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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Calaber, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Deuce

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    Recently sold my 1970 88"
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    Try finding a super clean fully optioned(leahter/climate control etc) vy ss m6 or more desirable vz 6.0 m6 ss ute...either trashed or smashed.

    Regret letting my old ss ute go now with long list of sl/r's that got sold.

    vz r8 m6 maloo will also be a wanted car if you can find a clean one.
     
  3. Calaber

    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Some suggestions are good but overlook two of the original parameters. Affordable and Calais. I'm not interested in SS's because they are expensive and common. Even trashed ones are outside my initial budget because of the demand for them. A V8 Calais has the rarity I'm after with the advantage of being well equipped, and can still be found at acceptable prices.
     
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    HSV would be a better keeper. Only issue is some of them are based on lower models - eg my VXII is Berlina based. They are now cheap as too.
     
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    You seem decided on what you want ….. a V8 Calais. This may fit the bill.
    https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Calais-1999/SSE-AD-5630739/?Cr=3
    My reasoning, it’s the last of the Aussie V8 engines, which may be a collectable factor. Bulletproof, apart from the rear main seal. And you can upgrade the seating to leather from a later model.

    But I have to question your idea of putting it away for years, for grandkid’s inheritance. Enjoy it yourself until you can’t, then put it away.
    A car such as this in 30 years time may be an oddity, a museum piece, with future driver’s unable to use it because it has to be ‘driven’ without the aid of AEB, lane keeping, adaptive cruise control, and all the other electronic crap which seems to mandatory to keep people safe from themselves. Kids from my childhood rode horses and push bikes. Too dangerous now.

    I got an email from Holden telling me how much ‘fun’ driving the new Acadia will be with all the electronic driver aids. My definition of ‘fun’ is a long way from that. ( must take the dust cover off the Monaro, and drive somewhere. )
     
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    mpower Well-Known Member

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    kids will only care if the car has memories for them, not if it's been sitting in the shed rotting.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Thanks for the pics figjam. It's a bit premature for me at present because of some major home reno's soon to start. Probably later next year before I get serious about this idea. More thought to be given to this plan yet.
     
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    So a good idea would be, for one to be bought, Calaber to teach the grandkids how to actually drive a car, without all the gizmos, so they can become better drivers....

    As I see it and call me old fashioned, but all these gizmos make driver too reliant on them to keep them out of harms way, rather than learning how to get out of harms way
     
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    6.0ltr vz calais for small build numbers & fun factor then maybe International for interesting trim combination.

    Cheapest at moment would be 5.0ltr car or first 5.7ltr calais with velour & high mileage.

    That being said anything with HSV heritage or most desirable option at time when new usually good indicator later on.

    Buy something you want to keep as buying something just to think you will make money on is silly if into cars.
     
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    I saw a bog stock base model TC Cortina on the M7 the other day. I'm glad someone kept something ordinary because i see less of those than the rarer ones of the day. Keep whatever you want they're.all.a bit special
     
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    I have had my VX SS from new, so it is 17 years old, I am going to pass it on to my grandson, might not be worth a lot but at least he can say it was his grand dads when he is older and if he keeps it in as good of condition as it is now it should be of interest. If I stop driving in say the next 10 years it will probably only have about 110,000 km on it then. Lucky if it does 2000 km a year at the moment.
     
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    I work with a bloke who has a stock standard, base model Series 1 AU Falcon, 6cyl that he's keeping in his shed cause "it'll be worth a mint in years to come". I can't convince him otherwise, and heck I'm no expert, but generally they had to be desirable in the first place?

    Why go a VX with it's melted ice-cream look...? Save for a bit longer and get a VZ Calais like this members :D
    [​IMG]
     
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    Some things are a bit more special than others it is true!
     
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    In all honesty, my fav would be a VY series 2. Love the body kit, wheels colours and interior, but they are still. Just a bit exxy. Perhaps by the end of 2019, they too will bottom out.
     
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    Yeah I reckon you would need a pretty large imagination if you thought an AU would ever be desirable..... They didn't nic name the awfully ugly for nothing
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    Honestly, some of the less desireable cars can bring in good coin in later years....Maybe not as much as the more desireable ones, but none the less, it exists at this stage....Later years, who knows
     
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    Geez... don't put that on the Ford forum. That 'waterfall' grille and oval theme is considered classic design brilliance.
    You will get your comments censored, your roof rocked, and hit with a big ban stick.
    Yes, I am on the Ford forum, and have copped a couple of serves on my opinions.
     
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    Thanks for the laugh
    That's the funniest thing I've read online today :D
     
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    Even if you weren't a Commodore fan, it's hard to be kind about the AU. There was hardly a single feature about its appearance that didn't look wrong.
     
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    I dont mind the AU XR8 but VT-Z is aging very nicely
     

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