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    Sweet Seventy9
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    78 Caprice

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sat May 10, 2014 11:58 pm

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/perth-region/cars-vans-utes/chevy-caprice-1978-/1044262736

    This would be a cool one to have here.  
    Anybody notice the difference between that one and ours?

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    It's right hand drive!


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    Re: 78 Caprice

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Sun May 11, 2014 10:07 pm

    That is the first right hand driver ive seen! I knew they were exported to Europe but i didnt know Australia got some love too lol!


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    Re: 78 Caprice

    Post  solo79 on Mon May 12, 2014 9:15 am

    First RH drive I've seen as well for one of these. It's always interesting to me how they do this on cars that were not manufactured RH drive. I always like looking at what all was "mirrored."


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    Re: 78 Caprice

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Mon May 12, 2014 11:23 am

    They're pretty cool.  I only find them in Australia and New Zealand though.  I figured they'd be all over Europe, but nope, only occasionally do I see one there.
    Here's one I had on my Cardomain pages that gives a better look at the setup -



    It's odd how none of the dash tops are cracked or broken there.  For years I've been trying to import at least one or two, but nobody will ship them to me.

    Speaking of importing parts, I'm working on getting a pair of 79 Euro tail lights and a Euro dash cluster.  The speedometer goes up to 200!        .....    Kph, lol.  Laughing   
    Anybody here interested?  

     


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