2018 Testimonials

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NEWEST TESTIMONIALS:

(See the 2017 & 2016 Testimonials pages too  - & ask us about the other 600 we have on file!)

 

We recently bought ’56 Chev Belair through Westcoast Classic Imports. As we hadn’t seen the car in person we had to rely on Bryce for details about everything. 
We got heaps of photos and Bryce was completely open and honest about the car. 
There was a lot of work put into the car before we got compliance and we were grateful that Bryce and his team were able to get things sorted for us.
Thanks so much guys for our wonderful car. 
Thanks again Bryce for everything we really appreciate all the effort you put in,
best wishes.
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Mike & Janelle, Coromandel, December 2018      1956 Belair
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I recently purchased a 1999 model Chevy Silverado pickup truck from Westcoast Classics. I have to say, everything that Bryce described to me on the phone  about the trucks that I went out and looked at was “bang on”, both the good points of them and any little blemishes. The general quality and presentation of the trucks that I viewed was right up there and dealing with someone who is straight up and knows his vehicles is really good. If I’m in the market for another American vehicle, I know where I’m going to look.

Thanks Bryce, both myself and my two little boys luv it.

 Skip, Te Puke, November 2018            1999 Silverado

 

Thanks Bryce for an easy deal. Our 81 pickup was just the bees knees, a super clean example of a 37 year old pick up. A couple of minor hiccups but now all sorted. Great company to deal with.

Graham, Hastings, November 2018      1981 Dodge D150

 

We have  been wanting a pick up for  quite a few years now & talking to Bryce about what we wanted for a few years now 😊  Man can this guys find the right cars,  couldn’t believe how  Genuinely clean and tidy the Vehicle was once we saw it.

Westcoast Classics are so easy to deal with &  went over and above to help us, with Bryce taking all the worry & hassle out of the purchase.

If you are ever thinking of buying and American car these are the Guys you need to talk to you will NOT be Disappointed.  We are Extremely Happy!!

Jason & Tania, Tauranga, November 2018       1998 GMC Sierra

 

My husband and I started the process of purchasing a classic car through Bryce and his team at Westcoast Classics early August this year. We are now the proud owners of a 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 which we only just picked up from Bryce last week. Our Pontiac is everything we ever dreamt of and flew through compliance like a breeze. Bryce kept us informed every step of the way from the negotiations in America,  to providing us with series of photos from his team member based in America outlining the car beautifully. From arrival in the port in New Zealand our process to take possession of our car through Westcoast Classics went very smoothly. Excellent communication from both Bryce and his team.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bryce and his team from Westcoast Classics who made the purchasing of our Pontiac Firebird very easy and relaxed. We appreciate the time and effort you took to fulfil our dream of purchasing a classic car. Already we are making memories with our Pontiac Firebird and look forward to showcasing our car at future car events. We enjoyed meeting Bryce and he was very responsive to questions we asked about our 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400.  Cruising through life in our 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 was once a dream but is now a reality through Westcoast Classics.

Kind regards,

Kathleen & Mario, Tokoroa, October 2018        1968 Firebird 400

 

 

I recently purchased a wonderful classic El Camino from Westcoast Classics.

I had followed the recent sales and reviews online and was happy to make the purchase without viewing the vehicle.

I couldn’t be more happy with this decision as the wagon turned out to be even better than I had imagined.

Bryce sure knows his stuff when it comes to great classic vehicles. He is a very trustworthy, helpful and friendly person.

I would recommend him to anyone!

Colin, Tauranga, September 2018         1965 El Camino 

 

Hi Bryce thanks for the email, I really enjoyed the drive home today, the car is just perfect just what we have been looking for. Its been a pleasure doing business with you and Lisa and I found the whole experience really very relaxed and pleasant. We are thrilled with our purchase.  

Tony and Debra Griffin, Ngatea, September 2018          2007 Shelby GT

 

I’ve been looking at purchasing an American V8 muscle car for a long time now, and “looking” is all I’ve really done to be fair. Chevy, Ford, Dodge - old? new? Then settled on the Challenger - seemed like the best of 70s retro and modern in one package. Mopar or no car...
Testimonials sell cars and Westcoast Classic Imports has no end of positive feedback, including repeat business. Pretty much sold it for me for whom I would like to deal with.
I had been watching this recent arrival- ‘14 white Dodge Challenger R/T Classic on FB and Trademe and it ticked all the boxes. Bryce was extremely helpful with questions regarding the car. Communication is top notch, letting you know where the car is at with the LHD permit, any small fixes (band expander for the stereo), down to the day of delivery making sure all the tyre pressures were correct. Thanks heaps Bryce, this is one cool ride.
Cheers 
Julia Lile, Pirongia, August 2018                   2014 Challenger R/T Classic
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I would like to thank Bryce for the professional and friendly service that I received.

