About SCD American Vehicles
Our mission is to provide Australians with great American vehicles through our reliable remanufacturing conversion process and exceptional customer support (available nation-wide).
Based in Brendale, north side of Brisbane Queensland, our factory has the full capacity to remanufacture vehicles, complete servicing and accessory fit-outs. Our customers are also welcomed on-site which features a show-room and customer lounge.
We are driven to set standards in the right-hand dive (RHD) remanufacturing industry. Our engineering team are constantly looking for new processes and solutions to improve safety and drive quality. Because of this, we hold the highest level of Australian Government-granted manufacturing approvals.
To further support and maintain our customer relationships Australia-wide, we welcome them to our SCD American Vehicles Dealer Network. With partners like American Motors (South Australia) and Trucks n Toys (Sydney), no one is left behind.
2011 - The Beginning
Steve Davison imported a Ford Mustang GT500, had it converted and sold it. Steve realised there is business to be made here and the idea of SCD American Vehicles was born.
2012 - A Partnership and Three Camaros
Steve partnered with a good friend, Eddie Kocwa. Together they imported, converted and sold three Camaros within the year. This partnership formed the basis of SCD American Vehicles.
2012 - First Shop
Quickly realising the potential of their service, Steve and Eddie leased their first shop at Gympie Road, Chermside. They took a risk on a 10 month lease and quickly modified the back of the offices to become a makeshift workshop to convert cars in-house.
2014, January - Needed more room
SCD needed more space! The company moved into 1856 Sandgate Road Virginia, a 700m2 tin shed, on a month by month lease. This shed offered more room work on Camaros as well as Rams. Grew to 7 staff members.
2014, September - The Cross Shaft Conversion
Steve redesigned the conversion process and developed the innovative Cross Shaft conversion method, which set the SCD American Vehicles apart from the industry.
2014, November - Engineer on Board
SCD employed KJ, a full time federal engineer who handles all compliance and engineering standards for SCD to this day. Grew to 8 staff members.
2015, July - Cross Shaft Confirmed By Government
Government audited the SCD's Cross Shaft conversion and approved it for passenger vehicles.
2016, August - A Challenger Approaches
The company started importing and converting Dodge Challengers. Grew to 12 staff members.
2017, January - Nissan Titan Conversions
Next task! The company introduced the Nissan Titan XD for the Australian market.
2017, July - American Vehicle Servicing & Accessories
Introduced American vehicle servicing and accessories with a dedicated sales staff. SCD now employed 15 staff members.
2017, July - Expansion!
The company acquired 1860 Sandgate Road, a 2500m2 shop and the start of a proper conversion facility.
2017, August - Growth & Bank Backing
Bank backing for trade funding due to impeccable history - sales became much easier for customers and the company. CFO was employed. The company commenced exporting to to Hong Kong, PNG, Malaysia and Indonesia.
2018, August - New Facility in Brendale.
The company purchased a new facility (40 Kremzow Road, Brendale). Customised shop fit out to be exactly as needed. Now employing to 19 staff members.
2018, November - Paint & Panel Shop Purchased
Purchased Stewart’s Smash Repairs and rebranded as Autokraft. Now at 26 staff members.
2019, April - Bigger Is Better!
Acquired more space at 36 Kremzow Road (nicknamed "K2"), a dedicated shop to manufacture RHD dashboards. Now at 30+ staff members employed and growing.
what other glowing review can I give of the team at SCD other than buying one of their vehicles after dealing with them for over 8 years? the lengths they go to for their clients during the sale and even more so after the sale is complete is unparalleled. I have financed many clients for them over the 8 years I have worked with them and not one has even had a bad experience & I have seen first hand the lengths they will go to for any warranty repairs flying interstate even repairing a vehicle that was out of warranty and had been sold by their original owner (who purchased off SCD) at their cost. Yes they do refer me business and have done so for years but if their product was not up to scratch or had constant issues I definitely would have heard about it from my clients and there is no way I would have spent six figures (a few figures over budget) myself on one of their rams, a decision I am very happy I made.
The SCD Team is the absolute best for conversions and after sales support. They continue to exceed our expectation in every facet of their operation. Extremely professional and always available for support. As the team who do the conversions, they know all about their vehicles. Nothing is ever a problem. We have never dealt with a company that is so committed to providing such a high level of customer service. We just love our Ram 2500. It tows our 4.5t Bushtracker with absolute ease and great economy.
The team at SCD have been fantastic to deal with from first contact to delivery of my ram 1500. The open communication and updates along the way made the process stress free and reassuring. The end product was my truck being converted and delivered with exceptional quality as it was promised. After owning the vehicle for over a month now, nothing has changed. The after sales service has been fantastic. I can highly recommend SCD if your after a no fuss and reliable experience.
I have purchased two vehicles from SCD American Vehicles and have no complaints. Eddie and the team are more than capable of producing a RHD US muscle car conversion. The end result is flawless considering it wasn’t mass line produced in the US. I would recommend SCD, not like some of the ratings of 1 star by people who have never dealt with them.
Personalised service combined with expect experience within the industry. I have purchased 3 vehicles with this company and have always been more than happy with the product, service and after sales care provided.