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Hello John remember me  I bought the red/ red 1959 Corvette from you. Well finally the car has arrived in England and I have seen it and driven it. It is a wonderful example and I would like to thank you enormously for the help and attention you have given me in my plight.I arrived at the docks this morning and there amongst the containers and cranes and trucks was this brilliant vehicle, needless to say the battery was flat but the recovery guy I found managed to jump start it and soon it was warmed up and sounding very mean. I drove it around a bit and then into the covered wagon and then off to the storage place which is close to where I live. I made sure lots of people were there and it received tons of admiration, it sat there amongst Ferraris Bentleys Porches and other cars worth ten times more but non looked so good - but then I am bias. Thank you once more and the folder packed full of receipts and the photo disc are fascinating. What an amazing job was done converting such a project car into this magnificent vehicle. I hope you’re well and business is profitable Best regards Antony, England  
It’s a daunting task buying a Corvette from the States when you live on the other side of the world.  Luckily, I found John at GM Down Under early in my search on the Corvette Forum, as he had high recommendations from a number of members as a straight guy.  He steered me away from a few potential early mistakes, and I decided to put my name down with him and wait until the right car came up. Soon a ’58 matching my requirements for year, colour and style (driver) came up and he let me know.  Against all advice I bought the car sight unseen while traveling in Europe, but I had confidence in John’s honest assessment of the car, good photos and straight answers to my myriad of questions.  I paid a bit more to get the undercarriage restored, which ended up saving me a lot of time and money at this end in quarantine clearance.  He helped me with arranging shipping and delivered the car the car to them as part of his service.  He even put a new battery in it when the old one failed just before delivery. Finally it arrived after two months and I was not disappointed.  We put some fuel in it at the depot and drove it home ourselves without a hitch. John didn’t just sell me a car - he helped me fulfill a 20-year dream of owning a C1, and I am very grateful. Dave, Perth, Australia
Hi John I am very happy with the 1959 Corvette purchase and I have no hesitation  in recommending you in the future I hope we have the opportunity to make another purchase from you again. Bill, Melbourne, Australia  
"to all who want to know about my experience with John finding good quality corvettes was not easy for someone like me knowing not much about the value driving criteria and doing all the search out of Germany.Before I found John´s website I went through some frustrating experiences. Thats why I was sceptic at first but the longer we exchanged mails my confidence in John grew steady. One of his ice breaking statements was "I want you to be happy" and today after having bought a perfect top flight scoring 57 corvette I only can say "he really made me happy"! It was absolutely pleasure to do business with with John.  He is a very honest guy. Never ever any of his statements was wrong. To finalize the deal I flew to LA for a few days and when I first saw the car I immediately fell in love with it. John offered it as an outstanding quality car and it was all true. Not knowing really much about this corvettes I had an expert joining me and he confirmed everything John had promised. I only can recommend to do business with him especially if you do it from abroad and have to rely on his statements. You won´t be disappointed. Thanks a lot John!"Lothar Ravensburg, Germany  
The car is great and much better than I expected. Fun car. I love it. Thanks for the great service and your honesty. I will recommend you to all. Thanks again Harry. 56 Vette, North Carolina  
“Buying a car on the other side of the world”John from Gmdownunder cars has been a great asset to have when either buying a car from his great range of no B/S cars or when needing a car inspected.John went out of his way to help me buy a very nice 57 Corvette, he did the inspection, Dealt with the seller , organized the delivery to his shop, organized repairs, sourced parts and then delivered the car to the dock.I am very grateful for all of Johns advise and unbelievable service.I wish we had that sort of service in Australia. THANK YOU SO MUCH I owe you a beer Cheers John Webb Australia  
John, Thank you for standing behind the quality of your vehicles.  I  purchased a 68 Camaro for my son and you delivered a perfect car for him. You made sure it was in great condition, both mechanically and aesthetically before you delivered it to me.  It was a pleasure dealing with you and it is rare that you find a person of such great character at any car dealership.  You are an honest, straight forward person and I would recommend you to everyone.  I hope to do more business with you in the near future.   John Rusconi, Los Angeles  
Hello there mate!! I apologize that so much time has passed since I touched base! I have been incredibly busy with my work, my kids and of course cruising in my fabulous corvette!! I am still thrilled to pieces and have to pinch myself when I see it in the driveway! I have a great mechanic who gets a kick out of the car and is honest and helpful...invaluable!! On that note, thank you for your contribution to getting the car running right. He told me he spoke to you and you ponied up which helped my bill so THANK YOU JOHN!!  I have to figure out a few things along the way but it is an old car after all.  We have found a great supplier of parts in Calgary so that helps.  And of course I have you!!  Anyhow thanks again so much for all the help, I hope to talk to you again soon!! Gayle, Canada. 1965 Corvette convertible  
"As a foreigner it is not easy to buy a quality mid-year Corvette in the US. There are too many "good offers" around. Once I got in contact with GM Down Under I got a sense that I was dealing with honest people. The 65 maroon 327/365 coupe I bought is a honest car, beautiful in all respects, but still a car that we can enjoy. We look forward to the day it arrives safely in Oslo, Norway!"  
