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  #2004872 30-Apr-2018 09:52
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You can still buy a brand new DeLorean, straight from the factory




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  #2020734 22-May-2018 21:09
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A lot of right-hand-drive, "RHD", vehicles sale in the US, in particular Jeep Wranglers, some Land Rovers.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/searchresults.xhtml?searchRadius=0&zip=90210&startYear=1981&endYear=2019&keywordPhrases=rhd&listingFeatures=onlyPrice%2ConlyPhotos

1994 Corvette zr1 rhd, $98,000

"3800 miles since new and simply as new throughout - converted when new to right hand drive but was never exported to the intended market (Australia) and has remained since in a corvette collection

having cost in excess of $30,000 to convert to right hand drive on top of the initial msrp of $68093 would bring the original cost new to over $100,000 in 1994!!

the only one believed to be for sale currently in the world - this zr1 rides and drives like a new car in every way - virtually flawless interior and exterior - no repainting or damage ever - stored in a climate controlled environment since new - unique opportunity for the serious corvette collector"

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=477452406

 
 
 
 


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  #2031704 7-Jun-2018 20:46
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I can often be found driving around in my Kei Truck, a Daihatsu Midget II.  As crazy as it is, it does actually come in really handy, not uncommon to load it up with rubbish or recyling for a trip to the dump, picking up trademe purchases...

 

 

It's also a lot of fun to drive, 100 K is pretty hard out foot to the floor, she'll do 110 indicated, with a good tail wind.  80 is it's preferred cruising speed though.  Around town it's great, sneaking through tight gaps, not quite motorbike filtering but about as close as I could get without being in a Messerschmitt bubble car.

 

If I was more motivated and less of a tight-wad, I'd buy another Midget II and electrify it, I think they would make for an amazingly hilarious electric vehicle, piles of room for batteries on the tray behind the cab, and so light the power to weight would be pretty awesome.

 

 





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  #2031850 8-Jun-2018 07:58
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Awesome.

 

There's one listed for sale in Wgtn on TM, 1996 with 35,000km, $7,000.

 

Is yours a manual or auto?


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  #2031897 8-Jun-2018 09:18
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Fred99:

 

Is yours a manual or auto?

 

 

 

 

Mine is a manual.

 

 





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  #2031912 8-Jun-2018 09:36
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sleemanj:

 

Mine is a manual.

 

 

OK - I wondered that with regard to top/cruising speed.  It's a bit like a brick aerodynamically I suppose - but I thought it might be a bit faster. I learned to drive in a 1969 Fiat Bambina 500.  That had about the same top speed, but realistically could cruise at 80 km/h, but it had a 500cc, single carb, pretty horrible inefficient engine.  Have driven early '80s Suzuki Alto with 800cc 3 cylinder engine, they actually performed pretty well, seemed much more lively than say a Mini 850.


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  #2031926 8-Jun-2018 09:54
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Fred99:

 

OK - I wondered that with regard to top/cruising speed.  It's a bit like a brick aerodynamically I suppose - but I thought it might be a bit faster.

 

 

The main problem is it's pretty low geared and small wheels, it could really do with 5th gear then it would be happier at 100, there are drop-in 5 speed gearboxes from the Daihatsu Hijet I believe to do a swap if I found one and was enthusiastic enough, but cruising at 80 with short stints at 100 is fine for me.  I have another unusual vehicle to do distance...

 

 

 





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  #2031938 8-Jun-2018 10:10
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A van version for sale from a Japan exporter, for about the same price

https://www.tradecarview.com/used_car/daihatsu/midgetii/22896588/



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