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hello everyone,

just signed up after seeing the SS on display at the NY auto show last weekend. i'm passing on a ZL1 to get the SS. biggest reason is no opportunity to track the ZL1. Also, it'll be easier driving the SS in an area with high traffic congestion, and it shouldn't cost as much for maintenance. looking forward to some good chit-chat here! :)

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Welcome to the forum. What were your impressions of the SS when you saw it. Besides it being a four door (so more practical) what else nudges it past the line over the ZL1.
Just a little jealous as we don't get cheap Camaro's in Australia :( or Vettes.

Does the possibility of low to mid 40's pricing make you stop and think a little? I for one will be most likely buying an SS-V Ute but will wait till early next year.
 

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i really like the interior, much better visibility than the Camaro (a well-known fault) which is pretty important where i drive ... i like the exterior too, i like how the Sprint Cup car follows the same lines ... price? i would not mind one bit if they dropped the LT1 in it, especially if it stays below 50K in price ... speaking of price, Eaton TVS2300 supercharger should be on the ZL1 along with a heavy duty heat exchanger ... what's the destination fee for a new Camaro/Vette in Australia? $900 here for a ZL1
 

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Not too sure what the destination fee would be. As they are privately imported either by a conversion specialist or an individual.
A Camaro can be had dependant on model from around 100k Australian. I know the ZL1 Vette all inclusive is around the 220k mark as they hve to be converted to RHD. When I looked at a RHD Camaro it looked like it was straight out of the factory.
Most of the vehicle cost is Government taxes, import duties and from memory the actual conversion is around 30 grand.
Looking at the Stingray interior in photo's I truly shudder to think what the conversion cost will be :S
 

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RHD: highway safety requirements? i guess that's the same reason why we don't see too many foreign-made vehicles in the U.S. after conversion, does the car still look original or is it completely different?
 

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RHD = Right-Hand Drive A.K.A. "the wheel is on the wrong side" :D

 

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Welcome to the forum!

I think some people will disagree with you on dropping the Z71 Camaro for an SS. But that all depends on what exactly your looking for in a car and your needs of course. Really can't wait for the Chevy SS to come out so we can get behind the wheel and hear what reviewers have to say about it along with the rest of the industry.

RHD = Right-Hand Drive A.K.A. "the wheel is on the wrong side" :D

It's not as bad as the other major wrong of the industry..... Front Wheel Drive ;) which we all know is WRONG wheel drive.

 

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Here's a link to one of the bigger conversion companies that do an array of US performance cars.

Corvettes For Sale & Right Hand Drive Conversions

I have only seen two Camaro's converted and the way they do them , you would not know they were LHD unless you are aware they are not avaliable from factory that way.
That's crazy! I envy people who live in nations that can use this service. I haven't seen a company that does left hand drive conversions. Would be great. I know a bunch of people would love to do LHD conversions on cars like the R32, R33 and R34 skyline.
 
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