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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2017, 08:38:39 PM »
I have to say that Cadd's car looks pretty nice! And I really like the colour too. But then I'm a fan of the '67/68 series, they have the styling flavour of the earlier cars but IMO drive somewhat better.  :bolt:  :pepper:

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2017, 09:48:09 PM »
Traveling is fine, just another cost to keep in mind. Some cars I have looked at would also need me to trailer them home due to not running or being unregistered for whatever reason. If I run into any cars I will post them up to see what others think.

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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2017, 10:18:19 PM »
Also worth finding out what rego authorities in ACT require for different modifications. Eg rear disc brakes in SA require an engineers report.

This may be an additional cost with interstate cars.

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2017, 08:39:43 AM »
Photos looked great .
Bucket of crap when he went to pick it up from Adelaide
Car never went home with him.

What happened; straight to wreckers or was it seized for some reason?

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2017, 09:01:42 PM »
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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2017, 11:08:08 PM »
I bought both mine from interstate including the 68 I have for sale it takes time and a little bit of trust and some inspection but as they say everything is never perfect but that is part of the fun and excitement of owning these cars putting your own stamp on it and enjoying the ride
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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 11:37:27 AM »
Local cars probably better value at the moment

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/barellan-point/cars-vans-utes/65-ford-mustang/1167753784

Thanks man! I will check it out! I think something at that price is sure to go quickly if the body is any kind of decent, right? Also, are third party inspections any good with older cars like NRMA and Redbook?

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2017, 11:56:16 AM »
Thanks man! I will check it out! I think something at that price is sure to go quickly if the body is any kind of decent, right? Also, are third party inspections any good with older cars like NRMA and Redbook?

No, they won't know what to look for on these cars.

Much better to get someone who specialises in older cars to inspect.

I'll PM contact details for Kym in SA in case you need one looked at down here.  He's the technical officer for MOCA here.

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2017, 11:58:50 AM »
No, they won't know what to look for on these cars.

Much better to get someone who specialises in older cars to inspect.

I'll PM contact details for Kym in SA in case you need one looked at down here.  He's the technical officer for MOCA here.

Ahh figures. Well someone just linked a car in QLD.

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2017, 12:00:27 PM »
Put the link up, people may know the car.

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2017, 12:01:57 PM »
Its a pity that the photobucket dilemma has killed the photos of MustangPauls convertible, but i found the pre restoration shots on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/9035539@N05/sets/72157626444724614/

This cars story should be compulsory reading for anyone planning on buying a project car from the USA. The scumbags who did this even jammed a piece of pine up a rusted out chassis rail, then bogged over it and splashed some paint to cover it up. This thing was a death trap.
Maybe someone more knowledgeable can find the original post with the restoration story
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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2017, 12:08:28 PM »
Which car is this sorry?

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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2017, 12:19:20 PM »
Which car is this sorry?

The photos on flickr show the underneath of the cream vert as it arrived in Australia.
It was bought as an almost finished restoration where the seller needed money.
Obviously that may have been a bit of a porky.
It since had an excellent restoration done in Rockhampton, but the Photobucket post has lost all the pictures.
The original resto story will be on here somewhere, but i havent found it yet.
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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2017, 12:22:02 PM »
Paul imported from the US what looked like a good car, but it was actually a pile of rust, bog and wood.

The car is now nice, and he's broke.


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« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2017, 03:25:31 PM »
that is horrific, i would of thought not repairable with that much rust. :cry:
I have never bought a car site unseen, and will continue the same tradition.

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2017, 07:06:18 PM »
What happened; straight to wreckers or was it seized for some reason?

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He traveled down from the Riverland with a mate ( also a cop which was probably helpful ) to pick it up. Iím only guessing it would of been put up for sale once he left it there. After a blast and respray !
1 step forwards , 3 steps backwards. Restoration is fun!!

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2017, 06:32:06 AM »
Hi mate, I don't post very much but thought id chime in, have you any experience with restoring or working on old cars ?  Are you able to do alot yourself? While I'm working on my first mustang at the moment its my 6th classic car project ( always been toranas an holdens ). That car is cheap/rough its going to run near twice your original budget once you get into it, cheap cars always look cheap unless you spend big money there is always a lot hidden in cars like this, not saying don't buy it, projects can be very rewarding but always, always always cost more than you expect. I've imported one car and bought others sight unseen, I agree with the above posts, look locally unless you've got someone like Barnett to trust o/s , best of luck with your search

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2017, 06:45:58 AM »
projects can be very rewarding but always, always always cost more than you expect.

Who said anything about a project? As long as it's mechanically A1 with no rust; drive it as it is.

I haven't done anything to the body or interior on my Torana since the 80's, lol. I get annoyed when people ask, 'when are you going to restore it?'  lol

Having said that, I'd probably get new carpet for that one though. hahaha

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2017, 08:07:18 AM »
Valid point, my apologies , I guess it depends on how you want the car to look & drive will determine what you spend

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2017, 08:10:23 AM »
Re the '69 hardtop - is that rust damage I see along the RH gutter? It's very much a base model '69 with little going for it IMO. Overall a very scruffy car, owner may be saying it's 'super straight' but doesn't appear to have made any effort to present it for sale. The paint looks very weathered which means the car has been sitting outside a lot, so hardly a case of someone's pride and joy. Also the sunroof will detract from the car's value as that's not an easy thing to rectify. If I were you I'd keep looking.

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2017, 08:17:21 AM »
Valid point, my apologies , I guess it depends on how you want the car to look & drive will determine what you spend

Haha earthwalker, :thumb: I think your comments were spot on. However the ops budget doesn't provide a lot of wriggle room and he will be forced to consider cars like the one he attached the link to.

I brought and car that previous owner had spent serious coin on and have still spent plenty more.

So at the end of the day I suppose it all depends on what you are happy to drive around in. I mean some people are more than happy to drive around in a carpet less old Torana's that are probably worth $60K these days.
Always dreamed I'd have one!

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« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2017, 08:33:02 AM »
So at the end of the day I suppose it all depends on what you are happy to drive around in. I mean some people are more than happy to drive around in a carpet less old Torana's that are probably worth $60K these days.

lol, my Torana still has decent carpet I installed back in 1984. I was saying that Mustang could use new carpet, hahaha.

Sure I could've restored my Torana but as mentioned it's a lot of coin and I figured I'm financially better off buying a Mustang restored and modded to a very nice condition. I love both my cars equally and if I had to sell both today, I made the right decision financially.

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Re: New to Importing, Please Help
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2017, 09:03:18 AM »
I wouldn't bother with that 69 . For starters 69/70 coupes are not a sort after model here or in the USA ,65-68 only .  It's a basic coupe also that needs a lot of work and if you want to resell it later,  it's still a dud model . Spend a bit more and get a better car that has no rust problems and factory  front disc brakes is alway a bonus . Keep looking and keep posting I say . Even if they are interstate others will or can look at them for you then give you a report before you make a decision .  Rust is not your friend so keep away from rusty cars .

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« Reply #49 on: December 11, 2017, 09:03:50 AM »
lol, my Torana still has decent carpet I installed back in 1984. I was saying that Mustang could use new carpet, hahaha.

Sure I could've restored my Torana but as mentioned it's a lot of coin and I figured I'm financially better off buying a Mustang restored and modded to a very nice condition. I love both my cars equally and if I had to sell both today, I made the right decision financially.

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Mate the Torana is appreciating by the minute. If I could have afforded a local 60's Ford muscle car in the same condition as my Mustang I would have taken it all day. Torana's are becoming more popular by the day.
Always dreamed I'd have one!

 

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