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Would you do it for a laugh?

Until I recently sold it, I used to drive around in my UK car. The amount of stares and double takes I got sitting on the "right" side of the car was unbelivable. People just couldn't help but stare at me - and not because I'm funny looking or anything! It was just like they had never seen a right hand drive before.

So, I thought I'd take it to the next level

I'm really, really tempted to go back to the UK and pick up a cheap Reliant Robin and bring it back here ))

Of course the chances are high that I won't actually even make it across Europe, however once I get it here, I was thinking that I could throw a small bit of money at it (basically do the work myself) on a respray and generally chaving the car up (huge exhaust, banging stereo).

I know that I would look like a complete pillock in the thing, but to do it for the laugh would be priceless. I've got another friend of mine who is throughly up for giving me a hand.

What do you guys think? I can just imagine the looks of the guys at the Zoll (and the MFK for that matter), when they try to work out what the hell to do with it........

and people say I have too much time on my hands.....,
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:45
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Be careful once you hit Europe, there are bends

Oh and if you don't fill out the V5.........what will anyone know?
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

So funny

DO IT!
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Don't be a T.I.T.

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Yes. You must do it. That is a directive from the comic messiah himself, JC.
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

We still have a UK car here, and it's funny to see people's faces. I've got a Vauxhall Zafira for sale in the UK - but I suppose it wouldn't be as much fun as a Robin

When I was a teenager in CH, I shared a souped up 2CV with my bro - we used to drive it by looking through the fresh air grill under the windscreen- and thought it was very funny that people thought the car was driven by ghosts. (happy days).
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

Just showed some of my Swiss colleagues the Top Gear vid. Whats convinced me even more now, were the horrified comments

"What the hell is that??"
"That will never be allowed in Switzerland"
"They won't let you in to the country with that"

Now I just need to either tell my Swiss gf that I'm off to the UK for the weekend to pick one up, or lie and just turn up with it after going on a "business trip"

Do we have any Max Power enthusiasts who would be interested in helping me out for a laugh?
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I suppose you could do it if you had money to burn.
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I think the UK drivers here get equally spooked by some batty woman in a ZH-plated car waving like a loony whilst pointing out to my bemused 5 year old in the back "Oooh, look! A British car!"

"Helloooooo! Coooo-eeee!"

The Brits must be thinking the Zurchers are either overly friendly or completely bonkers.
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

afraid its already been done, the oldtimers garage near us had a whole load in, even a full length convertible one, and sold them all in about a week.
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

I wonder how much you could sell them for over here?

Buy one in the UK for about £500 or so. After import and then a damn good clean/cheap respray, you might be able to make some money for the sheer novalty value
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afraid its already been done, the oldtimers garage near us had a whole load in, even a full length convertible one, and sold them all in about a week.
how about converting one as a stretch limo?
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how about converting one as a stretch limo?
Been done sadly. That and I wonder how difficult it would be to get an MFK on it....

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I wonder how much you could sell them for over here?

Buy one in the UK for about £500 or so. After import and then a damn good clean/cheap respray, you might be able to make some money for the sheer novalty value

IIRC the ones in the garage started at 6k chf, about a week after I saw them in the garage I saw one of the broken down on the main road
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

Remember to get the breakdown cover
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Be careful once you hit Europe, there are bends

Oh and if you don't fill out the V5.........what will anyone know?
Hilarious !!!!
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

At one time most of the Swiss Post Office's cars and vans were right-hand drive. The postman could then get in and out on the pavement side. If I remember rightly some large lorries were too - especially those for alpine roads.
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

I remember many years ago when we used to drive from the UK to France and maybe Spain in my Dad's car.

I'd sit in the passenger seat and whenever we stopped at a crossing or were driving slowly through a town centre I'd hold an imaginary steering wheel and pretend to steer straight into the pedestrians. How we laughed! It really made them jump.
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Re: Would you do it for a laugh?

I've been toying with the idea of bring back a BMW Isetta. They have loads of them down here for some reason. I LOVE THEM!

http://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+i...g&ved=0CD8QsAQ
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Been done sadly. That and I wonder how difficult it would be to get an MFK on it....

Not possible: at the testing centre vehicles have to run over a pit for inspection underneath. There are just two track-ways for the wheels...
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