About Us


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JDM-CAR-PARTS.COM was founded in the late 2000s, and we have been supplying parts to thousands of vintage Japanese car lovers all around the world to restore their cars back to their original condition.

We offer parts for Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX, 300ZX 510, 620, Nissan Skyline series, Toyota Sports 800, Toyota 2000GT, Celica, Corolla, Subaru 360 Series, Honda S Series, Mazda Cosmo Sport, and many more vintage JDM (Japanese Domestic Model)  cars.

We take great pride in catering to each customer's needs. We share basic maintenance tips as well as detailed information on how to build a show-car with customers.

We also locate cars and parts for customers in the US and Japan. We have been in the import/export business for over 30 years.

Our warehouse is in Torrance, CA as we ship parts to all over the world!

Our technicians are ASE certified.

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About our restoration specialist / chief engineer

Our restoration specialist and product engineer, Jay Ataka, is well known in the Japanese classic car industry in the US for his immaculate-built cars. His award-winning show cars and unobtainable car parts that he engineers for classic Japanese cars are always well known for the highest quality. 

Jay came from Japan in April,1990 for his college degree. After obtaining B.A Degrees from 2 Universities in Iowa, he moved to Los Angeles for his job. Since his passion for cars were occupied his college life, he got into the automotive industry. His first job was a car buyer / recondition manager for an exporting company, which restored and shipped many cars to Japan. He soon started his own company, but it was not enough to fulfill his professionalism. He went back to college to study automotive mechanics. He started on-site car inspection for private parties before they buy a car. His business grew and inspected cars and trucks for dealers and auctions. Car inspection included assessment of paint, body, and structure, computer diagnosis, noise diagnosis, and test drive for certification, arbitration, and pre & post purchase inspection. Inspecting 400 cars every week, over 12000 cars annually to him to the next level. His passion continued and started car restoration and manufacturing parts to restore parts for his restoration, which became his current business, JDM-CAR-PARTS.COM.


A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Auto Technician (Certified for over 20 Years)

N.A.A.A. (National Auto Auction Association) Certified Paint / Body / Frame Examiner since 2002

Former Chief car inspector at Auto Inspector, professional on-site car inspection service / seminar / expert witness / accident analysis 

Former official Arbitrator / Examiner / Certifier for Auto Nation Southern California Region; performed car inspection for paint, body, frame, mechanical inspection, computer diagnosis, and test drove over 400 cars  for certification and arbitration weekly, over 12000 cars annually. 


Awards and contributions 

2023 Collective LAS Best of Show

2023 Best of Show at Petersen Museum Japanese Cruise In

2022 Best of Show at Subiefest California 2022

2022  1st Place in Datsun 240Z JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show)

2019 Best Restoration and Display JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show)

2019 3rd Place in Datsun 240Z at JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show)

2019 Petersen Museum Japanese Drive 1st Place People's Choice Award 

2018 Special Recognition for Outstanding Workmanship '73 240Z (JCCS)

2017 Best of Show in Subaru 360 at JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show) 

2017 Best Rare Car in Subaru 360 at JCCS  (Japanese Classic Car Show) 

2017 Best in Class at Concourse D’elegance Huntington Beach

2017 Best Interior at Concourse D'elegance Huntington Beach

2014  National Z Convention Judged Show

         "Most awarded winner in 35 years of Z Con history winning 5 awards:

         Gold Cup, Best Exterior, Best Engine Bay, Best in Class, Best of Show

2014 Special exhibition of Phantom Z Sport Wagon at Z Con 2014 with 

         Yoshihiko Matsuo,  240Z Designer.

2014 Best Restoration and Display at JCCS ( Japanese Classic Car Show)

2011 2nd Place in Japanese Classic at Palos Verdes Concourse D'Elegance

2011 1st Place in Japanese Classic Car at Muckenthaler Concourse D'elegance 

2009 Best of Show at Z Car West Coast National

2009 Best of Show at Z Car West Coast National

2008 1st Place in 240Z at Empire Z Show

2008 2nd Place in Best Original at JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show)l

2007 1st Place in Stock 240Z at Z Car West Coast National

2007 1st Place in Stock 240Z at JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show)

2006 1st Place in Stock 240Z at JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show)

2006 2nd Place in Stock 240Z at Z Car West Coast National


Member / Affiliation

Honorary Member of Group Z, the oldest Z car club in the world

Honorary Member of the Z Project Tokyo

Member of S30zcar.jp

Supporter of ZCCA (Z Car Club Association) & Z CON


Technical Advisers:

Yoshihiko Matsuo (240Z Designer) (RIP)

Kats Endo (Z researcher / Collector)

Jim Frederick ( Z Collector / Owner of "Z Meca")


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