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NCRAW

Inspecting a skyline interstate (SA)

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Howdy all. Used to be a member long time ago. Looking at buying a mid 80s skyline.

does anyone recommend a mobile inspector in Adelaide who knows their old skylines assuming I won’t be able to take the car to a shop. Or an experienced known member willing to, happy to pay. The garage where the car is in has a hoist. 
 

ive never bought a car from interstate and sort of nervous as car is unreg and been in storage but done the ppsr vin engine no etc etc all checks out even the export cert. any help would be greatly appreciated. 
 

 

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Depending on the model, you would want it to go to a Skyline specialist shop (within reason).

I have had bought both my cars from interstate. Both cars were inspected by reputable workshops (Galvsport & CRD). 

If you're at the other end of the spectrum (clapped out R31 for $500), you could probably just go for a normal NRMA/RAC test. 

I'm sorry i don't have any specific workshops for you, but you can try these threads, 

https://www.sau.com.au/forums/topic/54061-best-adelaide-skyline-workshops/

https://www.sau.com.au/forums/topic/431425-reputable-workshop-in-adelaide/

Alternately here is the search.

https://www.sau.com.au/forums/search/?q=Adelaide Workshop&fromCSE=1

Most of these are probably pretty old, so make sure you check google and facebook reviews of places. Good luck.

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Thanks Steve much appreciated. Where u there when you bought interstate or left it to the shop and organised transport? 

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1 hour ago, NCRAW said:

Thanks Steve much appreciated. Where u there when you bought interstate or left it to the shop and organised transport? 

No problemos. 
I live in Melbourne and bought a car from Perth (Galvsport) and from Sydney (CRD). 

To be super clear, I did an insane amount of homework on both cars (in terms of modifications for the LM and the history of the Silver GTR), to the point where i knew the background of both better or as well as the sellers. 

Once I was happy with the cars inspections, I was planning to go and see them both and buy in person. Unfortunately, my life dictated otherwise. For the LM, I flew to a mine-site for 4 weeks straight and for the KR4 GTR, I purchased it around xmas, so my availability and that of the seller was not compatible. 

For the LM, I made the purchase, once the car was stored at Glavsport. That way, I owned the car, and it was in a workshop I trusted until it was shipped over by Galvsport. 
For the KR4, I did it differently, I put down a deposit, then arranged my own transport (Allens Car Carriers I think, i can dig it out if you need it), once I had it all booked in ready to go. I paid the day before at 4pm in full. Car carrier showed up and took the car at 10am the next day. They were great and the driver inspected the car before he took it. I had provided him with the CRD inspection report, so he knew it should be in perfect condition. 

For the KR4 I was a little worried, i'd have to call in all my favours from my Sydney friends or fly up at short notice if things went south, but nothing did and it's all history now. 

My advice would be if you can't be there, ensure you get a reputable inspection and go for the workshop storage option, the stress of buying a car privately unseen for big money was excruciating and could easily have seen me get ripped off.

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Try JMS Japanese Motosport for a pre purchase inspection etc mate they are very helpful and will be happy to help!

 

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