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Cruisin Automotive | Malaga

Cruisin Automotive brings quality products to the Australian market at very competitive prices.

We specialise in US products for American Muscle Cars and Classics, Hot Rods and Custom Cars. We also deal in upgrade components for the latest era of cars such as Chevy Silverado’s, Dodge Rams, new model Mustangs & Camaro’s. Cruisin Automotive has the largest range of products in stock in Western Australia, from steel bodies, chassis, right through to lights, trim, electrical, Polished or Chromed brightwork, Brake systems & Fuel Injection.

We are fully authorised and accredited. We have a Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence for a Corporation. Licence No. MRB8085 (includes Certificate of Authorised Premises).

Ian the owner, has been involved in hot-rodding since 18-years-of age. His passion and love of cars has led him to start Cruisin Automotive. Ian has owned many muscle cars, hot rods and enjoyed owning and driving all of them.

Being life-long involved in cars and customizing has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of people and be able to share their passion for cars, Ian said. I was able to recognize an opportunity in the local market, after discovering that many of America’s largest and most successful produces of high quality aftermarket products, were not represented here in Australia. After personally travelling to the USA and meeting these manufacturers, then through significant investment in setting up dealerships and purchasing stock, Cruisin Automotive now brings quality products to the Australian market at very competitive prices. I am able to achieve this through low overheads and low profit margins. I only charge what the freight costs. I have extensive knowledge of importing parts and cars. My network of people and personal contacts throughout the USA, ensures the experience you have with Cruisin Automotive will be a pleasant one.

Ian owns this 1933 Ford Tudor, which was completed in 1997 after several years of meticulous, painstaking work and pleasure. Hundreds of hours in the shed, but as we know this disease/passion is not about the time it takes, it is about the love of creating and driving something unique.

The car is a steel body with a heavily modified original chassis. A fuel injected 327 Chevrolet powers the car with a turbo 400 transmission. The ever-reliable Ford 9″ rear end is used with coil overs and parallel 4 bar. The front end has a dropped beam axle with parallel 4 bar, and transverse leaf spring.

The car has won many trophies over the years: Top Unfinished 1996, Top two-door sedan from 1997 to 2001, again in 2007 at the Adelaide Hotrod and Street Machine Spectacular.

The interior is finished in tweed and leather with a Camaro tilt column and a Lecarra steering wheel. A set of Smith gauges monitor all the fluids in the car. The front seats are Honda and the rear seats are made to suit the car.

The rear seat splits and folds forward to give you access to the battery and trunk.

With sound deadening throughout the car and a Vintage air conditioning system it is always a pleasure to drive.

Halibrand wheels and all stainless steel hardware throughout. Custom headers and all stainless steel exhaust. The car is mostly unchanged since it was first registered. No need to change something that is just the way you want it.

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