If you look at what some "traditional" older Holdens are worth these days, it makes you wonder if any later model Commodores will ever appreciate to similar levels. Ordinary EH and HR Premiers, which were as cheap as a few hundred bucks twenty years ago, are worth ridiculous amounts today. It's quite easy to pick up run-down but serviceable VT to VZ models other than SS's, for well under a grand and some Calais models, with the V8, are not much dearer. I've been thinking about getting a V8 Calais, sticking it away in the garage and gradually restoring it with no intention of ever putting it back on the road, but keeping it in registrable condition. It would be a very long-term proposition, my intention being that it be handed on to the grandkids as an inheritance. This means up to thirty year or more retention, completely kept out of the weather, run regularly to prevent deterioration and changing fluids such as coolant and brake fluids at regular intervals based on time. I know some components such as seals will still deteriorate but the idea would be to obtain a stock of them while they are still available and affordable. Has anybody else had a similar idea?