Anyone going to be in the the US on September 12?

#BringBackOurGirls

If anyone is going to be in the US, specifically, New Jersey, on 12 September this year, make sure you take some spare cash because I think there may be some bargains to be had at the U.S. Marshal’s Service Auction in Lodi, New Jersey.

According to the Hemmings Daily Blog, owners of vehicles can decide to auction them off for many reasons: to hopefully make a profit on an investment; to raise funds for another vehicle purchase, or, perhaps, simply because the vehicle can no longer be driven in the desired manner; or because it is the “Wife or the Car!” (I’ve heard that before).

Sometimes, however, it’s not the Owners’ choice to auction off their vehicles, especially when the Owner has acquired the vehicles in a less-than-legal means, and then gets CAUGHT!.

One such person is David Nicoll, who amassed quite a collection of cars during his time as president of New Jersey’s Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BLS).  Nicoll is now facing 17 to 22 years in prison for a guilty plea on bribery charges, and his “collection” will be crossing the block at a U.S. Marshal’s Service auction on September 12.

1970 Plymouth Superbird 1969 Yenko Chevelle

Nicoll spent approximately US$5 million on his car collection and bought the most valuable muscle cars from each of the Big 3. Including,  in the view of the article’s author (Charlie Ascher), the most “Looney” muscle car of them all, a 1970 Tor Red Plymouth Hemi Superbird, one of only 135 produced with the legendary 426 Hemi, and one of even fewer sold with a four-speed manual.

According to FBI records Nicoll also paid approximately $365,000 for his Le Mans Blue Chevelle.

The title of the Article in the Hemmings Daily blog is ““Blood Muscle” highlights seized vehicle sale“.  The reason behind the article becomes clear when you read how Nicoll set up a blood test bribery scheme which netted him more than US$100 million in total revenue.

The full article, which makes for very interesting reading is here at the Hemmings Daily blog.

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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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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#BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirlsToday marks 100 days since militants staged a sickening raid on a school in north-eastern Nigeria, kidnapping over 200 girls.

In that time, the heartache of parents and relatives has been felt around the world, powering a global movement to #BringBackOurGirls. While 60 girls were able to escape earlier this month, 219 of their classmates are still being held by the Boko Haram militant group, whose leader has threatened to “sell them in the market” into Forced Marriage.

As the girls’ ordeal continues, the need for coordinated action to secure their release is more important than ever. But this won’t happen unless we can keep the story alive — starting with your community. There are two ways to TAKE ACTION:

1. Host a vigil with your family and friends today, and show solidarity with the missing schoolgirls and their parents.

2. Join the virtual vigil by changing your profile picture on social media.

Pakistani activist Malala recently visited Nigeria to lend her support to the kidnapped girls, and commended their parents for “speak[ing] up for their daughters and speak[ing] up for the right of education.”

By holding a vigil to mark 100 days since the kidnappings, we can add to Malala’s call, and help empower the girls’ families to demand continued action from the Nigerian Government and its partners.

Vigils have already been planned across the globe from Abuja, to Los Angeles, from Perth to Islamabad. At its simplest, a vigil involves inviting your friends and family to light a candle with you and take time out to support the Bring Back Our Girls campaign: click here for more ideas and information on how to plan your vigil.

If you are not able to hold a vigil you can still take part by updating your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.

Hosting a vigil in your community today is one simple way you can help maintain momentum to #BringBackOurGirls.

Afterwards, the organisation “Walk Free” will make it easy for you to share pictures of your vigil with the Walk Free community and the families of the missing girls.

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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Anyone got a spare US$ or Can$120,000 lying around?

This guy obviously thinks so.

You never know who might bite?

Thanks to Woody Dowding for sharing this optimistic advertisement.  I will have to keep an eye on it for you and let you know if it sells.

Woody has a great site. It is very informative and interesting. If you would like to subscribe to Woody’s newsletter – please click here

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.
Cystic Fibrosis WA
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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TrueWest Imports is a Proud Member of both GoodGuys Rod and Custom Association and SEMA.(Specialty Equipment Market Association)

Attention! REDUCED price now being accepted for Rare 1971 M-Code Cobra Jet Mustang Fastback

As we mentioned in an earlier post in 8 June 2014, Truewest Imports’ Inventory now includes an Amazing vehicle – a flawless, beautiful, quality recently ground-up restored, Rare 1971  M-Code Cobra Jet Mustang Fastback.

We have just been informed by the Owner that he will accept US$45,500 for the vehicle!

The frame off nut and bolt restoration is documented by a Marti Report (included) with a window sticker.

Elite Marti Report for 1971 M Code Mustang

Photograph of 1971 M-code Mustang Cobra Jet Fastback Photograph of M-code Mustang Engine Bay

A recent check of the NADA Guide for this model is shows that this really is a Great Price deal for a collector or anyone who appreciates the rarity and true value of this vehicle

We understand that if the vehicle is not sold prior, it will go to a Barrett-Jackson Auction.

