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 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.