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    Default 1971 2CV AK400 van at Shannons

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    https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions...B87VSN7DE73YW/

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    Love to drive it in a country with the correct road lane orientation. Keep seeing left hooker mustangs and just think why?

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    On the other hand, if you put a big gorilla doll on the right hand passenger's seat, every trip would be a bundle of laughs. Better still if you hung its right arm through the side window and had a remote mechanism to get the arm to flick back and forth to hurry on the traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Love to drive it in a country with the correct road lane orientation. Keep seeing left hooker mustangs and just think why?
    My Djet has LHD & I actually prefer it on our roads to my RHD toys.

    First, it is narrow (like the 2CV) & the usually cited problems of overtaking are minimal. Something wide like a Mustang would be a different story.

    Second, & my major rationale for my preference, LHD drive is far superior to RHD for a fast fang on a narrow country road. I seem to gain much more from being able to see better around right hand bends than I lose from seeing less well around left hand bends. As such driving is the major use of the Djet, that advantage is significant. (Not a motivation hugely likely to apply with a 2CV I suppose.)

    Third, it's neat having Djet-focused conversations with adjacent drivers in traffic facilitated by proximity.

    Main downside with LHD is that it's a pain in parking stations. I tend to use another toy if such a situation is anticipated.

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    Very nice! But the front lights dont look right to me! Of a motorbike?

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    All correct for 1971. Same as mine, and it's great driving a left hooker in Oz. The side windows make it easy


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    Got to agree with Bad Bertie on this one the headlights are not original. I suspect they were changed to RHD ones for RWC but I don't believe they are Citroen. The light bar also looks wider than original?
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    I agree with Peter and Bruce, I'd be happy to drive a LHD car here.
    six months in Europe, mainly Greece, 20 years ago in a RHD Renault 5
    convinced me of that. mind you, I live in Castlemaine, which has more
    than its fair share of LHD Mustangs and much bigger 50s and 60s yank tanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DS/ID View Post
    Got to agree with Bad Bertie on this one the headlights are not original. I suspect they were changed to RHD ones for RWC but I don't believe they are Citroen. The light bar also looks wider than original?
    But what have right hand drive has to do with the lights?

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    LHD alights point the direction of the light into oncoming traffic hence not road worthy. Remember when the English had to put stickers on the lights when heading over to the continent.
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    it's got a numberplate on it so that shouldn't be an issue you would expect. : )

    It is a nice looking car.

    One of those cars that gives people business ideas. An excuse to deliver flowers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bertie View Post
    Very nice! But the front lights dont look right to me! Of a motorbike?
    Those headlights look more like they came off a tractor, maybe a Fergie, given the colour of the shells.

    Some other changes have been made to this van, including an 'upgrade' from its original drum brake setup to disc brakes.
    Looks to be a post-1981 engine as well, however the detail which I find rather worrying is how seat belt anchorages have been added.
    It might be advisable for both driver and passenger to wear crash helmets, given the proximity of those plates on the B posts to their noggins...

    https://www.shannons.com.au/library/...00-van-lhd.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bertie View Post
    Very nice! But the front lights dont look right to me! Of a motorbike?
    I'm not an AK owner, and BruceA disagrees, but they look too high up to me. The uprights they are mounted on look too long/ tall?

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    G'day,
    here are a couple of links to some pics. Maybe someone with better eyes than me can determine any differences...

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    SHAME! IT is LH DRIVE! OTHERWISE I WOULD place BID after asking ok from wife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by caparobertsan View Post
    SHAME! IT is LH DRIVE! OTHERWISE I WOULD place BID after asking ok from wife!
    That's not a big problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    LHD alights point the direction of the light into oncoming traffic hence not road worthy. Remember when the English had to put stickers on the lights when heading over to the continent.
    Fair enough, but who checks if the lights are correct? for pink or blue slips in NSW, all they check if they work!

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    Round 2cv lights are both the same , just aimed to the left slightly, you can only buy 1 size for the headlight bar, so unless it's been welded it's correct. It looks ok
    The square headlights on some 2cvs and vans are side specific. Not the round ones


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    Quote Originally Posted by caparobertsan View Post
    SHAME! IT is LH DRIVE! OTHERWISE I WOULD place BID after asking ok from wife!
    it will be a 20.000 dollar plus car.

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