Californian Image is the largest privately owned and operated Shipping Company of American Muscle Cars and Bikes from the USA to Australia. Our Price is all Inclusive and we will provide you with a written quote and agreement form to prove that! We can assist in helping you finalise your deal in the USA, or help with locating your American Dream Car .We offer a direct weekly container service to Brisbane.

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Steps to follow in Finding, Locating, Purchasing and Importing your dream Car!

  • To locate aVehicle you must have a clear title, you can request a copy. If you find a vehicle you like, contact the seller in the USA to find out more about the car. Make sure the vehicle has a clear title . If you are happy with the seller and arrangements, organise the agreed price and request the sellers banking details to Wire Transfer the funds directly to his/her account. (This is the safest way to transfer your funds)

  • Contact Californian Image to fill out our shipping forms to process and log in your vehicle for shipping. In these forms we will send you a SED form. This will need to be sent to the seller to be filled out and signed. The original needs to be sent to our USA depot for shipping.

  • Every Vehicle requires an Import approval Application from Canberra, this cost - 50.00 and the following paperwork is required - Import approval application - Bill of Sale - Photo of the vehicle - List of modifications - Photocopy of your ID or passport

  • Once the sellers has cleared funds, Californian Image can organise to pick the vehicle up direct from your sellers door to our USA depot. You need to mark YES for pick up on the shipping form and we will invoice you for payment of the inland transport.

  • The following paperwork can be sent to our USA depot, which is required to ship your vehicle - Original Title - Bill of Sale - Shippers export form - These can also be sent to our USA depot at
    Californian Image USA 15501 Texaco Ave. Paramount, CA 90723

  • Insurance
    If Insurance is required the cost is 375.00, for full insurance cover while your car is in transit to Australia Please contact Piranha Insurance on 07 4927 8400 or 0418 792 211. Please find enclosed insurance information. Mark YES on your shipping form to state you have organised insurance direct through Piranha Insurance.

  • Loading of the vehicle , once all paperwork has been lodged the car is ready to be shipped. We load containers weekly for a direct service into Brisbane with a 4 week transit time. Please allow 1 week to be loaded and on the ship , and a week to unload the container once it arrives.

  • Payment required
    We will invoice you for the agreed shipping price a week prior to the container arriving. The gst invoice will be issued on schedule of unpacking the container.

  • Compliance
    All Vehicles prior to 1982 require a L01 and L02 Compliance, once your vehicle has cleared Customs, we can carry out the compliance for you, so the vehicle will be ready for registration .

  • Cost
    Shipping medium size car - 3400.00 Shipping large Vehicle - 3400.00 Insurance - 375.00 Import Approval - 50.00
    Compliance 4 seater - 1250.00 Towing to Narangba for Compliance - 100.00 GST is calculated on the price of the vehicle plus shipping cost = 10% GST Duty will apply to all vehicles 1982 to current year.

Need more support? Call us (07) 3293 4055