Chevrolet does indeed offer the C7 Corvette at one single dealership in the United Kingdom, however, it’s not the most practical choice for customers. General Motors ships the Corvette over as is, meaning the steering wheel is on the wrong side for our friends across the pond.
Needless to say, Corvette sales numbers aren’t extravagant. But, one luxury dealership in Britain is working to solve the problem by offering right-hand drive conversions for the C7 Corvette, according to Autocar.
Luxury dealer Clive Sutton is now working with an engineering firm to offer RHD Corvettes, following the success of the dealer’s Dodge Ram conversion, which was introduced a year ago.
“We’ve been running our converted Dodge Ram for over a year without any problems,” said a spokesman. “Every car comes with a one-year warranty, but we hope to expand that in the near future.”
It’s a fairly painless process, too. Hand the Corvette over to Clive Sutton, give them 12 to 16 weeks with it and bam, it’s ready for English roads. Service and repairs can also be handled locally as well.
The dealer charges £54,000 for a Corvette conversion, or nearly $70,000 USD. But, for the sake of usability, it could be worse. At least until GM goes global with the Corvette.