|Left hand drive R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R|
Ever seen a left hand drive Nissan Skyline GT-R? There are a few around in the world. Nissan never made one, but people bound by local laws have done conversions. From Finland, to the Middle East, and the Philippines, I have seen a few. I have even driven a couple of left hand drive cars.
|RB26 in LHD R33|
There are some recent guys that have been doing R33 left steer conversions in the UK, but way back around 2000, a guy named Alexander Gorodji did a couple of conversions on an R33, and R34 GT-R. He mistakenly thought that there would be a big market for a left hand drive Nissan Skyline GT-R, but he was wrong. In real life next to no one really wanted a left hand drive Nissan Skyline. Most that could afford the car, didn't want to spend another huge amount converting it over to left hand drive. Since its not a requirement in the US, I think only only one or two people actually asked to get it done. As far as I know only two cars were successfully completed. One R33, and one R34.
I drove both cars, and I will admit they felt a little strange. Overall dynamics were fine, but I thought that the pedal placement was a little off. I didn't like where the throttle was placed in comparison to the right hand drive car. Everything else felt ok, but was it worth $20k? Not in my opinion. What do you think?
|Interior left hand drive Nissan Skyline GT-R|
|Brake master on the hot side of an R33 GT-R|
|Hot side LHD R33 GT-R|
|LHD R33 GT-R hot side master cylinder|
|LHD R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R|
|Left hand drive R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R|