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what is holden by design mean

Discussion in 'General' started by VPS2, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. VPS2

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    ok my dad has just bought a holden vt commodore executive 5.7l auto and on the side skirts it has a holden by design badge what does this mean?
     
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    Holden By Design Enhancements
     
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    I could be wrong but I didn't think HBD came about until the VY.
     
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    Holden by Design are a series of optional upgrades you can purchase when buying a new car (or a used car that come with them), as an alternative to parts from other models or not available on other models
     
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    Your wrong. Def out with the VT range.


    HBD (now called HSVi) were just the company dealers used to fit extra's to cars. Bodykits, wheels, and other extra's.
     
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    HBD 001 is a VX that lives in Pt Adelaide
     
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    I think I've seen them on VTs, not too sure...but definitely on VXs had the HBD option
     
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    There were 2 VTs at my old work, one was a series one (well had yellow indicators in the lights)
     
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    Holden by Design Started out with the VL after Peter Brock bought out the HDT VL with the polarizer Pack Holden gave him the arse so HDT stopped then Peter Brock started in 1988 SV which the first car was the VL SV88 Calais and still had the Polarizer pack in it My VL Formula Turbo was the first car that Holden released from Holden by Design which was in competition towards the Brock cars which did not compare
     
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    Huh? I'm sure the answer is in there somewhere but without any punctuation, I couldn't tell.

    Separate sentences....please!
     
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    Holden by Design is NOOOOOOT Holden Special Vehicles.

    Just so you know ;)
     
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    I never said anything about HSV l think you didn't read it correctly
     
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    Cheers for clearing that up.. I wasn't sure..
     
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    SV88s have HSV build plates yes/no?
     
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    i got both build plates on my vt hsv & hbd

    its some hsv sports equipped series

    from what i know it ran from the vp to vt series one from what i know they dropped the hsv tags after the series one v8's in the vt and used hbd tags onwards

    i have some info on it but cant access it till tomorow

    bloke found out the information for me
     
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    Holden By Design (HBD) as has been said already are optional upgrades that can be fitted from factory. HBD upgrades are usually things like different wheels, bodykits, painted PBR brakes and interior options such as seats, steering wheels and roof mounted dvd screens for the later models. Not exactly sure when HBD enhancements started but my vs has a full HBD interior from factory so thats atleast from 97 and they went to atleast the vy. HBD is not associated with HSV.
     
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    If you look at your HBD build plate it should also tell you what options were fitted.
     
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    If you go back prior to HBD, can you recall the "Formula" factory option packages that were offered on VN's and Camira's? They were REALLY crap - painted wheel covers (white, I recall) and I think the cars were generally all white, with stripes and other shit.

    Real "must have" cars - NOT!
     
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    i can remember the vn formula

    but a hdb camria:shooting: good god how on earth could they improve a camira beside setting it on fire to hot it up

    10 minutes later im still laughing at at a hdb camria thought

    hdb tags would have been worth more than the car itself


    can tell ya know hsv and hbd tags 10 years later aint worth shit because half the parts fitted are totaly stuffed now anyways mine is now a dsv

    darren's special Vehicle as i had to replace all the stuff to bring it back to life and the options availble now hsv dont even compare
     

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