Bryce replied promptly to all communication and gave me a full rundown about the imports I was interested in on the phone. It was really great to see the truck I was intending to buy pick me up at the airport. Everything was sorted in a relatively short space of time and I drove away with a large tick on my bucket list. I was equally expressed of the Dodge Ram after the 500km drive home. 

An honest and genuine service to provide a quality product to their customers. I highly recommend Westcoast Classic Imports Ltd if your in the market for an American dream car. 

D. McKenzie, Upper Hutt, August 2018           1996 Dodge Ram

 

We bought a 1968 Ford Mustang Notchback from Bryce from Westcoast Classics last month.

The car was just like he described on his website.

We met Bryce and had a great rapport straight away.

He was open and honest and the car was exactly what we wanted.

We drove it home to New Plymouth from Tauranga without any problems.

If you are looking to buy an American import then you should deal with Bryce, because we think “he is the man”. 

Richard & Linda, New Plymouth, August 2018          1968 Mustang

 

We had the absolute pleasure in purchasing through Bryce at West Coast Classics.  Not only was the communication outstanding with updates every step of the way, but Bryce delivered over and above what we expected with the car.  Our Camaro was in absolute Mint condition and we wouldn’t go anywhere else with purchasing a Classic car.

Can’t recommend West Coast Classics high enough!!  AAAAAA+

Kindest regards 
Claire & Daryl Cross, Martinborough, August 2018        2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
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Cheers Bryce and thank you Westcoast Classics. The 1966 Chrysler Newport is amazing your customer service was awesome everything about the car was just 100% couldn't of asked for a better person to buy off cheers for the car mate thank you very much another happy customer thank you Westcoast Classics. 

Warren, Whangarei, August 2018                   1966 Chrysler Newport 383

 

I think being a third time purchaser from Westcoast Classic Imports is probably a great testimonial in itself. The facts are I like dealing with Bryce, the car you buy is in the condition Bryce tells you it’s in when you first make an inquiry, no surprises. In our case a solid black plate Californian car, not a show car, showing a bit of wear but a great driver, my girls absolutely love their new convertible, Cheers Bryce for another great deal.

Regards

Karl & Hayley Flavell, Papamoa, July 2018      1966 Mustang 

 

Hi. After years of being called a dreamer and a tyre kicker by friends and relatives, an email to Bryce about the Challenger led to a phone call which led to heaps of photos and a few weeks later we flew to Tauranga and picked up this awesome car. I normally don't do impulse buying and like to check things out fully before parting with money but Bryce assured us the car was a good one and he was right. The whole process was incredibly easy and I would have no hesitation in recommending Bryce and Westcoast Classic Imports to anyone wanting to purchase an American car. It really was easy. Thanks again.

Ross, Hawera, June 2018    2012 Challenger R/T Classic

 

 

I've been patiently looking for my ideal classic car for at least 4 years, and boy have I looked at some rough one’s. Then all of a sudden West Coast Classic imports had my dream car on their website. After talking with Bryce (who’s reputation precedes him) and him sending me over 190 photos and any video shots I would like, I then had my team of car enthusiasts some who Bryce would know through past purchases and car shows including mechanics, panel beaters etc look over the photos and videos. They then informed me that this really was a true survivor. So without hesitation or a test drive I struck a deal with Bryce. I must admit it was scary to purchase such a big asset on the blind, but one of the best I have made thanks to the honesty and trust of Bryce and the team at West Coast Classic Imports. Thank you so much for helping to make my classic car dream come true.

Ian (Yachty), Lyttelton, May 2018        1968 Plymouth Satellite

 

I was referred to Bryce from a friend who had previously 'purchased to order' through Westcoast Classic Imports. I provided Bryce with a detailed list of requirements who immediately found two cars that would meet his exacting standards and my exact request. Bryce was highly knowledgable, the communication throughout the process was exceptional, from first phone call to location, recommendation, purchase, shipping, WOF and LHD permit all being seamless. I would highly recommend Bryce should you been in the market for a buy to order purchase.  

