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    Question LHD classic import??

    Hi all,

    I have seen a 1959 classic I would love to restore, it is LHD and sitting 1000's of km away. I am aware of the no LHD imports, has any progress been made with this. Could I import it and the try and convert it to a RHD?

    Its a rare classic but can't risk not being able to use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanre View Post
    Hi all,

    I have seen a 1959 classic I would love to restore, it is LHD and sitting 1000's of km away. I am aware of the no LHD imports, has any progress been made with this. Could I import it and the try and convert it to a RHD?

    Its a rare classic but can't risk not being able to use it?
    No new law passed on imports....still very time consuming and expensive.
    Converting to RHD looking at +-50/60k....

    What vehicle are you considering?

    Ters.
    When it comes to the wife its easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission! '73 Valiant Charger, 1967 Dodge Monaco, 1977 Datsun 120Y Station Wagon.

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    Thanks,

    Will I be able to get the vehicle through customs though? Need to do some calculations to see if it remains feasible. The vehicle is an Austin Healey

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    I'll double check the NRTA - or you can at acts.co.za - but as far as I know you can't register a Left hand drive car in SA unless it was previously registered here...

    Incidentally, there is a VERY nice Austin Healey kit available that uses BMW components - you can't tell it apart from the real thing from outside, but it's much more drivable...

    the real deal is always better though!!!

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    Here is a link to the company Alex was referring to: http://www.austinhealey.co.za/
    Old school with modern reliability, performance and handling!

    Ters.
    When it comes to the wife its easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission! '73 Valiant Charger, 1967 Dodge Monaco, 1977 Datsun 120Y Station Wagon.

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