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Favourite model of Holden Statesman / Caprice?

Discussion in 'General' started by JimmyS, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. JimmyS

    JimmyS New Member

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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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    lf l categorise old scool to new scool.
    Id have one of each please!
     
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    Wish I had never sold mine.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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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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    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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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    I'm with Smitty - Brougham ftw!

    That aside - always liked the HJ/X/Z Caprice.
     
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    My grandfather had the very first model of the Statesman that was ever released (can't remember the exact year model), i've seen it in photo's and definitely looked like one ripper of a vehicle for its time.
     
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    I had a HQ Statesman and wish I still had it, it was wonderful to cruise around in. I also had a 68 Brougham at one stage, had a 327 and Powerglide in it, 8" on the back 7" on the front, bars, springs and shocks to make it handle like it was on rails, full custom paint with all metal flares all around and full black velvet interior and a sound system that disturbed people from a couple of blocks away. How I wish I still had that old girl, they are asking around $40,000 these days for one in fairly stock condition on line. :-(
     
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