Hi John, just wanted you to know everything went fine with the car, I have it safe and sound here at home and have been driving it around almost every day! I love it (except for the “Armstrong” steering). The car is awesome and much better than expected.Thanks again, I’ll be in touch next Spring, I might want to buy a 65-67 Vette. If you ever come across a nice one that is black w/red interior and a 4 speed let me know! I would have no problem buying another car from you. Cheers Ken, British Columbia, Canada.  
John, I received the 60 corvette last week. I'm very happy by the state of this car! My customer also is very happy. Thank you for this good transaction and good car, I'll recommend your company to all my customers in France! Alex    1960 Corvette  
John, Thank you for taking the time educating me during the purchase of my White 1966 Convertible.  I have looked forward to this for some time.I had the opportunity to buy this car from you last year and didn’t buy it. Fortunately for me, a year later the same car came up for sale, you contacted me, this time I was not going let it go. Our visit to you show room with my wife Joyce was the clincher, you explained in detail why this particular car with all its matching numbers would be a great investment for the future.When it came to the transaction, it was smooth and without any problems. My car is everything I expected and more, numbers matching, NCRS winner, Great condition, runs and drives like a dream.As far as I’m concerned, GM DownUnder is the only place to find and buy that one of a kind dream Corvette. Thank you for your honesty and help it has been a great experience. Marty & Joyce. Newport Beach, CA  
Hi JohnI am sorry about the time getting back to you, the car  arrived at corvette clinic on the 15 April, it looks great I am really happy with it.Thank you for letting me know about the hardtop, it was a very good colour match can hardly notice the difference in the two red shades.  Thank you also for placing a cloth between body and hardtop for traveling, it arrived without any scratches or marks. The car sounds fantastic with the 427 engine.  It has been a pleasure dealing with you, you made the buying of the car a trouble free enjoyable time.Have a great day. Cheers...Ron G.  
John, I just wanted to share my pictures with you and others and let them know what they can make of a project car, I have close to 10K in to the restro job and other than tweeking the engine and doing some electrical work the car is done. I bought this in 2002 before I went to Iraq for my 1st tour I did some drag racing with it for a year then started the frame on restro job with  a lot of local friends and shops pitching in. You were easy to work with and a fair dealer. I will be looking for a 69 T-top in a  few years and you will be my 1st stop. Thanks again and the car drives and looks great. I went with new silver paint, a 2 inch  front drop on Eaton springs , air shocks in the rear, vintage torque thrust American racing wheel (rims) , ghost blue flames  that change blue hues in the light, roman red interior with dyna mat under the new carpet, am/fm/cd player 200 wt alpine  amp Boston acoustic speakers and a lot of extras as well as all new gauges and a new jell coat under the paint. I’m sorry it took me a yr to get this to you but I have been in Afghanistan and just could get on the internet much.   Ed “Brick” B, TX  
I have known John @ GM Downunder for several years, I was introduced to him by an NCRS Master Judge as a qualifed  inspector on a purchase of a 66 427/390 coupe for a client of mine. Upon delivery from California to the new owner in  Georgia the new owner was ecstatic about the condition an representation of the car. By the way it was later Top Flighted at  a Regional event. Since that time we have arranged several other purchases and I always rely on his expertise when I am  purchasing cars, of which I own ten, 54 Red/red (john found), 65 Red/red Fuelie, 66Black/red 427/390 AC coupe, 66 Black/red  427/425 coupe, 68 Red/black 427/435 coupe, 69 Black/black 350/350 AC convertible, 69 Black/red 427/390 AC coupe, 69  Red/red 427/390 AC convertible, 69 Black/black 427/400 AC coupe, and a 90 Black/red ZR1 with 1250 miles. He has always  given me all the facts, good and bad, I won't buy a car unless I run it past John, I value his honesty and his expertise. Greg MO.  
