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About Y-Plate Imports – Japanese Car Importer

Y-Plate Imports helps you import your next car direct from Japan, Europe and other countries around the world.

Established in 2016, we specialize in sourcing performance and rare vehicles for importing to the US. Our goal is to make the car import process as easy and enjoyable as possible. In order to achieve this we have an expert team of experienced and dedicated car enthusiasts who fully understand your needs and are committed to helping you every step of the way.

The reason for picking our name Y-Plate Imports comes from my experience in the Navy, while I was stationed in Japan. Service members had special license plates with a Y on them to represent who we were. Since my experience with the Navy and several sales to other members of the military after moving on from my Navy career, I decided to use this name for its uniqueness to represent how I learned about these cars and the business.

I’m looking forward to helping you find your dream import car.

Trenton Kropf, Founder

Trenton’s Story

I absolutely have the highest respect for the Japanese and the cars they have made over the years. During my stay in Japan I had the pleasure of owning and enjoying my Toyota Chaser, which was an impressive car to drive. From that point on I became deeply passionate about helping others learn about what Japan has to offer with its vehicle selection, so I started selling cars locally in Japan as well as exporting them.

Owning a company has always been my dream after service in the Navy, and becoming a car dealer was the best suit for me. I can’t say it enough, but I love what I do everyday. The satisfaction from all my customers when they get behind the wheel of a new import car is very enjoyable to me, and knowing I performed my job well.

Since my youth I had the great opportunity to be part of the car community as my Grandfather taught me just about everything I know now about cars, from building to racing. Without his support I don’t believe I would be where I’m at in my career now.

I love cars and I love helping people find the right car for them. If you have any questions or requests for a specific car, I’d love to hear from you.


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