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Favourite model of Holden Statesman / Caprice?

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I've looked around for this question and peoples opinions, but I haven't been able to find anything. So, I thought I'd make it myself!

What was your favourite Model of Statesman / Caprice?

I'd have to say mine would be the WK / WL.

I reckon it had a whole lot more class than anything from the 90s.
The WH was gorgeous on the outside, but I never a fan of the dash, looked kind of commodore - like, wasn't fancy enough.
the WK / WL's were big, had a nice amount of chrome, big heavy doors, a nice overhauled dash, and I think they went really well, and were very well proportioned, they arse end of the car wasn't too short, so it didn't look like a Chrysler 300c - which was destoyed by it's grille and a too short, fat looking arse end.
Had both a V6 WL & currently a V8 Caprice.
The newer caprices look like bubbles in my opinion.
The only other Statesman I really like would be the HQ / HJ / HX.
Even the WB looked a bit odd imo.

Let me know below! Curious as to others opinions, I think we'll all have a good read!

Cheers.
 

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thought this was a COMMODORE site? .........................

bwahahahahahaaaaaaa:p




ps.... I am a BROUGHAM fan !
 

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Saw one last weekend at a local car show. A '69 in Egyptian Bronze and black vinyl roof.

Full resto, and it claimed the 'Best Holden' trophy.

It was beautiful!
 

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modern ones all suck

mid 70's or bust
 

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I've looked around for this question and peoples opinions, but I haven't been able to find anything. So, I thought I'd make it myself!

What was your favourite Model of Statesman / Caprice?

I'd have to say mine would be the WK / WL.

I reckon it had a whole lot more class than anything from the 90s.
The WH was gorgeous on the outside, but I never a fan of the dash, looked kind of commodore - like, wasn't fancy enough.
the WK / WL's were big, had a nice amount of chrome, big heavy doors, a nice overhauled dash, and I think they went really well, and were very well proportioned, they arse end of the car wasn't too short, so it didn't look like a Chrysler 300c - which was destoyed by it's grille and a too short, fat looking arse end.
Had both a V6 WL & currently a V8 Caprice.
The newer caprices look like bubbles in my opinion.
The only other Statesman I really like would be the HQ / HJ / HX.
Even the WB looked a bit odd imo.

Let me know below! Curious as to others opinions, I think we'll all have a good read!

Cheers.
lf l categorise old scool to new scool.
Id have one of each please!
 

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Saw one last weekend at a local car show. A '69 in Egyptian Bronze and black vinyl roof.

Full resto, and it claimed the 'Best Holden' trophy.

It was beautiful!
Wish I had never sold mine.
 

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I had one of these back in the day . Was patina gold with brown vinyl roof . Was resprayed venetian red with monaro factory wheels
 

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thought this was a COMMODORE site? .........................

bwahahahahahaaaaaaa:p




ps.... I am a BROUGHAM fan !

Now you're talking.....Love them but don't see many running round anymore, which is a shame
 

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There’s a WB that lives a couple of streets away from my place, see if fairly regularly. 20 years ago I wouldn’t of looked at it now I think it’s pretty cool.

Agree on the Broughams though - HT with a 308/powerglide for mine
 
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