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IH Clearing Auction - Western Australia

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I wouldn't be surprised if some members here knew Tony Pailthorpe, a huge Inter man who made many trips to the US. Well it's sadly time for the second clearing sale for the fruits of his hobby. Perhaps there's some items that'll be of interest here.

http://www.tonypailthorpe.com/collection/

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If I can only hit the lottery between now and then.

Dennis

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I would love to have that auto wagon!!!!!!!

jerry

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11 hours ago, metamora farmall said:

I bet the shipping to the US. Would be expensive. 

Next day air?

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I mean getting one of the tractors shipped. That can not be cheap. Plus customs 

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Clearing customs would be the biggest hurdle. That's a nice collection. Love to have any of the old titans or moguls!

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What's a few thousand dollars for shipping and customs when it's a 20k to 150k purchase to start with? :P

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Shouldn’t be any harder than us importing cars from the US. There are companies that specialise in sourcing and importing cars to Australia, based on the West Coast of America. I am sure they would have a fair idea on doing the reverse. 

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On 1/14/2018 at 8:34 AM, RustyNumbat said:

I wouldn't be surprised if the Titan attracted an "international" buyer...

I like this one. I am sure you meant non domestic but it's a great pun too 

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5 hours ago, 5088downunder said:

Shouldn’t be any harder than us importing cars from the US. There are companies that specialise in sourcing and importing cars to Australia, based on the West Coast of America. I am sure they would have a fair idea on doing the reverse. 

A truckie I worked with was a big Mustang fan. He was buying and importing models from the US for under 30,000 AUD that were selling in aus for over 60,000.

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32 minutes ago, RustyNumbat said:

A truckie I worked with was a big Mustang fan. He was buying and importing models from the US for under 30,000 AUD that were selling in aus for over 60,000.

Not surprised. My cousin imported a whole container of road bikes from the US. He sold all but one he wanted. Made good money on the deal. There seems to be so much old stuff over there with next to no miles on it compared to what’s over here!

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8 hours ago, RustyNumbat said:

A truckie I worked with was a big Mustang fan. He was buying and importing models from the US for under 30,000 AUD that were selling in aus for over 60,000.

How do you switch them over to right hand drive? I know some models were made with that provision in mind but most weren't. I know the early Mustangs were one model that had provision for conversion. or do just drive them like the rural mail carriers do here with their right hand drive Japanese SUVs. My neighbor has one for his route and he tells me it is no problem with the smaller size vehicles. 

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The last time I was in Brisbane, there was a guy that had a dozen or so 55 and 57 Chevy's. He said he was getting them from Mexico. 

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3 hours ago, George 2 said:

How do you switch them over to right hand drive? I know some models were made with that provision in mind but most weren't. I know the early Mustangs were one model that had provision for conversion. or do just drive them like the rural mail carriers do here with their right hand drive Japanese SUVs. My neighbor has one for his route and he tells me it is no problem with the smaller size vehicles. 

They can be driven as LHD here now. But there are companies that convert them to RHD. Walkinshaw are converting new Dodge Rams to RHD now. It makes them very expensive though. 

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One thing to keep in mind, if any animal or plant diseases exist within the  country, of origin, getting farm equipment might be tough to get in this country. I know of one instance of this happening. That guy got to know his congressman and senators real well. He did get his tractor in here. It took the better part of a year to get it. 

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When we were in Australia a couple years ago we visited the American Car Museum in New Castle, New South Wales.  Every car inside was LH drive.  We commented that we had to travel to the otherside of the world to see old american made cars.  Met the owner and he had quite a story of how he brought them from America.  He made many trips over here with astounding amounts of cash and filled containers to send back.  One car had come from Leno's collection so you know he didn't buy cheap ones.  There were GTO, Mustang, big Buick and Olds 98 cruisers, Bat mobile, even a 1954 ford police car from Allen County Indiana.  Owner was a real common guy but just happened to own the largest security firm in the southern hemisphere.

jerry

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4 hours ago, 5088downunder said:

They can be driven as LHD here now. But there are companies that convert them to RHD. Walkinshaw are converting new Dodge Rams to RHD now. It makes them very expensive though. 

There is a crew in Gympie that does F-trucks.  Apparently they do the dash panels with 3D printing.

I'd guess for the early Mustangs that the local rhd Falcon steering box would have been a good start.

Last ad I saw the top Ram was $A140,000.  Not sure if that included on the road costs.   ($A = around $US 0.75 - 0.8)

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