Remember here are the details:

  • Exterior: The flawless paintwork finish is the direct result of having the entire car completely disassembled, stripped to bare metal, carefully prepped, then painted in the factory original Grabber Yellow with the two-tone hood treatment in matte black, and clear coated. The fit and finish is excellent, all body trim and chrome bumpers are in like new condition. The undercarriage was also fully detailed during the restoration.1971M Code  Mustang Undercarriage
  • Interior: Like the exterior, the interior underwent a full restoration.  The Mach 1 sports interior, which includes knitted vinyl seats, deluxe two spoke steering wheel, moulded door panels, black dash panel with wood grained centre instruments group panel, electric clock, rear ash trays, and colour matched front rubber floor mats sewn to the carpet are almost like new. It also has the factory optioned fold down rear seat.1971 M Code Mustang Interior
  • Engine and Driveline: With the ground up restoration, the M-code 351 Cleveland engine was rebuilt along with the factory original Ram Air option. Receipts for all work performed on the engine are included. The engine is fitted with Ford’s Autolite carburettor, wide ratio 4-speed manual transmission, 3.50 Traction Lock rear axle with all original numbers matching factory drive train. Since new, this wonderful Mustang has done an extremely low 23,000 miles
  • Wheels and Tires: Original wheels, caps and trim rings, with wide black sidewall tyres with raised white letters.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulations.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all inclusive “as landed” cost (in Au$ or NZ$) to have this old beauty imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

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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1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe – US$25,950 negotiable

TrueWest Imports offers for sale is this very nicely appointed 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe.

In 1964, Ford only produced 12,431 examples of the Fairlane 500 with the very rare Sports Coupe option.

1964 Ford Fairlane
Interior of 1964 Ford Fairlane 500
Engine in 1964 Ford Fairlane 500
This totally rust free documented California Fairlane 500 was purchased new in Los Angeles and has lived all its life in “dry” Southern California.

The second owner bought it and immediately began a painstaking ground-up restoration, bringing the car to its current status on the widely recognized Vehicle Condition Scale of a No. 2 Fine (combination of superior restoration and excellent original)

 

 

 

Details:

  • Exterior: Prior to application of the remarkable Ford Wimbledon White finish, all stainless trim, bumpers, and glass were removed. The stainless was polished and bumpers re-chromed to a show quality high lustre. The original window glass was found to be without blemish and in such excellent shape, was reinstalled. Door Tag: BODY 65B COLOR M TRIM 76 DATE 04B D.S.O 71 TRANS 4 AXLE
  • Interior: The desirable Red console bucket seat interior features all NEW colour matched vinyl front seat and rear seat upholstery, seat belts, matching moulded carpet set accompanied by colour matched floor mats, headliner, door panels, scuff plates, kick panels, rear side panels, armrest pads, dome light and base, door lock knobs & grommets, firewall pad and glove box liner. Equipped with power steering.
  • Engine and Driveline: The correctly detailed engine bay houses a 289 cu.in./195 HP engine professionally re-built in 2009 backed by a Ford Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed transmission that has also been professionally rebuilt. The powertrain idles, and drives smoothly and as can be expected of a build of this quality, is free from any fluid drips or leaks.
  • Wheels and Tires: Coys C-5 Chrome 17×7 wheels on radial tires.

There are many more photographs of this beautiful vehicle available on request.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this rare Ford Fairlane 500 imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulation.

Until next time.
Michael

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

TrueWest Imports is now very proudly supporting Cystic Fibrosis WA. Part proceeds of all sales will be donated to CFWA. I encourage anyone who views this post to kindly make a donation. I greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to give.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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1963 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Door – US$24,900

TrueWest Imports is extremely thrilled to be able to offer for sale what is acknowledged as one of the nicest and best preserved 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix in existence!

At the end of the 1961 model year, with performance minded John DeLorean who was the head of Advanced Engineering at Pontiac and contributed to the development of the Grand Prix and GTO, the stage was set for the beginning of the true muscle car wars.

Pontiac’s first entry was the 1962 Grand Prix hardtop sports coupe, which was more of a high-powered personal car, like the Ford Thunderbird. However, instead of being a bit more relaxed than the T-Bird, the Grand Prix had a 305-hp, 389-c.i. V-8. Bucket seats, a centre console, full instruments, and dual exhausts completed the package.

