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.
I'm so happy with the Nissan Titan. SCD American Vehicles have done a very professional conversion and l have just done 400kms towing a 2.5 ton caravan in 2 weeks after taking delivery. After owning a Ram 2500 for 4 years the Titan more than matches it in every aspect. The Titan is much more refined and drives like a luxury car . The V8 Cummins is quiet and plenty of torque. The brakes are fantastic. The truck ticks all the boxes. This Truck is very impressive .
Very satisfying experience to deal with a such professional business. Right through from the initial contact too long after the sale. Nothing was an issue, everything was easy and you can tell the staff are experienced and keen to get the best result for the customer. Cheers Eddie, Steve, Michael , KJ and the rest of the team. Loving my new Nissan Titan.
We have recently purchased a Nissan Titan XD Premium Reserve from SCD, which we imported into New Zealand. Our first trip away was a 600k round trip to the South Island West Coast from our home town Nelson. This vehicle towed our 3000k+ Bushtracker Caravan over all our hills with so much ease, it was hard to believe that there was a Caravan on behind. Handling was superb, road noise low, comfort excellent, and fuel economy better than our Nissan patrol 4.2 doing the same trip. Now, when it comes to back up service from SCD, you couldn't find better, even to the point where they sent KJ over here to NZ to assist with the Certification of the Titan in NZ. Good Company, good truck, excellent service and backup, what more could you want.
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.