For Sale: Australian 1946 Ford Ute “Project”

I know that in the motor vehicle enthusiast community every person has his or her own opinion on virtually every topic, but I think it is relatively safe to say that it is now accepted that the first “Ute”, also known as a “coupe utility” in America (or “bakkies” in South Africa), was designed, developed and manufactured in Australia in 1934.

Ford Australia’s growth and diversity of models continued through the 1930s but World War 2 severely affected domestic vehicle manufacturers as they were all required to turn their manufacturing plants over to the ever-growing war effort.

When the War ended, Ford had many leftover 1942 body parts and sales to a car-hungry public resumed. The 1946 model year represents the first year of production following World War 2. Outside trim was nearly identical to the 1942 except for the new horizontal grille consisting of three stainless steel bars below a massive, chrome-plated pair of Ford “wings.” The grille sported red striping within ridges in the metal.

1946 Ford Ute Project

On behalf of its current owner, TrueWest Imports has been given the opportunity to sell a “Project” 1946 Australian made Ford Ute. It is in a dry State of America, remains Right Hand Drive and has always been garaged by the owner who has owned the Ute for 27 years.

The owner started the project on this Ute but, due to health problems, he is now unable to finish it. That is the sole reason for selling.

The frame and all sheet metal has been sand-blasted and is in grey primer. It has the “normal” rust to repair but, according to the Owner, it is not that bad. It has a good floor and needs spot replacement on both front enders. There are some small dents in the rear corners of the bed but all in all it is in very good condition (metal wise) given the age of the Ute and having been used for the purpose for which it was built.

In addition, it has:

  • a 4 inch dropped axle;
  • Volvo model 122 disc brakes;
  • 1957 Ford 9 inch rear end;
  • Front and rear springs have been reconditioned and the eye on the front springs has been reversed and some leaves have been removed;
  • Pete and Jake steering adapter;
  • Very good replacement tailgate;
  • 15 inch slot aluminium wheels;
  • New aluminium 3 core radiator set up for Chevrolet inlet and outlet;
  • All parts to put the vehicle together – glass, garnish rails, stock 1941 dash, stock   Kangaroo leather seat that needs to be re-done; and,
  • the wood in the bed needs to be replaced.

The asking price for the 1946 Australian Ford Ute Project is US$10,000. This does not include the cost of export from the US, shipping and Australian or New Zealand import costs. These can be provided upon request.

If you are a prospective buyer located in America and would like to convert the Ute to Left Hand Drive, the Owner has additional parts to make the conversion for an extra cost.

In 1946 only 1,735 Ford Utes were sold in Australia and fewer than 30 were exported to the US. Only 6 are believed to be currently registered in the US.

This Project, once completed, will ensure that the new Buyer will have a very unique and rare vehicle that will be the envy of friends and on-lookers alike.

Australian and New Zealand “as landed” costs of the vehicle will be posted on the TrueWest Imports’ website as soon as possible. If anyone has any queries before that occurs, please contact me.

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: info@truewestimports.com
Mobile: 0448 899 134
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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1969 HT Holden Monaro GTS becomes first Australian car to win a Concours d’Elegance

It is very rare for any international motoring organisation to recognise or even acknowledge Australia in any sense or form.  However, the prestigious American publisher “Hemmings” has published a post on its daily blog regarding the winner of the most recent Australian International Concours d’Elegance.

The winning vehicle is a 1969 HT Monaro GTS.  It is a truly deserving winner and I congratulate Re-creation Automotive the people responsible for the Monaro’s amazing restoration.

1969 HT Monaro GTSOwned by Mr Terry Smart, the white Monaro GTS beat a field of 85 cars and motorcycles to take the title of Motorclassica’s ‘Best of Show’ to win the premier Australian International Concours d’Elegance title, along with the ‘Restoration of the Year’ trophy for its restorers, Re-creation Automotive.

Smart’s Monaro scored a perfect 100 points from the hugely-experienced Motorclassica Concours d’Elegance judging panel.

HT Monaro engine bayFor a Holden of any type to win an International Concours event is certainly unexpected but this particular example is a world-class restoration,” Motorclassica Event Director Paul Mathers said.

 

HT Monaro interiorWithout question Motorclassica is the southern hemisphere’s most hotly-contested Concours d’Elegance attracting the highest quality cars and motorcycles from around Australia and often the world.”

In terms of quality, Terry’s Monaro GTS, valued in the vicinity of $300,000, is literally faultless and as such a deserving winner.

