Using our Car Locator form

If you can’t find a vehicle you like that is listed among the Inventory on the TrueWestImports website, then please use our specialised “Car Locator Form” or “Bike Locator Form“.

By completing one of the forms, TrueWest Imports will access our extensive network of sellers in the US and Canada to try our very best to locate a suitable vehicle for you.

When completing the forms it is extremely important that you complete all required fields.

One of the most important factors that will allow us to commence a search for your Dream Vehicle is to provide us with  a “Price Range” within which you are prepared to pay for your car or bike. Without this information, it will be almost impossible for us to satisfy your request.

Also, remember, that when asking us to look for a vehicle for you, prices for classic and collector cars in the US are generally based on their year, make model and condition. TrueWest Imports uses the 6-category condition scale commonly used in the US to rate the standard of quality in classic vehicles.

It is extremely important you also complete this field in the Car Locator Form and Bike Locator Form, because if you want a project car but nominate a No.2 vehicle we cannot present a vehicle to you of the type you actually want and the price differences will very large. In addition this will result in a significant delay to you if we have to start a search again.

A full explanation of the 6-category condition scale is set out below:

#1 – EXCELLENT: A show car in concourse condition. The vehicle has been professionally restored to the current highest standard, but a few exceptionally well cared for originals may qualify. All components are original or are exact replacements. Most ‘Excellent’ cars are not driven, transported to shows in an enclosed trailer, and, when not being shown, stored in a climate-controlled facility. There are VERY FEW # 1 cars available for sale.

#2 – FINE: Well restored or a combination of superior restoration and excellent original. Also, an extremely well maintained original, showing very minimal wear. Except for the very closest inspection, a No. 2 vehicle may appear as a No. 1. The No. 2 vehicle will take the top award in many judged shows, except when squared off against a No. 1 example in its own class. It may be driven 800-1000 miles each year to shows, tours or simply for pleasure

#3 – VERY GOOD: Most casual observers would describe this vehicle as excellent. #3 – Very Good cars show very little wear and are driven sparingly. Many are used as weekend drivers during summer months, and generally for shows only (‘show quality driver’). Many older ‘frame-off’ restorations fall into this category. This is a ’20-footer’, that is, from 20 feet away it may look perfect. But as we approach it, we begin to notice that the paint may be getting a little thin in spots from frequent washing and polishing. Looking inside we might also detect some wear on the driver’s seat, foot pedals, and carpeting. The chrome trim, while still quite presentable, may have lost the sharp, mirror-like reflective quality it had when new. All systems and equipment on the car are in good operating order. In general, most of the vehicles seen at local car shows are #3′s

#4 – GOOD: A drivable vehicle needing no, or only minor, work to be functional. Amateur restorations usually fall into this category, as do very old professional restorations that have deteriorated due to use and exposure to the elements. All components may need restoration to be excellent, but the car is mostly useable as is. This is a ‘daily driver’. It may be in the process of restoration, or its owner may have big plans, but even from 20 feet away, there is no doubt that it needs a lot of help

#5 – RESTORABLE: Needs a complete restoration of body, chassis, and interior. May appear to be a good deal because of the price, but may have some rust problems, mechanical problems or be in need of paint and/or interior restoration. Body damage due to collision or rust should be minor; some surface rust may appear, but no holes should be present. The headliner shows staining, the upholstery is worn, the carpet needs replacing, etc. It may not be operable, but it is essentially all there. We call this a ‘quality resto project’ vehicle

#6 – PARTS CAR: May or may not be running, but is weathered, wrecked, and/or stripped to the point of being useful primarily for parts. This is an incomplete or greatly deteriorated, perhaps rusty, vehicle that has value only as a parts donor for other restoration projects.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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Amazingly the driver survived this!

Image of shoebox Chev in drag race crash

Wait for it!


Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

TrueWest logoGoodguys Member bannerSEMA Member logoNADA Guide to Classic Vehicle prices, New & Used Car Prices at NADAguides.com

TrueWest Imports is a Proud Member of both GoodGuys Rod and Custom Association and SEMA.(Specialty Equipment Market Association)

TrueWest Imports Website now LIVE!

Hi everyone

I can’t tell you how excited I am to tell you that the TrueWest Imports website is alive and up and running at – www.truewestimports.com.

If you happen to type “com.au”, don’t worry I have put in place re-direct and so you will be taken to the Home Page.

At the top of the site underneath the Header, you will see the navigation menu like:

For those of you who haven’t been onto this blog before, there is a sampler taste of some of our inventory here.

I will also be linking this Blog to the site but at the moment, if you wouldn’t mind, please bookmark this site to enable you to stay up to date while the website is being finalised.

However, and this is something I am going to fix, on each page the layout on the left looks like this.Website Screen shot

You will notice the “Browse By”and “Search” buttons, but these only browse or search the currently Inventory on the site. At the moment the Inventory is limited until I get a chance to upload more of our Inventory.

If you click on the “Search” button it will become smaller and the “Car Locator”and “Bike Locator” forms will become more obvious (although they are there all the time). At any time you can use the Car Locator form or Bike Locator form to let us know the exact type of Car or Motorcycle you would like.  Be as specific as possible and please give me your realistic price range within which to search. That way I will be have the best chance of locating your Dream Car or Motorcycle.

The website with the Search button reduced looks like this:

Website screen shot with text

The site has only just been finished and will need some tweaking with the optimisation so that those of you who view the site on mobile phones or tablets etc. will still see have access to the entire site. At the moment it is configured slightly differently.  If you have any problems give me a call and I can walk you through it.

Unfortunately the site is fairly bare bones as I haven’t had the opportunity to add my inventory (which will be continuously updated as we obtain access to those Classic Cars you Dream about.)

If anyone sees anything wrong with the site or links don’t work or you have suggestions how I could better design the layout, please let me know. I would really appreciate it.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

TrueWest logoGoodguys Member bannerSEMA Member logoNADA Guide to Classic Vehicle prices, New & Used Car Prices at NADAguides.com

TrueWest Imports is a Proud Member of both GoodGuys Rod and Custom Association and SEMA.(Specialty Equipment Market Association)

Just Cars Magazine

Hi everyone. In edition 14-08 (17 March 2014) of the Australian “JustCars” magazine, I have placed the ad below.  It is on page 141 inside the 30 page HotRod” special feature. Just Cars advertisement

Please let me know what you think.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mob: 0421 880 604
From NZ: +61 421 880 604 No texts or private numbers please
Fax: 08 9355 4465

TrueWest logoGoodguys Member bannerSEMA Member logoNADA Guide to Classic Vehicle prices, New & Used Car Prices at NADAguides.com

TrueWest Imports is a Proud Member of both GoodGuys Rod and Custom Association and SEMA.(Specialty Equipment Market Association)

Absolutely beautiful 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible – For Sale!!

Owned by the same owner for 21 years, this classic 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible has undergone a total frame-up restoration including engine and drive-train rebuild, new paint and upholstery.

1969 Ford Galaxy 500 ConvertibleSide view photo of 1969 Ford Galaxie Convertible '69 Ford Galaxie Convertible view of InteriorEngine Bay of 1969 Ford Galaxie Covertible

  • Miles: 158,460
  • Colour: Meadowlark Yellow/Black Vinyl interior
  • Engine: 351 cu. in. Windsor/250 hp
  • Transmission: Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic Automatic

The 1969 Galaxie was noted as “Bigger, Wider, Longer, and Quieter“; growing in size and becoming more luxurious than previous years.  In the late 1960s the Ford Galaxie was regarded as the high volume counterpart to the Chevrolet Impala.

Following the restoration and after a few years of parade and cruise-in duty the owner has decided to offer some buyer an fantastic opportunity to possess a very special car at an amazingly low price! 

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