1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Tripower engine

For 1963 the “GP” (as they are known) was restyled bumper to bumper, with more flowing fender contours, clean and smooth sheet metal except for “Grand Prix” lettering, a slight “Coke-bottle” shape plus mouldings for the rocker panels and wheel openings. The roof was unique for this year, and featured gracefully sculpted C-pillars which housed an interesting concave rear window exclusive to the GP in the Pontiac line-up. Sales more than doubled in 1963 and many buyers upgraded the performance package with the optional 3×2 “Tri-Power” carburettors on the 389-c.i. V-8. With this setup, the engine put out 370 hp and the car could turn 0-60mph times of 6.6 seconds with 15.1-second quarter mile runs.

1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Tripower engine

The “Tri” prefix refers to three individual Rochester 2G carburettors fitted to this particular series of engines. The centre one having normal fuel metering and control properties, while the outside two acting as secondaries, or “dumpers”, for full throttle application. Tri Power was an extra cost performance option allowing for more air/fuel to be inducted into the engine, as well as being visually attractive

It is not surprising then, that the 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix is the most popular first-generation Grand Prix.

Details:

  • Exterior:This wonderfully presented “GP” has received a high quality repaint in the factory original “Saddle Bronze” colour and looks stunning. The undercarriage is solid and the Pontiac-trademark split grille with “radical” vertical headlights, round parking lights and tail lights that were “hidden” by a tail panel with a special full width moulding look just as they did when new. Aside from the chrome grille, taillight covering and bumpers, chrome trim was limited to the lower rocker panels, wheel arches and roofline and all shine like new. Pontiac’s optional and gorgeous 8 lug wheels with integrated brake drums are in pristine condition.
  • Interior: The interior appears to be Original and is very, very nice. The bucket seats are upholstered in white Morrokide vinyl while the matching exterior coloured nylon loop-blend carpeting covers the floor and lower door panels. The centre console-mounted transmission shifter includes a storage compartment and a tachometer. The rear bench seat includes a centre fold-down armrest. The AM/FM radio comes with the extra cost option of the “Bi-Phonic” rear speaker. Also included in the interior package are a padded instrument panel, deluxe steering wheel, real walnut trim on the instrument panel, along with revised custom pedal trim plates. This beautiful vehicle also has ice cold air conditioning, “Throttle Mag” cruise control, power windows, an anti-glare rear view mirror and remote left hand side (driver’s side) exterior mirror. Everything works just as it should
  • Driveline: The iconic and factory original (extra-cost option) 330 hp (250 kW) 389 cu. in. Tri-Power engine which shows a mere 74,000 actual miles performs and looks as if it had just been driven off the dealership floor. The three-speed Roto Hydramatic gearbox mates precisely to the engine and changes through the gears smoothly and cleanly as you would expect with a vehicle of this calibre. With Pontiac’s optional “Safe-T-Track” differential (limited-slip differential) the GP handles superbly.

PHS (Pontiac Historic Services) documentation, window sticker and accessory brochure are also included with the purchase of this GP.

Today, the Pontiac Grand Prix is a stylish choice of 1960s car that carries with it much of the eyeball of its GTO counterpart. Together with the iconic 389 cu. in., Tri-Power engine this beautiful 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix imparts all of the thrill of a true muscle car.

A vehicle of this calibre MUST increase in value in the coming years.

There are many more photographs of this wonderful vehicle available on request.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this old beauty imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of Importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulation.

Until next time.
Michael

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

TrueWest Imports is now very proudly supporting Cystic Fibrosis WA. Part proceeds of all sales will be donated to CFWA.  I encourage anyone who views this post to kindly make a donation. I greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to give.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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2005 Harley Davidson FLHRSI Road King Custom – Au$17,500

TrueWest Imports presents this “as new” example of a 2005 Harley Davidson FLHRSI Road King Custom. This motorcycle is in truly great condition and is located in Western Australia and has only done 26,029 km since new!

We imported this magnificent example of a classic Harley from the US in late 2013 and had it complied by a RAWS workshop in Victoria.  It is now fully registered and licensed in Western Australia for 6 months. The registration number is “1GU 205”.

Front view FLHTRSILicense Plate on 2005 Road Glide CustomSpeedo of 2005 Road Glide Custom

Harley Davidson’s description of the 2005 Road King Custom when released stated:

For 2005, the Road King Custom model makes its second appearance, and one year has done nothing to mellow its in-your-face style and attitude.

When this machine first hit the streets, the riding public couldn’t take its eyes off the minimalist swept-back chrome visor perched atop a set of pull-back beach bars. Moving back, you’ll find this custom bagger is dressed up right. Clean leather bags with hidden supports. Slash-cut mufflers. Electro-formed, chromed metal fuel tank emblems. Big, clean front and rear fenders. Rounding off the sweet look are streamlined foot-boards, passenger pegs, brake pedal, cast and chromed slotted alloy wheels and a tank-mounted stretch chrome console.