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

The copyright to all contents of the websites I have linked to belong to the owners and publishers of those websites. If I have infringed any copyright, and I am requested, I will take down this post and apologise to the copyright owners unreservedly.

Until next time. Michael

email: info@truewestimports.com
Mobile: 0448 899 134
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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New Office Number

Hi everyone

TrueWest Imports has a new office contact number.

Our contact details are now:
Office – from Australia: (08) 6162 1968
Office – from NZ or anywhere overseas: +61 8 6162 1968
Mobile: – from Australia: 0421 880 604
Mobile: – from NZ or anywhere overseas: +61 421 880 604
No private numbers please. Sorry, they will not be answered.(but please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible).
Fax:- from Australia: (08) 9355 4465
Fax: – from NZ or anywhere overseas: +61 8 9355 4465
email: info@truewestimports.com

Can I please ask you to remember this change?

Also, if you get a chance, please check the TrueWest Imports website because we have some new and very exciting inventory up and more coming.

For example check out the “8 Ball Cobra” it is a true BEAST!

Here is a taste of what a 9.3L motor sounds like in this handbuilt and engineered brute.

As usual I ask that if you are able, to support Cystic Fibrosis WA.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

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Financing your Dream Car

TrueWest Imports is proud to introduce our new finance partner, iCREDIT, to you.

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iCREDIT aims to understand your requirements and objectives to deliver an affordable loan solution. The team strive to deliver the highest level of personal service efficiently, honourably & impartially.

Their business is based on exploring every avenue to help you ultimately gain the best possible outcome for your import vehicle purchase.

The team at iCREDIT are happy to assist with answers about import car loans and finance even if you are in the research phase and simply looking for some assistance.

FINANCE FAQ’S

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BE APPROVED?

Generally iCREDIT can have an approval within 24 hours of an application, however complex or difficult applications can take longer.

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF APPROVAL?

iCREDIT considers such things as: Credit History, Income, Expenses, Employment History, Address History, Credit Rating and so on.

iCREDIT will then complete a preliminary assessment to ascertain your credit status, determine the security over the loan, your current debt level, your income and your ability to repay the debt.

From this, iCREDIT’s trained staff will be able to discuss the loan options available to you.

ARE iCREDIT’S INTEREST RATES COMPETITIVE?

iCREDITt consistently monitors current interest rates to maintain and offer the most competitive deals in Australia. iCREDIT’s National buying power helps you get the best deal based on your overall profile and requirements.

If you would like further information on the finance options available, click on the link below or contact the team at iCREDITt direct on 1300 350 118.

http://icredit.net.au/car-finance/import-vehicle-finance/

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As usual I ask that if you are able, to support Cystic Fibrosis WA.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: info@truewestimports.com
Mobile: 0421 880 604
No private numbers please. Sorry, they will not be answered.
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)

1967 Mercury Cougar – US$15,000

TrueWest Imports proudly presents this quality extra nice first generation 1967 Mercury Cougar. These early Cougars are very stylish & sporty cars.

1967 Mercury Cougar

Mercury Cougar is a nameplate that was applied to a diverse series of automobiles sold by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1967 to 2002.

The introduction of the Cougar in 1967 finally gave Mercury its own “pony car” and was named Motor Trend magazine “Car of the Year” in 1967.  Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar would be the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. The Cougar was available in two models (base and XR-7) and originally only came in one body style (a two-door hardtop).

As was the common practice within the Mercury division, the Cougar shared its basic underpinnings with a Ford counterpart. At the time of its introduction in 1967, it was based upon the Ford Mustang but with a 3-inch-longer (76 mm) wheelbase and new sheet metal. A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia— it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille. At the rear, a similar treatment saw the license plate surrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grille work concealing taillights (with sequential turn signals), a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.

This was the only generation with covered headlights, which were deployed using a vacuum canister system that kept the doors down when a vacuum condition existed in the lines, provided by the engine when it was running. If a loss of vacuum occurred, the doors would retract up so that the headlights were visible if the system should fail.

 Details:

This car looks and sounds mean!

It is a numbers matching car with the stock 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8 (200hp/149 kW) and 2 barrel carburetter mated to the factory 3 speed automatic transmission.

It has power steering and factory air-conditioning (which does not blow cold – but since it will need de-gassing when it comes into Australia, that shouldn’t prove too much of a problem).

