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Comparitive Value USA to AUS
#1
Hi all

New to the forum and live in Brisbane Australia. No surprise that 71-73's are not common here and not much choice but heaps cheaper to buy than the 67-70 fastbacks.

I am looking for a resto project that doesnt involve heaps of rust repairs, paint and engine and the mechanical side of things is not a real issue.

This is something I can probably get home for the equivalent of say USD$11k from one of our southern states. Originally 302w 2v now with a 351c 4V
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/henley-be...1126122767

There is an easy $1k in door trims, roof lining plus another $1.5k to ditch the old 3 speed and go to a rebuilt 4 speed toploader.
Bit of an ugly colour but I am not after a show car but a weekend toy so a colour change is not a deal breaker.

So my question is, how does this compare to the current US market?

I can ship a car here for @ USD$3.5k, if I'm in for say $USD$14k for a local car, do I get a better car for my $$ importing?

What say you.

Thanks

Craig
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#2
Hux;284630 Wrote:Hi all

New to the forum and live in Brisbane Australia. No surprise that 71-73's are not common here and not much choice but heaps cheaper to buy than the 67-70 fastbacks.

I am looking for a resto project that doesnt involve heaps of rust repairs, paint and engine and the mechanical side of things is not a real issue.

This is something I can probably get home for the equivalent of say USD$11k from one of our southern states. Originally 302w 2v now with a 351c 4V
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/henley-be...1126122767

There is an easy $1k in door trims, roof lining plus another $1.5k to ditch the old 3 speed and go to a rebuilt 4 speed toploader.
Bit of an ugly colour but I am not after a show car but a weekend toy so a colour change is not a deal breaker.

So my question is, how does this compare to the current US market?

I can ship a car here for @ USD$3.5k, if I'm in for say $USD$14k for a local car, do I get a better car for my $$ importing?

What say you.

Thanks

Craig
Welcome to the site from Oklahoma. It must have been a good deal as it shows it has been sold. Good luck with your search. Chuck
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#3
Welcome from Iowa. Like chuck said I can no longer see the ad so It is hard to tell what shape the car was in.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#4
I always like to watch ebay. here are a couple you might want to take a look at. I was focused more on driver quality cars than original show cars.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Ford-Mustan...2163853379

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Ford-Mustan...2682026415

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-Ford-Mustan...2234228760

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Ford-Mustan...2264953868

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#5
Thanks all. Well can cancel that off the list now.

Jason, same as you, I am more after a driver than a show car.

Thanks for the links on Ebay. That black 73 looks a nice car (not a great colour for our weather (summer temps here normally sit around 90f and humid). The yellow car would be a great driver base with all of the suspension work done.

The USA option is certainly something I will need to think more heavily about, I know I would love a silver or red M or Q code 71 Fastback. No idea how that sits in your market I will have to just watch a while and see how the prices run.
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Hux;284630 Wrote:Hi all

New to the forum and live in Brisbane Australia. No surprise that 71-73's are not common here and not much choice but heaps cheaper to buy than the 67-70 fastbacks.

I am looking for a resto project that doesnt involve heaps of rust repairs, paint and engine and the mechanical side of things is not a real issue.

This is something I can probably get home for the equivalent of say USD$11k from one of our southern states. Originally 302w 2v now with a 351c 4V
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/henley-be...1126122767

There is an easy $1k in door trims, roof lining plus another $1.5k to ditch the old 3 speed and go to a rebuilt 4 speed toploader.
Bit of an ugly colour but I am not after a show car but a weekend toy so a colour change is not a deal breaker.

So my question is, how does this compare to the current US market?

I can ship a car here for @ USD$3.5k, if I'm in for say $USD$14k for a local car, do I get a better car for my $$ importing?

What say you.

Thanks

Craig

I saw the add before it expired. From what I could see and read about that car, it was a reasonable price in Aussie $$. Your dollar is comparable to our Cdn $, and that is how I viewed it. Seeing the costs associated with importing one, this car would have been a good starting point for the asking money...
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#7
Hi HUX,
Welcome to the forum. I sold a car to Aussie member JamesS. You may want to PM James for any tips he may have. He is in Adelaide.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#8
Hux, don't be fooled by the price of "shipping" @3500 or $2500 or whatever. Those prices are only for putting a car on a container. They do not include GST, port charges, insurance etc. You will pay 10k for shipping by the time you are done. I have imported 2 in the last couple years, can share exact expense. GST is not on the purchase price either. It's on the total cost to get it here plus its value in Oz.


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gpierce;284948 Wrote:Hux, don't be fooled by the price of "shipping" @3500 or $2500 or whatever. Those prices are only for putting a car on a container. They do not include GST, port charges, insurance etc. You will pay 10k for shipping by the time you are done. I have imported 2 in the last couple years, can share exact expense. GST is not on the purchase price either. It's on the total cost to get it here plus its value in Oz.


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Thanks for that. Its something I will need to do a lot more research into. If you have any contacts or specifics I would appreciate them. I am on Shermatt's mailing list and will initiate some contact after Xmas.

Alas the mustang minefield here. Importers wanting what seems premium for resto projects and the limited number of 71-73' Mach1's around that match my interest.
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(12-18-2016, 05:52 AM)Hux Wrote:
gpierce;284948 Wrote:Hux, don't be fooled by the price of "shipping" @3500 or $2500 or whatever. Those prices are only for putting a car on a container. They do not include GST, port charges, insurance etc. You will pay 10k for shipping by the time you are done. I have imported 2 in the last couple years, can share exact expense. GST is not on the purchase price either. It's on the total cost to get it here plus its value in Oz.


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Thanks for that. Its something I will need to do a lot more research into. If you have any contacts or specifics I would appreciate them. I am on Shermatt's mailing list and will initiate some contact after Xmas.

Alas the mustang minefield here. Importers wanting what seems premium for resto projects and the limited number of 71-73' Mach1's around that match my interest.


Well, even knowing the costs I still imported my 73. I couldn't find exactly what I wanted here so I went for it. I'm only saying do it with your eyes openSmile

PM me and I'll send you my spreadsheet of what the last car I imported cost. It was $10,500 USD but with the exchange rate and all fees Inc FX it cost me close to 23k AUD all up. That was with a $3500 USD shipping charge that included $800 road transport to get it from the east coast to a west coast port.

Greg


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