The majority of countries in the world drive left-hand-drive cars. There are around 75 countries that operate right-hand drive vehicles. Some of the main countries with RHD are Australia, South Africa, Japan, and the UK.
There is a ban on importing an RHD car into the United States that is less than 25 years old. So, the older, much-desired vehicles are instead being brought into the USA and sold. In this article, we will showcase a few of these vehicles and tell you how to get one.
R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R
The R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R is fondly known as Godzilla, a name given when the car proved its ability to stay ahead of its competitors. It came out in 1989. One of its claims to fame was the superb 276 horsepower RB26DETT engine.
The Toyota Sera came out in 1990 but had a short-lived span of time up until 1996. With Lamborghini-style doors, it looked a lot faster than it actually was, a mere 104 HP. Two of the optional factory accessories it offered were a fax machine and a car telephone. This really dates the car, but this was prior to the days of smartphones and all of the accessories of the modern world. Buying a Toyota Sera today comes with a soft price of between $10,000 and $15,000.
Vauxhall Firenza HP
The Vauxhall Firenza HP comes from an elite line. Initially owned by the longest-standing British manufacturer, the Vauxhall company, Vauxhall was bought out by General Motors in 1925. Later, it would become an Opel subsidiary. The Vauxhall Firenza HP came out in 1973. It went from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere eight seconds. It became very popular in Britain and proved itself at the racetracks.
Mazda 1100 Cosmo
Mazda mass-produced the Wankel rotary engine. This engine was much smaller and weighed a lot less than traditional engines because it was made with only one piston. Nevertheless, it still had more power than the other engines and higher revs.
The Wankel rotary engine was placed inside the 110 S Cosmo two-seater sports car in 1967. Despite a very small engine (of only 982 cc), the 110 S Cosmo was a performer. Earlier versions reached 110 HP, while later ones produced 130HP. Due to its tiny size and lightweight, the sports car outperformed the standards of its time.
The Nissan Figaro was manufactured in 1991, for that year only. Although Nissan had originally planned on making 8,000 this became 20,073 vehicles to satisfy customer demand. The great popularity of the Nissan Figaro may seem strange, given its very retro style (unless this was the attraction), and its one-liter four-cylinder engine.
Where to Get Your RHD Car
The cars we selected here were not available in the United States prior to turning 25, according to the 25-Year Import Rule. This Rule was passed by the National Highway Traffic Administration, and right-hand drive vehicles over 25 years of age can easily be procured by anyone wanting to own one. The easiest way to purchase an RHD car is to contact one of the many businesses selling it in America in what has become a multi-million-dollar industry in its own right. And don’t be concerned about learning to drive an RHD car. Apparently, one drive is enough for most people to get the hang of it.
Nowadays, you can get the car you have always wanted and legally drive it in any state in America. Which model will you choose?