Ever since cars became common street dÃ©cor, governments and traffic experts have debated whether it is better to drive on the left or the right side of the road. Even today, there are opposite opinions on the matter. In fact, two-thirds of the world drives on the right side of the road with the steering wheel on the left side of the car. However, just a third of the world drives on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right side of the vehicle.
And because the LHD market is far bigger, it produces more cars and is more influential in the global car industry. Among the countries with RHD are Japan, Great Britain, Australia and South Africa, all of which have a long, rich history of car manufacturing. So, in those countries, you can purchase some unique and special cars. They are the models they never meant for export.
Some come in limited numbers for local markets, and only as right-hand models. So, keep reading to learn about the 20 best RHD-only cars from the wrong side of the road. These cars may even make you wish you lived in Japan, Great Britain, Australia or South Africa.
1. Ford Falcon Cobra
In 1978, Ford Australia was getting ready to introduce a new body style for its popular Falcon. They wanted to produce their new model as a sedan or station wagon because the two-door coupe was out of production. After closing down the assembly lines of the old model, Ford was left with 400 coupe body shells they wanted to scrap.
But instead, Ford decided to turn the leftover bodies into a special version they called the Falcon Cobra. The 1978 Falcon Cobra could be had with a 5.8 or 5.0 V8 engine, automatic or manual transmission and in two colors, white or blue. Each car had racing stripes as an homage to the Shelby Mustang that was popular in Australia. Today, the Falcon Cobra is a valuable and highly-desirable car in Oceania.