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    Default SM for sale

    Anyone got a spare $60k for a Maserati power cit ??

    http://www.drive.com.au/used_cars/ci...&pp=0&d=0&nv=1

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    Obviously not,it's been there for a while.

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    Gorgeous car. Wouldn't even consider paying anything remotely similar to that price, though. No idea what the "market value" of such a car might be, but I personally could never value one so high as to pay that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poo-Go
    Gorgeous car. Wouldn't even consider paying anything remotely similar to that price, though. No idea what the "market value" of such a car might be, but I personally could never value one so high as to pay that much.
    As someone who has driven a couple, I value them that highly. However a mortgage and other financial pressures prevent me from owning one - yet.
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    Icon6 ceme de la creme

    ooohhh yeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhh chic chic chicathah
    the sound of those engines I d love to work on one of those.

    problem is you need to take a morgage to own one

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    The problem with that is that you would never find the right hand drive parts to convert it

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    Quote Originally Posted by orestes
    The problem with that is that you would never find the right hand drive parts to convert it
    Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood
    Why not?

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    it's not like RHD SM's are common as bat $h!t around the world

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    I want one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poo-Go
    I want one!
    As do I, but it's something that's never gonna happen unless I win the lottery

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    Quote Originally Posted by orestes
    it's not like RHD SM's are common as bat $h!t around the world
    What's your point? You said you could never find the necassary parts to convert... They are available (at some cost) I know of a car in Brisbane that is now almost complete and ready for the road.

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    Why butcher it ??? It's over 25years old you can register it as a LHD car on full rego

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Why butcher it ??? It's over 25years old you can register it as a LHD car on full rego

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    Not butchered Shane, it's a bloody nice conversion, new right hand drive dash, though many parts under the bonnet re-manufactured, I'll see if I can get some pics and more of the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood
    Not butchered Shane, it's a bloody nice conversion, new right hand drive dash, though many parts under the bonnet re-manufactured, I'll see if I can get some pics and more of the story.

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    What about Steph Laguna's car, the dark blue one that he converted about 20 years ago?
    First saw that at the Brisbane Motor Show and all the 'knowledgeable' car people all reckined it was a new model that wasn't in Australia yet.
    That's how good a conversion that one is and his missus reckoned he did it in a few hours.


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    Peter McLeod actually does RHD conversions in Wollongong. See

    http://www.citroensmaustralia.com/

    As Shane says you can drive them fine in Aus in LHD. I did recently and it is kewl - especially when you get pulled up for RBT and you have the owner in the passenger seat. Of course the plod cannot see into the car without bending over, so just before the owner did the test I asked "You sure you don't wanna test me? It was a laugh.

    The car was fairly easy to drive though - but I had driven LHD before - but in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    Peter McLeod actually does RHD conversions in Wollongong. See

    http://www.citroensmaustralia.com/

    As Shane says you can drive them fine in Aus in LHD. I did recently and it is kewl - especially when you get pulled up for RBT and you have the owner in the passenger seat. Of course the plod cannot see into the car without bending over, so just before the owner did the test I asked "You sure you don't wanna test me? It was a laugh.

    The car was fairly easy to drive though - but I had driven LHD before - but in France.
    Great site Craig, I'd not seen it before

    Alan, 2 hours hmmmm..... I don't think so

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    Quote Originally Posted by orestes
    The problem with that is that you would never find the right hand drive parts to convert it

    NOT SO DUDE!(I ve looked into it a few years back when my dad was asked to show his 21 ei car at the NMRA motor fest Peter Macleod had 2 there one was a finished product and but sold to someone who bought from England it looked brand new every little nut and bolt too

    SM Aust imports cars from America and converts them over,rebuilds,paints and etc

    the end product will set you back $70 000+

    worth the really

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    That's nice http://www.citroensmaustralia.com/sale/details_01.htm...

    Too bad it's not converted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    That's nice http://www.citroensmaustralia.com/sale/details_01.htm...

    Too bad it's not converted.

    Is it legal to drive LHD cars around permanently?
    It's a good idea to stop for fuel and rest occasionally

    As Shane indicated, 25 years plus LHD is OK. We have at least one NSW member who uses his LHD SM almost daily. Normal Rego etc.
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    the problem with driving a left hand drive car on the wrong side of the road is that you'd end up having a bloody good time seeing anyhing on the right

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood
    Great site Craig, I'd not seen it before

    Alan, 2 hours hmmmm..... I don't think so

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    ????????????????????? a "few" I said!!

    Anyway, I'm only relaying the story as his wife told it.
    Seems he and a couple of mates were playing around with the car when they lived at Kallangur and Georgie eventually left to go upstairs to make lunch. He had a well set up machine shop in those days with a lot of gear there that most engineering works would have given an arm and leg to get hold of. They were a bit slow coming to the table and when they did, there was much giggling and "things" being said and when they'd finished eating, they took her down and there was the car with the wheel on the right hand side.
    You have to put it into perspective, there was milling machines, lathes and all sorts of gadgets there and people trained in the use of them who also knew Cits pretty well. I understand there was some cosmetic work done in the following few weeks but the actual conversion they reckoned was done in the one day.
    Maybe I was getting my leg pulled but it was supposedly kosher when it wqas told to us.


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    If I can convert a TR4 from left to right in 2 days then an SM that was never made as a right hand drive car in a few hours seems about right because french engineering is just so logical
    still there are a few around one of Peter Mcloeds RHD cars sold thru Shanons mid year for low $50's with less than 10,000k from restoration
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    Quote Originally Posted by orestes
    The problem with that is that you would never find the right hand drive parts to convert it
    Why would you want to?

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    Icon10 looking at the kerb

    If you want to drive a car and I mean really drive it rather than just fondle it in the garage or pose on the strip having the steering wheel on the right side helps a bit
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