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Hi Guys ,thought I'd share a couple of pics of the interior of Red Bertha, I did it last March for my 58th birthday 2017 .

You forget after while that things are different until somebody jumps in your car and says WOW , like your leather flooring ! Then again I've had one negative from a mechanic mate of mine how didn't like. Everyone has different tastes.. majority like about 30 to 1..at present
 

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Ha, nice, but why is your steering wheel on the right hand side?
Because that's where cultured people that are right handed sit and able to give the eagle with more authority .With their right arm out the window while the left is on the steering wheel !!! .LOL. Hold on their are lots of cultured people in this world, the English, Irish, South African, Cyprus, Malta, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Northern Cyprus, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand that all drive on the left hand side. ..LOL
 

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You know what bugs me? Why is the gas pedal not on the left foot?
It should be a mirror image, like the way you can do it in ProE...but it's not.
It would be so much fun - wrong side, wrong pedal...no problem!
 

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Because that's where cultured people that are right handed sit and able to give the eagle with more authority .With their right arm out the window while the left is on the steering wheel !!! .LOL. Hold on their are lots of cultured people in this world, the English, Irish, South African, Cyprus, Malta, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Northern Cyprus, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand that all drive on the left hand side. ..LOL

May I ask your country? Is an international board. Would never make fun of a left handed person, son is left handed, but does not have best control with all the radio and heater buttons on the right hand side..

Had a good friend that drove a truck between England and France, really needed that second cup of coffee when he crossed that tunnel.

In aircraft takes a least 6-8 hours of flying time to get checked out in that right hand seat

Not part of the welcoming committee, but welcome to this board, makes it a lot more interesting.
 

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May I ask your country? Is an international board. Would never make fun of a left handed person, son is left handed, but does not have best control with all the radio and heater buttons on the right hand side..

Had a good friend that drove a truck between England and France, really needed that second cup of coffee when he crossed that tunnel.

In aircraft takes a least 6-8 hours of flying time to get checked out in that right hand seat

Not part of the welcoming committee, but welcome to this board, makes it a lot more interesting.
Hi Nicholas, I'm an Aussie ..thanks for the nice welcome
 

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Hi Nicholas, I'm an Aussie ..thanks for the nice welcome
Live very close to Canada, for whatever reason they did not switch sides, all over the Americas, and a good part of Europe, had to travel a lot, but never made it to England yet, daughter did.

Just a little negative comment about the Elantra, have to raise your foot over an inch to hit the brake pedal, ideally should be at the same level. 50's British cars were this way.
 

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Live very close to Canada, for whatever reason they did not switch sides, all over the Americas, and a good part of Europe, had to travel a lot, but never made it to England yet, daughter did.

Just a little negative comment about the Elantra, have to raise your foot over an inch to hit the brake pedal, ideally should be at the same level. 50's British cars were this way.
Hi Nicholas, Hadn't noticed until you mentioned it. I took a quick look at the three cars in my drive way all are the same brake pedal slightly higher than the accelerator. Can't say I've ever had an issue with the pedals that way ,always been that way from memory in all our cars, maybe they are different in American built motor vehicles. Apparently in the Caribbean/ West Indies they are right hand drive as well .I'm a long time lover of Cricket and every nation that plays Cricket around the world are right hand drives.
 

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Hi Guys ,thought I'd share a couple of pics of the interior of Red Bertha, I did it last March for my 58th birthday 2017 .

You forget after while that things are different until somebody jumps in your car and says WOW , like your leather flooring ! Then again I've had one negative from a mechanic mate of mine how didn't like. Everyone has different tastes.. majority like about 30 to 1..at present

Dude! You're car's backwards!

Must be one of those British Subjects from where they drive on the wrong side of the road.

I'll go out on a limb and ask where the Kangaroo Catcher is...
 

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See! I was right! hand drive...;)[/QUOTE Yes I'm usually right too, about most things, for instants Most famous and loved car in the world that brings the hairs out on the back of mine and just about every other red hot blooded male's neck when you see and hear it ..... And Offcourse is right hand driven and would look absolutely ridiculous left...The Silver Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger , Skyfall and Spectre now valued at near 5 million US dollars the next hottest is its much much young brother , the Aston Martin DB10 seen in Spectre worth approx. 200,000 USD. Some of the best cars in the world are Gods given Right hand Drives. Sorry guys ..When it comes to history the most famous are right hand driven not leftys ..Rolls-Royce , Bentleys , MG's and jump forward to the late 60's Japanese Mazda's, who jumped away from conventional engines to their adaptation of the German/Australian Rotary Wankel engine .....Interesting debate hay...LOL
 