Hi John, I just wanted to say thank you for the great experience in the purchase of my beautiful Nassau Blue 66 Coupe from GM  Downunder.  From your courtesy with picking me up at the airport to your professionalism and helpfulness in answering my  many questions it is all greatly appreciated. This is a car that I have been in love with since the first one I saw as a child in  the mid 60's. Who could not love those beautiful flowing lines by the legendary Bill Mitchell and Larry Shinoda.   Thank you  John for helping make my dream come true! Best Wishes,Lincoln Singer. Phoenix, AZ I have dealt with John at GM Down Under for a number of years. I have found him to be knowledgeable , honest, and  forthright. Every time that I have inquired about a car, he has disclosed everything that he is aware of about the car. He has  purchased several cars from me and has always paid promptly and handled all the paperwork efficiently. From my  experience, I would trust him more than other dealers (and private parties) whom I have bought cars from. Just one  customer's opinion. Dana, San Carlos  
John There is always some risk when you live on the east coast and you have interest in purchasing a classic car that is located on the west coast. In my case I truly felt that any risk was minimal. Your honest representation of the '57 Corvette that I just purchased from you is consistent with the comments that I read in your customer comments section. I genuinely appreciated your straightforward and timely response to my many questions. After 10 days of anxiously waiting for the car to travel from coast to coast, it arrived this past Saturday around noon. To say that I was impressed with the car would be a gross understatement. I immediately proceeded to take the car for a short spin and it is one of the best riding C1 Corvettes I have ever driven. It just happened that the local Corvette Club was having a show that day so, I decided to register it for judging virtually right off the truck and I won first place. How’s that for a validation? Thanks again John for being such a reputable professional. Scott. Hershey, Pa.  
John I just wanted to say how much I appreciated working with you on the purchase of my ’65 vette.On dealings with you and your mechanic Rusty, you were both honest and a pleasure to deal with. I originally called about another vette. In talking to the both of you, you were accurate in explaining the car. (some other dealers weren’t so accurate in their claims).You picked me up at the airport and later delivered me to the hotel. Even after you knew I wasn’t going to get that car, you took at least an hour to explain items I should look for when looking for a corvette. Also, I’d like to say everyone else I had dealings with said you were honest and forthcoming. John knew the mechanic who had serviced the ‘65 for the last several years and gave me his name and number, so I could be at ease with the mechanics of the car. John also arranged shipping, and when putting the hard top on, even put on protection tape to preserve the paint from marring. He didn’t have to do that, but shows the extra detail that shows he’s not just in it for the money. P.S. I Love my car!!!! Jim, Longview WA.  
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John, My car finally arrived yesterday.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your accurate assessment of the car and willingness to “work” for me and tell me exactly what to expect.  I really never expected to buy a car sight unseen, from a dealer, all the way across country and yet that is exactly what I did.  I doubt I would have done this if it hadn’t been a Fuel Injected 65.  I figured it was priced right and rare enough I couldn’t go wrong.  Anyway, your honesty and integrity was great and notable because it certainly would have been easy to profit from this deal for yourself.  I hope I get to meet you someday.  Alan S.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN I have always loved C4 Corvettes, especially the later ones. I bought a 1989 model coupe in 1999 when I lived in the USA and just loved it. For the past year or so I have been trying to find one in Australia that suited me, to no avail. It seems that there is never enough leg room for the driver after they have been converted to RHD. Almost in desperation, in late 2016 I contacted Dave Harber at GM Downunder to see if he thought he could modify a RHD C4 to provide more legroom for a tall bloke like me. When he told me he knew very little about C4s I was somewhat surprised. His core business is C3s and earlier models. However, he invited me to come over to his shop at Bribie Island to have a chat about my problem, which I did. And I am very glad that I did. After talking for a while we both came to the conclusion that the best thing I could do (apart from buying one of the C2s or C3s he had for sale) was to import my own C4 from the USA, with his help and the help of his colleague John in Los Angeles. The age of the car then became important because we wanted to keep it LHD and not do any conversion.We began to search. Dave spoke to me frequently during this process and he was always warning me to be careful about what was available on the internet and, under no circumstances, should I buy a car sight unseen. He was so emphatic about being careful with whom you deal, based on his many years of experience importing cars from the USA. Surprisingly, we identified a suitable car fairly quickly, and, fortunately, it was in Los Angeles, not far from John’s shop. I was able to convince the seller, via email, to get in touch with John and bring the car in for inspection. It met with John’s approval and we bought the car. That was the easy part. Getting the car shipped to Australia was the hard part. That’s where Dave’s expertise came to the fore. He organised everything,  there was nothing I had to do. Shipping, customs, quarantine, roadworthy, compliance, all done. And through it all he would be on the phone keeping me up to date with where things were at and if the end was in sight. Numerous unforeseen problems can arise during a project such as this but Dave was always a calming and positive influence. He kept telling me to be patient, it would all turn out OK, and it did. The final step was getting the car registered, which Dave’s wife Krysy attended to with calm assurance.I am terribly grateful to Dave and Krysy (and to John in LA) for what they have done to help me become the proud owner of my dream car. Thanks and best wishes to you both. Mike. 1987 Corvette convertible, Brisbane Australia.