Clive Sutton specialities
- F-150 Raptor is £89,000 + VAT for business buyers
- Shelby F-150 and Super Snake trucks also available at supercar specialist
- Personalisation of all vehicles can be achieved through Sutton Bespoke
THE AWESOME Ford F-150 Raptor is first with a right-hand drive conversion as luxury car dealer Clive Sutton adds two remarkable US vehicles to its stock – if you’ve got £100,000 or so to spare (inc VAT).
The dealership was the first to offer the F-150 Raptor to the UK market in left-hand-drive guise early last year, and it has now completed the first full conversion to right-hand drive.
The steering swap, carried out by Sutton Bespoke’s customisation programme, uses precision-sculpted mouldings of interior components, before specialists use a blend of both traditional and modern techniques to ‘mirror’ the dashboard appearance and steering assembly.
The price for the converted right-hand drive F-150 Raptor is £89,000 + VAT for business buyers (£106,800 incl. VAT for private buyers) and the cost for commissioning a conversion of an existing F-150 Raptor is approximately £32,000 + VAT (£38,400 incl. VAT).
Sutton’s team worked for six months to develop a right-hand drive steering rack for the new Raptor, which is an upgraded version of the system in the standard F-150, and carried out extensive recalibration. The completed right-hand drive F-150 Raptor is a SuperCab model in Lightning Blue, with rear-hinged coach doors that open to reveal a pillarless cabin aperture.
The pick-up is equipped with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, and has been reprogrammed as part of the conversion with full European navigation and radio frequencies
Another significant new arrival with Clive Sutton is the first 2018 Lincoln Navigator brought to the UK. The all-new model is a capacious and cossetting seven-seater SUV, with an obsessive focus on comfort for all passengers. See Soak up luxurious SUV comfort with Sutton’s 2018 Lincoln Navigator.
In late 2017, Clive Sutton was officially appointed as UK distributor for high-performance Shelby vehicles. The variety of brand-new Shelby-tuned cars and trucks available for UK clients includes the F-150 Super Snake ‘’street truck’ and the Shelby F-150 off-road truck, both powered by a mighty 5.0-litre supercharged V8 producing 750hp.
These new EU production vehicles are now being built for Shelby at the Magna Steyr facility in Graz, Austria. Clive Sutton will deliver the first brand-new, UK-bound Shelby truck next month.