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Discussion in 'Australia' started by kongman, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. kongman

    kongman F1 Rookie

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    so how can you drive a modern LHD car in australia ,is there any way apart from sticking a trade plate on it and tanking it for a spin, i know you can drive older LHD cars legally on aust roads , but is there a way to do it with modern cars ??
     
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  3. Aedo

    Aedo F1 Rookie

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    sure - bring one in on a carnet as a visiting foreigner – you’ve then got it for up to a year! (before you have to export it)
     
  4. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Live in WA.
     
  5. kassam

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    make a petition or something like that so that rare/million dolar plus LHD cars can be registered like the ferrari enzo and maserati mc12
     
  6. moretti

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    saw a million year old LHD Mustang on the w/e and immediately thought of the ludicrous situation where this absolute POS is allowed to drive LEGALLY on the road but Scott's immaculate F50 is banned from the road !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    like hello, is there any intelligent lifeforms in the bureaucratic roads and traffic section in Aus (rhetorical question)
     
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  8. kongman

    kongman F1 Rookie

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    yes got a friend with a new shelby mustang he lives in the states, comin to live here but hes going to have to sell the car because he cant drive it here legally....and hes stubborn wont convert it to rhd...
     
  9. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

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    I think its calle jealousy. I viewied a thread the other day in Japan that had about 10 F40's out at the same time.

    Perhaps they put a 30 year time frame to stop people bringing in other normal run of the mill cars.

    I can't see why they won't let small production cars apply. I say that because I want an F40!!!!
     
  10. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    that's exactly the reason....and it's perfectly reasonable.

    if they make an exception, where do they stop?
     
  11. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    at Ferraris ... all the rest are crap
     
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  13. jeffQV

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    :grin: I meant :D!
     
  14. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

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    I agree with you John, although Aircon is correct in what he says.

    Maybe if I put a flashing light on the top of my F40 when I get it one day, I could say it is a garbage truck or something!!!

    Mind you by the time I can afford one it will be over 30 years old so won't be a problem.

    I just hope petrol is still available.
     
  15. waz356

    waz356 F1 Rookie

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    Not sure about Vic, but the 30 year old rule in SA for registering LHD vehicles is not a rolling 30 years. In fact LHD rego stops at 1973 and it looks like they may freeze historic registration next year meaning that only cars that are 30 years old when the freeze happens (i.e. pre 1978) will be eligable until the rules change again. The SA government are concerned at the number of cars on historic rego and have decided to freeze it until 2018 where it'll become a rolling 40 years instead. F40's will have a long wait here. :(
     
  16. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
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    That's been the whisper in NSW too...
     
  17. ASIO

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    I would/nt bother.

    When i [*cough*] get my F40 i am just going to drive it around on trade-plates like PP did.

    If you register it, the stamp-duty, transfer and rego charges will be murder, i don't want to give the GovCo 1 cent more than i legally have to, anyway for what? You end up driving maybe 20 times a year, do the math, its not worth it.

    U can always move to W/A, a 348 that was for sale on carsale was LHD, & was road registered, funny and normal people out west....

    Ciao

    M
     
  18. ASIO

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    From the WA GovCo website -

    Rule 2002:

    http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/IB-106A.pdf

    In a nutshell, more than 15 years old, but less than 30 years old, and less than 4.5 tonnes can be registered in LHD form!

    Vehicle still needs to meet some of the ADR rules, such as seat belts and lights etc.Easy.

    Do NOT need that rubbish "Caution Left Hand Driver" sticker on the back.

    Ciao

    M
     
  19. kongman

    kongman F1 Rookie

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    its a shame our pollies are so narrow minded , ive just been thinking of some off the great supercars or our time ..........porsche carrera- 959,ferrari f-40,f-50,enzo,288gto,bugatti veyron,maclaren slr,all these awsome cars and you cant drive them here .......what a waste...
     
  20. Kelsa

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    think about it this way, if the pollies allow these cars to be road registable, they would have to allow other MOHS LHD legal too, or else the 80% of the population will say OMG the rich gets everything (even tho "yeah too bad that's life").

    But that's what happens when you're on the largest island in the world with only a total population of a major oversea city!
     
  21. kongman

    kongman F1 Rookie

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    yup dont you love it....................man we are screwed..:):)
     
  22. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Why blame the pollies, why not blame the car companies not making them in RHD :p
     
  23. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    why would they invest millions of dollars in development to build 2 RHD for couple of blokes on an Island?!
     
  24. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    The same reason they bothered to make a Veyron. Also the UK has 100million people plus our 21million = double Italy's population.
     
  25. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

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    Good point, now start talking to ferrari before they build their next supercar.
     
  26. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Ok, I will :)

    but I ain't making any promises :p
     
  27. kongman

    kongman F1 Rookie

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    tell em if they dont well send pap over there...........
     
  28. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

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    Ok thanks for offering, so if a RHD supercar comes out we have Speedcore to thank.
     

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