good point,example is there are plenty of good quality 550/575s in the UK,which are ideal for OZ.
Problem is I'm old school ,always been a RR/Bentley perv,just scene to many imports of that marque ...I'm gun shy of imports....silly really.
Yup, i'm assuming you are talking about all the imported crap from Hong Kong that flooded Australia in the mid 90's??? Rollers, Bentley's, 928's 911 etc...
Things have changed now, ofcorse there are still a heap of dodgey colluding with mechanics and importers, but there is still as much chance of the various dealers and mechanics working together to get more out of a customer.
Prices of Aussie/imported later model RAWS imports are basically the same now, hardly any price difference at all.
As for condition it depends where it was imported from (UK/SIngapore have very different climates).
The whole point of RAWS was to regulate the imported cars, 355's and newer cars have a different criteria to check off to make a good car than pre 355 erra cars (except 355's may also have issues with rust where as 360's onwards are generally much better because of the larger use of aluminium).
For old stuff I have no idea, i've never ventured into classic cars apart from a Yellow Pinafarina converted RHD f40 I looked at for sale in the UK in 2011 (ex Bruni car) that was pretty far customised (had different seats, full leather interior, luxury style dash and a few other non standard accesories that wrecked the car), then there was issues with the fuel tanks and all this other stuff that I as a normal person and not a mechanic couldn't be bothered dealing with.
I still have pics of the car on this laptop. Now LHD f40's are getting rego as they are reaching classic status anyway