While they may seem out of place in the U.S., right hand drive (RHD) Jeeps have been produced in small amounts since the 1950s. These vehicles are not in high demand for most people, but are a necessity for a small market—namely rural postal workers.
Rural postal workers actually use their own vehicles and are reimbursed for gas mileage by the USPS. Because of this, they need a versatile car that has cargo space and convenient RHD in order to do their job.
If you’re in the market for a RHD Jeep, it’s not easy to find one. Most car dealers don’t stock these vehicles because the supply and demand is so small compared to other vehicles.
The other catch is that Jeep stopped producing RHD Jeeps for several years after the USPS stopped purchasing them in the 1980s. However, Jeep has since begun to manufacture RHD Jeeps again, beginning with the Jeep Cherokee in 2001 and the Jeep Wrangler in 2003.
Where can I buy a RHD Jeep?
There are several decommissioned USPS Jeeps still out there, but they can be difficult to track down and are often on their last leg since the USPS stopped using them in 1983. Another option is to find a car dealer that stocks pre-owned and new RHD Jeeps, which will generally give you a better selection.
At Bryant Motors, we are proud to carry a rare selection of the RHD Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, both new and used. If you’re looking for a versatile vehicle to help make your postal job easier, an RHD Jeep may be the perfect choice. Contact us to learn more or come test drive one today!