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So it's 2017......

So it's 2017......

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Captain Cadillac

Original Poster:

2,974 posts

110 months

Friday 6th January
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And the earliest Chims are now eligible for import. biggrin

The search begins! Any leads on an early LHD car would be very much appreciated.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

20,696 posts

158 months

Friday 6th January
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A 25 year old LHD Chimaera....should be loads hehe



Captain Cadillac

Original Poster:

2,974 posts

110 months

Friday 6th January
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
A 25 year old LHD Chimaera....should be loads hehe
One can dream! laugh

geeman237

341 posts

108 months

Saturday 7th January
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I don't think Chimeras were in production until 1993 and a car cannot be imported before its actual production date or first known date of registration. So if your car was an April 1992 build date you cannot import it before April.
I've got my November 1992 Griffith 4.3 already tucked away in storage in the UK ready and waiting ;-)
Good luck with a LHD search. They are out there in mainland Europe but I understand they have a bit of a price premium.

Brithunter

381 posts

11 months

Saturday 7th January
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Even in Europe most owners seem to have RHD cars the only left hookers that I have seen advertised are darned expensive............................ like in the 30k region price bracket.

Have seen an early 4.0L offered for sale in the next county claimed to be in the first 25 produced but that was registered mid 1993 and is of course RHD. How much such a car would cost to ship to the US and register over there .................................... well of that I have no idea.


Edited by Brithunter on Saturday 7th January 10:06

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ianwayne

1,438 posts

191 months

Saturday 7th January
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Having driven in the USA a few times, a RHD car wouldn't be that much of a problem in most places, unless you go through a lot of drive-ins, e.g. banks and car parks, not just for food! Unless you live somewhere that has mostly single track roads.

Or is importing a RHD car just not allowed?

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

20,696 posts

158 months

Saturday 7th January
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ianwayne said:
unless you go through a lot of drive-ins, e.g. banks and car parks,
hehe We are talking America here


Edited by 2 sMoKiN bArReLs on Sunday 8th January 21:17

geeman237

341 posts

108 months

Sunday 8th January
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RHD is allowed in the US it's just that 99.9% of Americans simply will not entertain a RHD car.

tvrmk363

252 posts

52 months

Wednesday 11th January
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My 350i Wedge is RHD and now that most areas have EZpass or an equal there is very little difficulty driving one.
Passing can be a bit of a trick some times but with all the power, it doesn't take long.
My 63 Grantura was RHD also.

I would recommend that you visit the Chim forum for any leads on a LHD car.

hot metal

1,382 posts

116 months

Monday 29th May
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geeman237 said:
RHD is allowed in the US it's just that 99.9% of Americans simply will not entertain a RHD car.
Hmmm, around 321,000 potential buyers then smile