Justin Cross, Rolleston, June 2018      2013 Camaro 2SS/RS

 

We had Westcoast Classic Imports recommended to us by a family member who had recently purchased an immaculate Chev Camaro through Bryce.

When the time came that we were ready to purchase a Dodge Challenger, we were fortunate that Bryce had one currently in stock that included all the features we were looking for.

During the purchase process Bryce’s communication with us was excellent and in no time the car was ready for handover.

We have no hesitation in recommending Bryce and his team to source your dream car.

 Mike & Wendy, Palmerston North, June 2018      2017 Challenger R/T Plus

 

 

Bryce at Westcoast Classics is a straight up honest, no bullshit type of guy with a huge passion for American cars.

I brought my vehicle sight unseen so was understandably nervous, but within minutes of talking with Bryce I knew I’d made the right decision to buy through Westcoast Classics.

The whole process was very enjoyable and stress free, fantastic communication, photos, videos and answers to all my stupid questions!

I have now had the car for several weeks which I must say was better than described, and Bryce is continuing to answer my stupid questions, and has helped me source a set of cool wheels!

I would definitely use Bryce again, and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Bryce and the team at Westcoast Classics to anyone who is in the market for an original, unmolested piece of American Iron!

Peter, Hibiscus Coast, June 2018    1965 Chrysler New Yorker

 

As predicted,we love the Challenger!!!!
If you are in the market for a muscle car then Bryce at Westcoast Classics is the guy you should talk too.  Owning a late model muscle car was a dream that kept getting put in the too hard basket.  A friend bought his car from Bryce and after seeing how stress free the process was (and how stoked they are) we contacted Bryce as well.  Everything was easy and well communicated to us.  We have bought and sold many vehicles but it was huge leap of faith buying a vehicle sight unseen from another country.  However our expectations were more than met, Bryce promised we would be impressed with the Challenger and we are!  This won't be the last car we buy from Westcoast Classics.
Cheers
Jodi and Phil, Blenheim, May 2018       2016 Challenger 392 Scat Pack
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Thanks Bryce!  You have been great to deal with. Have been dreaming about a Dodge Ram for a while after talking with Bryce I finely took the plunge , Love it ,  I would not hesitate to recommend you highly to anyone looking to purchase a Classic Vehicle!

Brian & Ingrid  Taupo   April 2018                1996 Dodge Ram Sport

 

 

 

Thanks so much Bryce for selling us your Daily Drive!  We were originally looking for a Dodge Ram, but after talking to Bryce, we ended up purchasing his own GMC Sierra. 

It was a simple and seamless transaction.  We flew up to Tauranga to collect the Truck and drove it home back to Marlborough.  We are absolutely loving the Truck!!!

Thanks Bryce!  You have been great to deal with.  We would not hesitate to recommend you highly to anyone looking to purchase a Classic Vehicle!

Greg & Nicola, Blenhiem, April 2018      1995 GMC Sierra

 

Wanting to buy an American car was a easy choice but who to help in getting it here was the problem. My choice in going with Bryce from Westcoast Classics proved to be a awesome option. Not only did Bryce send up to date information, photos and constant feedback on how the car was progressing in its journey here and through the whole on road process. The car itself was better than expected in every way and even came with a full tank of gas which was very much appreciated. Bryce to you and your team a huge thank you for all your help in this journey and im sure we will be doing business again......again thank you..Muzza, a very happy customer.

Murray, Auckland, April 2018         2012 Challenger R/T

 

“If just want to make a phone call to get the American car of your dreams, Bryce is your man to call. No fuss and  great communication, Bryce keeps you up to date with the whole process. I have no hesitation recommending Westcoast Classics to import your vehicle. So If you want a big V8 I suggest you contact them now before EV’s take over!"

Thanks,

Kessem, Papamoa, April 2018       2016 Challenger Scat Pack 392

 

 

We normally travel to the U.S. to source our own vehicles but after selling our '36 Ford Coupe, were undecided on what we wanted next. The fingers hit the keyboards in search of inspiration from cyberspace. 

Colin noticed a couple of prospects on the Westcoast Imports website, and a few phone calls and extra photos had him re evaluating our next move.

This beautiful 1966 survivor really captured his attention, being an original, unmolested Californian car.

It didn't take long to 'do the sums' and make the decision to buy local instead of going through all the drama of sourcing, cleaning, shipping and complying our own overseas find.

From start to finish, it was a pleasure dealing with Bryce, who we found to be fair and honest. The process was so fast, straight forward and easy, it's hard to believe we now have "Rita" (her colour is the same as a Margarita) safely in our shed.

