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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Tiff, Aug 7, 2018.
Just remove the Pontiac badge then same as Aus delivered LE Pontiac front.
My VE ute had a Chev grille on it. Bought a 2nd hand Holden grille before I bought the ute.
My recent SS purchase came with the cringeworthy Chev badge front and rear. Promptly brought a genuine Lion badge for the rear and found some sucker willing to swap a genuine Lion grill for the Chev item! Good old Gumtree.
I had a mate who reckoned he had a Chev ute going back 15 years ago. I told him it was rebadged Holden but he reckoned otherwise and there was no convincing him.
Chev currently only make 2 performance cars out of 18 eco, soccer mum or 4x4 mobiles. Americans are right to laugh at us thinking chev represents the best of US muscle. Maybe if it were the 70s.
I doubt they laugh at us. Where was the domestic equivalent of the Chevrolets Ss while the VF was exported there? It received great reviews in the States but the United Auto unions prevented it being sold there in greater numbers and Chevrolets apparently did a poor promotional job because numbers were restricted.
I like when they put the chev badge on the v6. Kinda like putting an m badge on the blisteringly quick 318i or amg badge on the lowly 180c merc.
I don’t thing Great Wall have a performance aftermarket badge as yet so nothing to aspire to with those utes.
Lets not forget,every dore n stato exported to the middle east from VT onwards was a Chevy. Commodore was the Chevy lumina if i remember correctly, v6 and v8. And of course Vauxhall for all UK exports. But yeah,bowties on a Holden is cancer. I do love how both brits and yanks love the cars and all mostly convert their cars back to Holden spec badges and parts.
Hmm now that's an idea when I go to sell the VR ute. I can tell a potential buyer it's one of the rare V6 Chev's.
Slightly deviation, but the HK? with the 327 had an emblem underneath the 327 number...To me, it looks like a bowtie...The same with the HQ 350 badge, I think...Would you say the same?
And no sportwagons or ute's at all...
The Commodore started its US life as a Pontiac in the middle of a GFC. It was the right brand but sadly folded, that was my point on rebadging. It's only a couple of yanks I know, you got me there
The car got great reviews but just wasn't popular, the two are not synonymous. There were heaps of unsold cars. It was a bit smug for Holden to believe they could just inject an Aussie car into a huge domestic market with its 'king of the hill' bases already covered and succeed. I have no doubt there were resisting forces at play but in such a connected age promoting something is less suppressible.
No. HK and HT had a V made from two flags. Nothing like a bow tie. HG used the same except for 350 which just had 350 stickers, likewise HQ.
Can a get a grille for a VE SS S1 with no badge at all?
I want to debadge the whole car and love an open grille too. For the life of me I can't find one and I don't want to just take the badge off the grille because it will look dodgy.
Letterbox grille has no badges.
Only thing is just about every second VE has one these days.
Yeah these I guess are the closest thing I can find.
What do you guys think if I get a chev badge grille (with the chrome strip in the middle) and instead of the bogan bowtie I put a SS badge?
Is that bogan-y too?
I've thought about getting one but I'm undecided.
I've wondered about that myself, such as a Chev grille with a lion badge. I actually like the look of the grille, just not the badge.
My personal opinion is, your car, put what you wish on it....If others don't like it, stiff bikkies....It's not parked in their driveway annoying the crap out of them every night
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