The Cougar is a 2 owner only car.  It was bought new by a lady and was driven until her death.  It was then put into storage by her family for many years.

The second owner brought it back to life and has been driving it now for several years. Since he has owned the Cougar, the second owner has given the car a very nice repaint, some mechanical work and new carpet.  The carburetter has been recently rebuilt and a new headliner and windshield fitted.

The original interior is in very nice condition and all body panels are straight.

The car comes with the original window sticker and 1st owner papers.

This is a very nice, unique and stylish driver quality car that will surely make you stand out from the “normal” crowd.

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 our 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 Cougar imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mobile: 0421 880 604
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero – US$9,950

TrueWest Imports is pleased to offer for sale this classic 1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero – “More Than a Car! More Than a Truck!

1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero

This is not a 1960 Australian Ford XK ute. It is a Falcon Ranchero, the style which the Americans call a coupe-pickup.

1960 Ranchero Steering wheel 1960 Ranchero bed

Ford began offering the Ranchero in 1957, and at that point, it was a natural fit. It was based on the two-door Ranch Wagon and its solid-sided twin, the Courier sedan delivery (Panel van). At the time it made perfect sense to simply lop the back off the Courier and offer a car/truck for the farm or construction worker or the weekend warrior home improver. It was enough of a success that two years later, Chevrolet would offer the “El Camino”, its own blend of pickup utility and car ride quality.

The Ranchero was so popular that when Ford launched its Falcon line in 1960, one of the first body styles it offered was the downsized Falcon Ranchero, which superseded the larger full-size Ranchero of the previous generation. This was a stroke of genius. Consider the market in 1960; Facing an economic downturn, buyers were looking for thrifty, fuel-efficient cars and trucks.

A benefit that the Ranchero offers to owners, which is not available in Australian made utes, is that because it is based on a station wagon platform, there is a considerable amount of space behind the driver and passenger seats (which would have been the foot-well of the rear passengers in a station wagon).

Australia’s first Falcon ute and van range was launched in May 1961 which was about eight months after the XK sedan made its star-studded debut in September 1960 (the station wagon launch was delayed until November 1960).

Like the sedan and station wagon, the new ute and panel van shared a fresh and striking design based on the latest Ford Ranchero pickup (ute) and Sedan Delivery (van).

Even so, the Australian Falcon range differed noticeably from the US version, with a more compact and practical design tailored to suit tough Australian conditions.

The key difference was that the US Ranchero and Sedan Delivery used the longer doors of the two-door Falcon model, which in turn pushed more of the load floor behind the rear wheels to create greater overall length and more rear overhang.

The 1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero was more practical than its diminutive looks suggested. Its 800-pound payload was 100 pounds more than that of the much larger Chevrolet El Camino

Details:

This particular example of the 1960 Ranchero has been lovingly cared for by its current Owners for the last 18 years.  It is believed that the odometer is correct and shows the Ranchero as having travelled a mere 63,300 miles (approx. 102,000km) in almost 55 years.

This is a numbers matching vehicle with all original sheet metal.  It was mechanically and cosmetically refreshed in 2003 with new red paint professionally applied and all bright trim work removed. The Ranchero has travelled only 900 miles since the mechanical work was done.

The mechanical work included overhauling and/or replacing the radiator, oil pump, engine, spark plugs, oil pressure switch, thermostat, condenser, distributor cap, distributor rotor, spark plug wire set, new water pump and fuel filter pump, rebuild the carburettor, fuel sending unit and clean, repair and re-line the fuel tank.

The interior was redone in a grey fabric and is very clean with no visible blemishes but there are two control knobs missing on the temperature control unit.

The Ranchero is powered by the stock “Thrift Power” inline 6 cylinder 144 cu. in. (2.4L) engine (90hp) mated to a three-speed, column shifted manual transmission –  “3 on the tree”.

The vehicle has all service logs and its VIN is: OR275195292

(0) 1960
(R) San Jose
(27) Falcon Ranchero
(5) 6-cyl low compression,
6th to 11th digits – Sequential production number

This vehicle will certainly have people doing a “double take” and is really a classic vehicle at an amazingly great price.

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 our 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 Ranchero imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Mobile: 0421 880 604
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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Frame Up Restoration vs Frame Off Restoration

Very shortly on our site, there will be “Coming Soon” sliders of the vehicles we have planned to list in our Inventory.  The reason they are “coming soon” rather than being listed may be that we are still negotiating with the Seller for the best sale price or the vehicle may not be quite ready for sale.

