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Right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 available for $150K

By Daniel DeGasperi, 24 Mar 2017 News

Right hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 available for 150K main

Conversions available for 485kW muscle car

For around the price of a farewell HSV GTS-R W1 punters can now welcome its newer coupe cousin onto their driveway – the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

As we prepare to say goodbye to the VF Series II and Gen-F2 range on October 20 and General Motors refuses to produce a factory right-hand drive Camaro, Melbourne-based Crossover Car Conversions (CCC) has revealed it can import the scary-fast ZL1 and swap the steering wheel and pedals to the correct (ahem, right) side for around $150K all told.

Right hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sideThe US $60,000 (AU $79,000) Camaro ZL1 uses an LT4-generation 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine, the successor to HSV’s LS9 unit of the same capacity. Outputs of 485kW and 881Nm oust our home-grown hero by 11kW/66Nm and the bow-tie-badged coupe is lighter as well.

According to CCC shipping adds $5000 to the price while our five per cent import tariff nabs another $3000, Luxury Car Tax (LCT) a further $6209 and GST an additional $8200.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 rearKeep the calculator close by, because that’s $101,409 just to import the vehicle; the conversion company requires another $44,000 for the local conversion, $6000 of which is absorbed by re-engineering work for the electric power steering system alone.

With strict regulations surrounding personal imports, CCC also takes care of the purchase and importation of the vehicle. The company reckons the conversion process will take eight to 10 weeks as part of a complete six-month process.

Right hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 available for 150KWhat buyers will have for around $150K is a General Motors product even rarer on our shores than the GTS-R W1. And arguably just as cool.