What do the auction sheets used
at the car auctions in Japan look like and what information do they
The notes around
the vehicle outline above refer to the paintwork and any dents,
scratches or other bodywork damage or repair
images on this webpage may take a short while to download
This is because it has been necessary to raise the image quality
so you can read the detailed entries on the auction reports and
consequently the image file sizes are relatively large.
The auction sheets are prepared by the assessor (the auction's inspector)
and whilst the form used by the various auctions may be different,
but the contents are generally very similar. An auction sheet is
prepared for each car sold by the auction house and notes the key
facts, condition and grading of the vehicle. The VIN is in the bottom
right hand corner of the sheet - 1530 in this example.
The auction sheet is available inside each car at the auction together
with the keys, so the car can be started up and tests made of the
electrics, clutch and other functions.