One of the vehicles we have coming is a 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Sprint 2 door Hardtop which has recently undergone a “Frame-up Restoration”.

When it comes to classic car restorations, many people are uncertain about the difference between a true Frame-up Restoration versus a Frame-off Restoration.

For this reason I thought I would provide a brief description of the differences between a Frame-up Restoration and a Frame-off Restoration.

Frame-up Restorations are exactly that – from the frame up. In a true frame up restoration, the restorer will complete re-work the body, paint, motor, interior and trunk. Only those parts on the frame needing replacement will be done. For instance, replacing a section of broken or damaged brake line instead of the entire system.

With Frame-off Restorations the entire car is rebuilt or replaced. The entire body will be removed from the car and the frame will be inspected entirely and all parts will be replaced and/or repainted. Just one look under the car and you will easily be able to tell a frame off restoration. Everything on these cars will look new and will be freshly painted or powder coated. These cars also require extensive care and cleaning and are generally driven rarely due to the expense associated with frame off restorations.

Classic car restorations vary greatly depending upon the time and budget of the owner. Frame-up Restorations will give you a nice looking car without the expense off completely removing the body to restore or replace those areas seldom seen by the general audience.

Frame-up & Frame-off Restorations – Buyer Beware

If you are looking to purchase a classic car, it is important for you to know what you are looking at before you buy. A good body shop or body man can make body filler look good. The car’s body will appear straight and smooth. Paint will look good, but only where you can see it.

Areas that you will want to inspect before making your purchase are the gaskets, plugs and below the exhaust manifolds, the boot and undercarriage. If the boot or undercarriage has a thick undercoating, turn and walk the other way. This is a good indication that there is likely to be trouble below the surface.  When looking to purchase a classic car, do your due diligence. Just because they are shiny and make a nice rumbling sound doesn’t mean they are restored or even safe.

You can view a photo montage of a Frame-up Restoration of a rare 1963 Corvette split-window, including rebuilding the frame, body work, and assembly HERE

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

I acknowledge Texas Classic Cars for the contents of this post.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Office: 08 9459 4800
From NZ: +61 8 9459 4800
Mobile: 0421 880 604
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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Anyone need a vehicle transported to Sydney or Brisbane?

Hi Everyone.

The shipping company we use has a truck that left Sydney for Perth on Saturday 15 November 2014, and is looking for 2 small sedans or a larger car, machine or 20’ container load to return to Sydney or Brisbane – payload 8 tonne.

They can also tow a boat or caravan or any trailer as well.

Rather than having the truck return empty, they are looking at trying to recoup some petrol money on the return trip. The transit will be a direct 3-4 days and they are looking at leaving Perth approx. Wednesday 19 November.

If anyone is looking for transportation to Sydney or Brisbane, please let me know and I will put you in contact with the company.

If you know of anyone who may also be interested, please let me know as well.

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Office: 08 9459 4800
From NZ: +61 8 9459 4800
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)

A Warning to Sellers of Cloned Muscle Cars

In the Hemmings Daily Blog a post was published warning Sellers of Cloned Muscle Cars of the consequences of not disclosing the fact that the car they are selling is a “clone” as opposed to the “real thing“.

Although the post is dated 2012, with the demise of production in Australia by General Motors and Ford, it is a very timely warning to potential Buyers of Australian Muscle Cars and to those unscrupulous sellers of cloned or re-birthed classic vehicles.

1969 Ford Falcon XW GT sedan

1969 Ford Falcon XW GT, not the car in question.

In 2011, Judge Clive Wall Q.C. in the District Court of Queensland, ordered Joanne and Geoff De Rome to pay Au$108,394.04, plus costs, to Daniel Sammut, a Sydney-based graphic designer who bought (what was advertised as) a 1969 Ford Falcon XW GT from Mr and Mrs De Rome. Mr Sammut, who apparently was unable to sell the Falcon or bought it back when it was revealed to be a fake, held on to the car and sued the De Romes for breach of contract,

According to the judgement, the De Romes had purchased the car in July 2006 for Au$18,000. In September/October 2007 they advertised it for sale as a matching numbers all-original Falcon XW GT for Au$143,000.

