Northstar Motor Group blogs about cars
LHD in Australia
By Bob Aldons - Northstar Jeep
You've probably seen a few of the older muscle cars form the USA running around on Australian roads.
In fact the National Sales Manager for Chrysler Australia, Veronica Johns, has a 1957 Chrysler New Yorker (in Pink) that she brought in from the USA this year.
Seems that on a restricted basis (restricted to vehicles older than 20 years) you can bring some of these iconic vehicles into Australia with little or no fuss.
Which leads me onto the pictures attached to this Blog. Walking past my service department recently, I noticed a Jeep Wrangler with Californian plates and yep - twas left hand drive.
You can imagine my surprise to find out that the owner had driven it in for a service and that he was sitting in my customer lounge.
Isaac is a US Army soldier on exchange from the USA. He lives in Texas and has been granted approval to use his own vehicle whilst in Australia for his 2 year deployment.
Isaac is a drone trainer - he trains Aussie soldiers how to use a drone for aerial reconnaissance, weapon deployment and the like. He says it's a bit like playing computer games - point and click for elevation, heading and so on.
How cool would that be! As Isaac is here, so an Australian Army person is now in, wait for it, Arizona.
I reckon (and he does too) that Isaac got the better deal.