Right-hand-drive Chevrolet Corvettes on sale in UK

Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet only builds its Corvette in left-hand-drive form

American sports car heads range of converted left-hook-only models now offered by Clive Sutton

The Chevrolet Corvette can now be bought in right-hand-drive guise thanks to a conversion offered by luxury dealership Clive Sutton.

Chevrolet only builds its 6.2-litre V8 sports car as a left-hooker, but Clive Sutton is working with an engineering firm to offer a right-hand-drive conversion for £54,000.

16 other models are currently available for right-hand-drive conversion, including the 707bhp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (below), Cadillac Escalade, Dodge Ram 2500, Ford F-150 and previous-generation Ford Mustang.

More models are due to be added to the list, but Clive Sutton says that it wants to produce prototype versions for testing first before bringing them to market.

“We’ve been running our converted Dodge Ram for over a year without any problems,” said one spokesperson. “Every car comes with a one year warranty, but we hope to expand that in the near future.”

The work takes between 12 to 16 weeks to be carried out. The conversions take place in Britain, meaning any servicing or repairs in the future can be sorted here.

The most affordable conversions are the pick-ups, with work on the 5.7-litre V8 engined Dodge Ram 1500, for example, costing £26,400.

The most expensive conversion comes with a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6, which costs £780,000 including VAT to buy in right-hand-drive form – more than double the regular car’s starting price.

Source: Car


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