We have no hesitation in recommending Westcoast Imports, especially if you're new to the world of classic cars and not aware of some of the importing pitfalls.

Thank you Bryce and Lisa. We'll be back.

Barb & Colin, Rotorua, April 2018          1966 Chrysler Newport

 

We are thrilled with our new truck. Bryce made the whole process from start to finish really easy. From our initial contact to buying to delivery Bryce kept us informed the whole way. Fast, easy, friendly. Highly recommend. 👍

Jade & Brad, Featherston, April 2018            1998 F150 XLT    

 

 

Thanks to Bryce at Westcoast Classics made it easy. A pleasure to do business with. Cheers. 

Dave, Papamoa, April 2018         1998 F150 XLT

 

Thanks Bryce for getting me a superb American muscle car at a great price. Love my black on black 2014 Camaro ....its a blast.

Hopy Pete, New Plymouth, March 2018      2014 Camaro 2SS/RS

 

Thanks heaps to Bryce for making the purchase and pick up of my 1964 Airstream very easy. Takes the stress out of importing yourself as you know your dealing with honest reliable people that will go the extra mile. One very happy lady here

Shelly, Richmond, March 2018        1964 Airstream Safari 

 

Hi Bryce buying anything unseen let alone a vehicle that I hadn’t driven had its concerns. I congratulate West Coast Classics for delivering our Chevy Silverado exactly as you described it. The countless photos of every good bit and the very few bad bits was reassuring. Every though there was still those doubts having never done this before and what would we find at compliance time ?

We need not have worried Bryce delivered the Chevy on spec and it was everything he promised. Had its 1st off-road excursion last weekend down to the duck pond for bit of maintenance before duck shooting. Awesome truck Thks Bryce. It’s really Mavericks truck because he’s a big boy for big truck.

Ray (& Maverick), Auckland, March 2018     1997 Silverado Z71

 

I did a trip to the USA in 2016 and drove a Dodge Challenger R/T. I got home, got in my Alfa Romeo and it just didn’t do it for me anymore. So I started researching how to bring in a vehicle from the USA and came across the West Coast Classic Imports web page. I read the many great customer testimonials and got the impression that Bryce was a pretty stand up guy so I made the call on impulse. I told Bryce I was after an R/T Scat Pack or SRT Challenger, 2015 or up, 8 speed Auto, White or Grey. Bryce was up front from the get go and told me my budget was a bit low for what I was after but he’d see what he could find. I was a bit bummed at that stage but he called me back an hour later and said “I like it when I’m proven wrong. I might have a car for you”. He sent me some pics of a beautiful white, one owner, low milage, 2015 Scat Pack. I fell in love in love with the car and the rest is history. Bryce even slowed down the process to meet my time frame which was awesome. We flew up to Tauranga to pick up the car and Bryce met us at the airport, bought us all drink and then took the time to talk me through the features of the car before we took it away. Bryce asked that I call him that evening to let him know how we went and then to call him again when we got back to Wellington. I can’t say enough about the service I’ve received from Bryce and the team at Westcoast Classic Imports. 

Sean, Upper Hutt, March 2018        2015 Challenger Scat Pack 392
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Thanks for the car! it is absolutely awesome buying a car unseen could of been a disaster but Bryce supplied countless photos and answered any concerns i had to ensure i was getting what i wanted. professional service and very highly recommended.
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Hayden, Christchurch, March 2018     1966 Pontiac Le Mans
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Much thanks to Bryce and his team for checking out my TBird prior to purchasing. Bryce was professional, knowledgeable and kept me informed as the car was being driven and checked over in the USA. His honest appraisal meant that I got the car that I wanted with no surprises and the seamless, no hassle process of getting the car back to NZ and complied has been brilliantly worry free. There is no question in my mind that I would use Bryce and his service again."

Cheers,

Nick, Helensville, February 2018       1966 Thunderbird 428

 

Bryce we can't thank you enough for making our impulse purchase of a vintage Safari Airstream a hassle-free reality!

