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Just moved to NSW, looking to buy a fun car

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  1. IanB

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    I guarantee it will be better to drive and live with than any of the pommy shatboxes discussed here already.

    TVR? Are you kidding me, you couldn't drive one to the next suburb without breaking down.
     
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  3. greg246

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    I like that. Is the asbestos thing still an issue with Customs our end?
     
  4. Horse

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    Me too.

    Have been casually looking but found nothing good around.


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  5. greg246

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    I vote Ian to do all the legwork/paperwork and bring a few in for those interested. Poll?
     
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  6. PAP 348

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    +1

    If he's got nothing better to do than I agree.
     
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  8. Aircon

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    So you're no longer guaranteeing future value. Fair enough.
     
  9. simon klein

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    #57 simon klein, Sep 7, 2021
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    Yeah.....Nah,I'm happy as a pig in poo with my Pommy shoitboxes thanx.
    In fact I'd be doubtful if a standerd C3 would be able to have kept up with this when Horse and I did a certain road earlier this year: Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  10. IanB

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    It's manageable, I can give you the low down.
     
  11. Horse

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    Yes, all I want to do is pick the colours.


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  13. greg246

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    Ok, it’s agreed then. Ian, get cracking! :)
     
  14. Horse

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    Are they on their way yet?


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  15. simon klein

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    I heard they were all sold.
     
  16. au-yt

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    Yes, having just brought a car in, you can take your chances with signing the declaration at your peril, but there is a company in LA i think that specialises making sure it doesn't. The US still has asbestos products,
     
  17. TTR

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    Just a few weeks ago, I sold a 35 year old car with 18K miles since new and the buyer, in Sydney, who apparently has imported few other 40-50 year old, low mile American cars from California within past decade or so, asked me to remove/replace its OE brake shoes and pads (all still had 40-50% of lining left) and add a statement to that fact in the bill of sale.
    I also had to have a friend who’s a certified A/C mechanic to evacuate R-12 refrigerant from the car and write up work order to that effect.
     
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  18. Aircon

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    What about the clutch? I thought that was an issue too.
     
  19. moretti

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    And some cars have asbestos wrapping for the exhaust plus gaskets can be an issue
     
  20. Aircon

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    If memory serves me, it ended up being quite a long list of items, wasn't it?
     
  21. TTR

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    Automatic.
    Yes, the car appears to have some engine bay and under car heat(?) insulation, all which I advised the buyer of, but after he consulted someone else over there, he didn't seem overly concerned.
    The car is still sitting in my shop, waiting for some kind of "import approval"(?) from AUS authorities...

    P.S. While I was writing this ^^ I received a package containing what appears to be a box of cigars and a thank you note from the buyer.
    If they're anywhere near as good as the boxful he had sent to me couple of weeks ago, ...
     
  22. Aircon

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    Nice story!
     
  23. moretti

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    Mate, if you went through a box of cigars in two weeks, asbestos ain't your problem :eek:
     
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    Storage space ?
     
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  26. IanB

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    You get the car inspected and certified in the US, via non destructive methods. e.g. boroscope to check the clutch. It would have to be a very original car to still have issues.

    Some cars (usually luxury) have double skinned firewalls with asbestos inside. Don't buy one of those.

    Corvettes it's only brake pads, clutch and 2 exhaust flange gaskets. Less than a day to change the lot.

    Avoid shipping to Sydney - customs people here have attitude problems. Brisbane is much better. I have no experience with Melbourne.
     
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  27. simon klein

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    It was probably a shipload of fun burning it out before the car got onto the boat!! :D

    ...........................or it was automatic,for Steve :)
     
  28. Maranello550

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    Pierre has just had a Testarossa sent to his shop from Sydney customs..They want the head gaskets changed!…
     

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