On 1 October 2007, Mr Sammut, who wanted to purchase a genuine 1969 GT XW Ford Falcon, called Mrs De Rome and asked her, “Is it the real thing? Is it a genuine GT?” She said, “Yes, it is.” He asked her if the numbers were matching. She said, “Yes.
He then asked for further details and Mrs De Rome sent him an email on the same day containing detail of the vehicle.

Mr Sammut checked with the Ford Motor Company at Broadmeadows and confirmed the numbers. He also made a finance check and confirmed that there was no money owing to
anyone on the vehicle.

Mr Sammut flew to inspect the Falcon in person (twice; the second time with a friend who was a panel beater to inspect the car for rust), and again checked the Falcon’s VIN against Ford Australia’s records to make sure it was a legitimate car. Once the VIN was confirmed, he negotiated a sale price of Au$90,000 with the De Romes and had the car towed back to Sydney.

In 2009, when Mr Sammut attempted to sell the car, it came to light that the Falcon was not a genuine GT XW 1969 Ford Falcon. According to evidence given by an expert witness the engine number was genuine but had been put on the vehicle. The number didn’t belong to the vehicle. The VIN also did not belong to the vehicle.

According to another expert witness, X-ray examination of the firewall showed that the area around the VIN tag had been cut and welded back together. The evidence was that the vehicle has been re-birthed from a 1970 model XY Falcon, with numbers obtained from a 1969 XW GT vehicle.

The worth of such a vehicle, at the time, was about one-seventh of the value of a genuine vehicle. According to the expert witnesses, which testimony was accepted by the Judge, a non-GT Falcon XW was worth between Au$10,000 and Au$15,000, compared to the then current value of a Falcon XW GT, about Au$65,000 to Au$70,000.

Current prices being asked for genuine Falcon XW GTs apear to be between Au$40,000 to Au$85,000.  GTHOs are priced in the stratosphere and standard XW Falcon 500s are being sold for around Au$20,000, with Utes priced less and Fairmonts more.

The Judge determined that it was likely that the De Romes didn’t know the car was a clone. But they were still held liable.

The De Romes then appealed and the case was set to be heard in the Court of Appeal in Brisbane, however, there was only 30 seconds of action before the appeal was withdrawn and dismissed and everyone left.

This case was one of, if not, the first involving the sale of cloned or re-birthed vehicles. The incidences of this practice can only be expected to increase, so the lesson to be learned to potential buyers of vehicles advertised as “Genuine“, “Authentic” or “Numbers Matching” muscle cars or classic cars, is BE VERY CAREFUL.

As I recommend with the purchase of ANY used vehicle, ALWAYS have a professional Pre-purchase inspection done on the car before giving the Seller any money. If the seller doesn’t want, or allow, you to have such an inspection, I would suggest simply walking away and not looking back, even if the Seller offers you a discount for buying without the inspection!

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

All contents of the Hemmings Daily Blog website are: Copyright 2014 American City Business Journals.  All rights reserved. If I have infringed any copyright, and I am requested, I will take down this post and apologise to the copyright owners unreservedly.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Office: 08 9459 4800
From NZ: +61 8 9459 4800
Fax: 08 9355 4465

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1969 Citroen DS for US$2,900?

You know how weird…erm, er “quirky”, the French are when it came to designing cars. Think Citroën 2CVCitroën 3CV (Citroën Ami 6), or the propeller driven – 1932 Helicron!.

The French like to think they are creating art icons with each new vehicle but one that has stood the test of time as wonderfully weird, but also beautiful and revolutionary at the same time is the Citroën DS.

The DS set new standards in automobile ride quality, handling, and braking and was known for its aerodynamic futuristic body design and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension. It was also named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine.

In an article in the Barnfinds.com blog, “Jesse” admits to having been “lusting after a Citroen DS for a while now“. He says “it may have something to do with the adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension? Or perhaps it’s the novel removable body panels?

Citroën sold nearly 1.5 million D-series during the model’s 20-year production run. The DS came in third in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, recognizing the world’s most influential auto designs.

What do you think, would you pay the asking price of CAN$2,900 or the $2,550 that the seller finally accepted?

1969-citroen-ds-garage-find-600x373 1969-citroen-ds-interior-600x374

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

Cystic Fibrosis WA

The copyright to all contents of the websites I have referred to belong to the owners and publishers of those websites. If I have infringed any copyright, and I am requested, I will take down this post and apologise to the copyright owners unreservedly.

Until next time. Michael

email: truewestimports@gmail.com
Office: 08 9458 4800
From NZ: +61 8 9459 4800
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)