About Us

Established in 1966 this is a family owned and operated business started by Edward to cover a niche market – at the time Japanese Cars were new to the Aussie market and no one in Sydney was specialising in these cars. Through the 70s and 80s Edward’s niche market was a runaway success but everyone had jumped on the bandwagon!

In this time Edward was recognised for his dedication to excellence and integrity in the motor industry and has always been a key member of the MTA (Motor Traders Association).

He was recognised by his peers in 1995 when he was elected President of the MTA (NSW) and in 1996 when he was elected as President of the MTAA (Motor Traders Association Australia), an honour that has never been bestowed before or since to an independent used car operator.

In 1996 with true pioneering spirit, Edward once again saw the opportunity to establish himself in a niche and began importing exciting second hand vehicles from Japan. Today Edward Lee’s Imports is the market leader, being the largest volume retailer of imported Japanese cars in Australia.

We are proud to be at the cutting edge introducing the newest eligable imported cars to the Australian market.

The latest cars we have been approved to import are:

Edward Lee is now a proud grandfather and happily semi-retired leaving Philip Lee his son to run the business and keep the dream alive!”
Edward and Philip in 1971
Edward and Philip in 1971
Japanese Import revolution
Edward Lees was there right at the start of the Japanese Import revolution in the automotive world