- Aug 9, 2009
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- 2000 VTII Commodore Olympic, 2012 Ford Focus ST
1985 Holden Gemini RB SLX
Bought with 91600km on the clock, one family owned over 3 generations. Immaculate rust free, a couple of small dings that I’ve taken out, paint is original and excellent, no scratches. Fully documented history, including original sales invoice.
Car was assembled Dec 1985 at Elizabeth, delivered to an elderly couple from Port Pirie SA by a small rural dealer (Newitts) at Crystal Brook SA on 3rd February 1986. Husband died 1987, wife died 1993, passed onto daughter. Driven sparingly for 16 years, she passed it onto her son in 2009, who I bought it off 2.5 weeks ago. He also drove it sparingly. Complete maintenance log from 1993 to now.
I flew to Adelaide to buy it, drove the 1060km back to Forbes over a day and a half. Price was excellent.
It’s an automatic finished in Alpine White. So far I’ve fitted tyres of correct size, done some PDR work, and replaced the muffler. Rear seat was split due to sun; I found a wrecker in my town that had a car with a good back seat, cleaned it and fitted it. Also repainted the grille and wipers. Hubcaps need redoing, I already repainted them but the colour of silver is a bit off. Found a better colour to use. Inner tie rod end in steering rack is worn, creating a highway speed vibration issue; parts have been ordered. A small section of damage on the drivers door frames was worsened through PDR; I will be repairing this through traditional methods.
Why an RB? So far I have a trophy quality Holden I can put on club plates for under $3k. At that money a contemporary Commodore or RWD Gemini will be riddled with rust and/or needing an expensive respray.