Barden International, a General Motors dealer and upfitter in Namibia, is investing $30 million to purchase and convert full-sized Chevrolet pickups to right-hand drive for the country in southwest Africa.
The Namibian government has ordered more than 700 of the C/K trucks, which will be produced in North America.
Barden International will work in cooperation with General Motors Overseas Distribution Corp. and Quigley Motor Co. in Manchester, Pa., to develop the process to retrofit the vehicles.
Quigley will convert about 250 of the trucks; the rest will be converted at Barden's new Namibian facility, which should be completed by fall.
GM spokeswoman Arlene Reindel said this is the first GM truck order from the Namibian government.