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See! I was right! hand drive...;)[/QUOTE Yes I'm usually right too, about most things, for instants Most famous and loved car in the world that brings the hairs out on the back of mine and just about every other red hot blooded male's neck when you see and hear it ..... And Offcourse is right hand driven and would look absolutely ridiculous left...The Silver Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger , Skyfall and Spectre now valued at near 5 million US dollars the next hottest is its much much young brother , the Aston Martin DB10 seen in Spectre worth approx. 200,000 USD. Some of the best cars in the world are Gods given Right hand Drives. Sorry guys ..When it comes to history the most famous are right hand driven not leftys ..Rolls-Royce , Bentleys , MG's and jump forward to the late 60's Japanese Mazda's, who jumped away from conventional engines to their adaptation of the German/Australian Rotary Wankel engine .....Interesting debate hay...LOL
You just mentioned a lot of my favourites...

If I ever win the lottery, there will be an Aston-Martin Vanquish in the garage. ;)

BTW, I heard the other day Jaguar is now owned by ....TATA MOTORS?!?!?!?! :eek:
 

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Was no such things as collectors back in the 50's, purchased some very nice cars for well under a hundred dollars.

Ha, not trying to start a whose country has more old car value, but Duesenbergs are well up in that multi-million dollar class, and Tuckers, and Cords are close.

Ha, when I was 20 years old, put on a nice suit and went to a Rolls Royce dealer, they let me sit in a Silver Ghost. sticker price was $9,000.00.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...59.jpg/1200px-RollsRoyceSilverCloud1_1959.jpg

Ha, the steering wheel was on the left hand side.
 

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Wife an I caught up on some of those older James Bond movies, no extra charge on Amazon. Pierce Brosnan wrecked that Aston Martin in one of them, its no more. LOL.
 

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Last I heard, Ford purchased Jaguar, claimed their engineers were going to make it more reliable, laughed my head off when I heard this.

Just another little tidbit on my Limited, with the Cruze, motorhome, and Supra, the gas cap was on the right hand side, but on the Limited just the opposite.

Ha, really had to retrain myself when driving to the pumps.

Never owned a British sports car, could only have one vehicle so had to be more practical to carry my junk, but my buddies did. Had that air flow meter, think I still have it for syncing all four carbs, would tune it up for them, so let me use theirs whenever I wanted to.

Saved up money around in 1978 or so to purchase a new MGB coupe just to drive to work, think it was $2,900 or so, but when I went to purchase it, US just tacked another thousand buck tariff on it, so was never meant to be..
 

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Was no such things as collectors back in the 50's, purchased some very nice cars for well under a hundred dollars.

Ha, not trying to start a whose country has more old car value, but Duesenbergs are well up in that multi-million dollar class, and Tuckers, and Cords are close.

Ha, when I was 20 years old, put on a nice suit and went to a Rolls Royce dealer, they let me sit in a Silver Ghost. sticker price was $9,000.00.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...59.jpg/1200px-RollsRoyceSilverCloud1_1959.jpg

Ha, the steering wheel was on the left hand side.
Ha,I doubt they would have had the original right hand drive Rolls Royce's in the States. We actually sold our Australian built Holden Commodores to the states until last year as lefties. Our GMH factory closed last year and now they are building the new Commodores as front wheel drive turbo V6's out of Germany and sending them down to us.. Not the same as the old rear wheel drive 6LT V8's
 

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Wife an I caught up on some of those older James Bond movies, no extra charge on Amazon. Pierce Brosnan wrecked that Aston Martin in one of them, its no more. LOL.
Actually from Memory the Aston Martin in different models appear in most of the James Bond movies the Vanquish is driven by Pierce in "The world is not enough". The Aston Martin DB5 is reborn in the new version of "Casino Royale 007" won at a poker game by James . Blown up again in "Skyfall" and rebuilt again by M for the end of "Spectre". Ha, James and girl friend drive off in the DB5 into the sunset . HA ..Can't kill those English built Aston Martin's they have nine life's.
 

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So where was were Elantra built? Our was made in Montgomery, Alabama, 1% of it was made in China, still trying to figure out which part.

Was darned impressed with both of the quality and value in this car, compared to just about every vehicle I looked at. See that large screen on the center of you dash, do you have GPS and are you getting free map updates?
 

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Ha,I doubt they would have had the original right hand drive Rolls Royce's in the States. We actually sold our Australian built Holden Commodores to the states until last year as lefties. Our GMH factory closed last year and now they are building the new Commodores as front wheel drive turbo V6's out of Germany and sending them down to us.. Not the same as the old rear wheel drive 6LT V8's
I knew we got one Holden model sold as a Pontiac...GT6 I think it was. Nice looking car.

G8. They were going to import the wagon but scrapped plans.

...and then scrapped Pontiac!
 
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