Originally Posted by Arnyswart
I saw the car on top gear a few months ago. I really want one, can afford one but cannot buy it as it has the steering wheel on the left and I cannot get it registered in Australia.
Any idea if they will make a right hand drive model? Our country at the moment is doing really well, I do not understand why they would not make a version for left side of the road.
Does that limitation apply to new cars only? I had a LHD HMMWV for sale a couple of months ago and one of the potential buyers was a gentleman from Australia who was going to personally import the car. The sale didn't happen for other reasons, but he never said anything about the car's steering being on the wrong side was going to be a problem. The HMMWV was titled as a 1986 vehicle and it was sold (obviously) as a used vehicle, so that may have been the difference.
Of course, you may just NOT want to drive a LHD car in Australia, which is perfectly understandable. You see older RHD Rolls Royce and Bentleys here in the US from time to time, and many of the US postal service delivery vehicles are RHD and they are sold to private individuals after the postal service is done with them, so it must be possible to register them here in the US, but I have no idea how Australia deals with that.