Though the Road King Custom has much for the eye to see, it was built to see the country. You get a lowered, air-adjustable rear suspension, refined chassis, and the proven Twin Cam 88 engine, available in carb or EFI. For when you’re ready to stop looking, and start going…”

Details:

    • This Road King Custom is an “As New” condition and runs like a dream.
    • Always kept garaged
    • Factory Colour – “Yellow Pearl”
    • Only 26,029 km since new.
    • Brand new set of tyres and new battery.
    • Fully maintained and serviced.
    • Fully registered and licensed in Western Australia for 6 months.

In addition to the long list of factory features the following upgrades and accessories have been done, or added, to the bike:
• H-D Stage 1 Performance Upgrade (EFI re-map)
• Screamin’ Eagle® Performance K&N Air Filter
• Bub-Rinehart Tru-Dual Performance Exhaust System
• Screamin’ Eagle® Dark Smoked Custom Windshield
• Windshield Leather Storage Pouch
• H-D Front Engine Guard
• Tri-Line Front Engine Guard foot rest pegs
• H-D Chrome and Rubber Handlebar Grips
• Headlamp clear Lens
• Headlamp Chrome Ring Bezel
• H-D Security System

This “as new” example of the Road King Custom is in Western Australia NOW and is ready to purchase and ride away. Don’t delay as this bike is a very desirable model and is sure to gain a lot of interest.

Until next time.

Michael

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

TrueWest Imports is now very proudly supporting Cystic Fibrosis WA. Part proceeds of all sales will be donated to CFWA.  I encourage anyone who views this post to kindly make a donation. I greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to give.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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1975 MG MGB Roadster – only US$5,900

Another great example of Automotive history has been added to TrueWest Import’s Inventory.

This vehicle is an 1975 MG MGB Roadster.

TrueWest Imports is pleased to offer this great looking 2 Owner 1975 MGB Roadster in Red with Black interior and Black convertible top.

Front view of 1975 MGB RoadsterPhotograph of Engine Bay of 1975 MGB Roadster

The MGB sports car was launched by MG Cars (“Morris Garages”, then part of the British Motor Corporation) in May 1962 replacing the MGA model. It is a very conventionally engineered car, with tough and well proven mechanical components. A 1798 cc power plant was chosen to power the vehicle. With the 95 horsepower engine, the MGB easily exceeded 100 mph.

For 1975 larger wheels raised the car slightly which with new bumpers ensured compliance with increasingly prescriptive safety requirements in the US.

The MGB is such a popular classic choice because it simply ticks all the right boxes. It is cheap enough to consider as a daily driver, and it doesn’t arouse the same kind of jealousy in others that something like a Porsche or Jaguar can. Everything you need to keep an MG B running sweetly is freely available.

This classic example of its marque has been stored in a dry Californian garage for the last 20 years but has been started and driven occasionally, so the engine and drivetrain remain sound.

DETAILS:

Exterior:
The Roadster’s exterior original paint is in good condition but shows some light scratches due to being in storage. The body panels are straight and solid with no visible signs of rust. The stainless steel body side mouldings, chrome Luggage Rack and twin chrome outside mirrors are in very good condition. The raised ride height (also introduced in 1975 to enable MG to comply with the new US standards) makes getting in and out of the car very easy. Very minimal surface rust appears underneath the vehicle.

Interior:
The Black interior appears factory stock and in good condition for its age. The Black Vinyl folding top is in good condition. It does, however, have one small tear. New carpets have been fitted. Full Console with Storage Compartment and factory gauges and shifter. Factory 7000 RPM Tachometer and original 120 mph speedometer. All accessories, including stereo radio are in good working order. The original driver’s manual is also included.

There is enough elbow room in the MG to mean you don’t have to be on intimate terms with your passenger. And in an age when modern cars are designed ever more closely around a mythical average driver, those who taller than the average will still find enough room when the roof is up.

Driveline:
The proven and economical 1,798cc 4 cylinder with all synchronized easy shifting 4 speed Gear Box shows 66,170 original miles. There is a fully independent suspension for great ride and handling along with a dual hydraulic Self Adjusting Disc Braking System still in good condition. Direct Rack and Pinion Steering makes for quick response. It has the Factory Correct 14 inch wheels and matching Radial Tyres. The top engine seal has been replaced and the fuel tank flushed and a new fuel pump has been fitted. The motor starts very easy and runs cool. Overall mechanically this car is in very good condition.

Although this car does need some TLC, it is a really good example of one of the most drivable and affordable classic cars to come out of England.

We have this great example of a true Automotive Classic for only US$5,900.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this great example of an MGB imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of importing the vehicles into Australia. See out FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulation.

Until next time.

Michael

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

TrueWest Imports is now very proudly supporting Cystic Fibrosis WA. Part proceeds of all sales will be donated to CFWA.  I encourage anyone who views this post to kindly make a donation. I greatly appreciate any assistance you may be able to give.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

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)