Our video of the week this time hits a subject that some of us, myself included, deal with but from the other way round. What we are talking about is left hand drive versus right hand drive cars.
One of the cars I drive, a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess, is right hand drive, and I would never even entertain the notion of altering it. But, I have had a number of passengers who express their surprise that not only can I drive the car with ease but some are even surprised that it is legal here in the US. Truthfully, it never bothers me at all and I kind of enjoy the novelty. Our video this week deals with this issue from the other side – the subject is left hand drive cars in the UK. Perhaps importantly, the underlying issue is originality and value.
Our video this week deals with this issue from the other side – the subject is left-hand-drive cars in the UK. Perhaps importantly, the underlying issue is originality and value.
The video comes from the folks at Hagerty Insurance, and here is what they have to say about it ….
You drive your car as equipped, right? And in the UK cars drive on the left-hand side of the road with steering wheels on the right side of the car. But buying cars from “the continent” is an option and those are all left-hand drive. Additionally, the “steady flow of American [classic] cars being imported into the UK, restored and enjoyed…” could be modified, in some cases, to right-hand drive. But as Hagerty’s UK office, including John Mayhead and Charlie Patterson, along with Ed Legge from Classic & Sports Finance, points out, no enthusiast would make that modification simply for an easier drive. Would you?