W2 – A panel which has been repaired slightly, and has a slight wave.
W3 – A panel which has been repaired slightly, and has a conspicuous wave.
S1 – Rust which is the size of a fist.
S2 – Rust which is more than size S1.
C1 – Major rust corrosion which is the size of a fist.
C2 – Major rust corrosion which is more than size C1.
X – A panel that needs to be replaced.
XX – A panel that has been replaced.

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Car auction grades
Car auction grades


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