You responded quickly to our queries and talked us through the whole process step by step. Thanks for providing great info, links to fab websites and endless photos which made saying yes easy - or easier at least! Within a day the deal was done and we had bought Peggy-Sue sight unseen!
We were both excited and a tad apprehensive when we went to pick her up,  but there was no need our Airstream was in much better condition then the photos showed. The bonus was an almost original interior!
Bryce and the West Coast Classics team we couldn't recommend you highly enough!  We'll be back, after all we'll need a little bit of American muscle to tow our Airstream!
Monique & Jonti, Port Waikato, February 2018    1956 Airstream Safari 
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Just a quick note to say Thank you so much for my awesome car! 
I am so pleased I came across you when looking for a Camaro...You made the process easy, you gave me ample information and really did make the whole transaction so simple.  I feel you went over and above for my peace of mind.  I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking at getting themselves a bit of american muscle!!  
Thanks,
Jess, Auckland, February 2018     2010 Camaro 2SS/RS

 

 

Credit to Westcoast classics everything was as you said it would be. Communication was good with updates, photos and reports before purchase, when secured, loaded and upon arrival. 

I had a couple of requests Black stripe applied and wheels blacked out. I was impressed with Bryce’s form, putting me in direct contact with his painter ect so I got just what I wanted. Real happy with my Camaro.
Good one guys keep up the good work. 
Regards
Paddy, Waiuku, February 2018         2012 Camaro 2SS/RS
 
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I have never bought a car without seeing/driving it first, let alone one of this value!

I had never met Bryce before so to say I was a little nervous handing over the deposit and then the balance is the understatement of the year! However let me just say that Bryce and the team are absolute professionals and there is absolutely nothing to worry about!

Excellent communication throughout with loads of photos and videos as well. And the car was even better than described, and I had a fairly comprehensive spec list. Nothing was a problem, everything was done and ready when we got to Tauranga so we got a run down on the car from Bryce and drove away, easy as!!

West Coast Classic Imports have been a pleasure to deal with.

Bloody awesome Bryce – thanks a million!

Rodger, Renwick, February 2018    2016 Camaro 2SS

 

I have recently bought a Dodge challenger from Bryce at Westcoast classics. I have always had a eye for American muscle an since traveling to Las Vegas, April 2016 an driving a Dodge Challenger on the Nasscar track I fell in love with the challengers. I had been watching the website for a while an finally decided to take the chance and buy one. Bryce was very good to deal with an was upfront and answered all my questions. Since owning my pride an joy I have shown it off as much as I can, we both get a lot of looks driving down the road as people have the perception of a muscles car being an 'old man's' car but it's not. I would highly recommend Bryce from Westcoast Classics to anyone an definitely use Bryce again to import my next American car. 

Sarah, Napier, February, 2018          2014 Challenger R/T Classic

 

 

Dealing with Westcoast Classics was so easy and hassle free we were kept in the loop every step of the way and could not recommend them more  just an absolute pleasure to do business with and I will defiantly be doing business with them again the Dodge Ram I purchased was so much better than I had expected Thumbs up to Westcoast Classics
Thanking you
Duncan, Ashburton, January 2018    
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Fantastic service!!!  We were extremely impressed with Bryce's knowledge and capability to deliver - we are delighted with our '16 Shelby GT350.  Bryce is friendly, very knowledgeable and reliable – a great communicator - I expect a lot as a consultant and he sure delivered!  I feel that Westcoast Classics offers superb knowledge and superior value to others in the NZ market and would not hesitate to recommend their services to others.  Thanks again.  Guy & Hayley.

Thanks again

Guy, Wellington, January 2018      2016 Shelby GT350

 

"We can't thank Bryce enough for the help getting our new baby, initially nervous buying a car of value unseen and somewhere in the middle of the ocean the process couldn't have been smoother!  We were kept updated throughout and everything was crystal clear and all the hard work done for us.  Friendly, fast and really accommodating..the only downside was our total lack of patience while we waited to get our hands on her although it was worth it to enjoy the 1000km road trip home without a single hiccup in a 50 year old car!  We hope to be back for another Westcoast Classic soon".

Ricki & Andi, Darfield, January 2018         1969 Buick Electra

 

I've been wanting to get myself a 67/68 Mustang for as long as I can remember. I saw a 68 advertised on TradeMe and that's how I met Bryce and got to know about West Coast Classics. Bryce was key in turning a bit of a dream of mine into a really cool reality. For a guy like me who's not too mechanically minded, Bryce ran me through the whole process around work done on the car to date, stuff still required to be done once the vehicle landed in NZ. While this was going on, I was on a family holiday overseas for 6 weeks. The whole time I was away Bryce kept me informed along every step of the way.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Bryce and West Coast Classics to anyone thinking of making real on their dreams to own their special vehicle.

Don, Tauranga, January 2018      1968 Mustang