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LawnPotato

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Hey everyone, I've got a VS ute as a donor and I'm trying to find out if its a VSII or VSIII. Its probably as simple as the year but I could'nt find anything telling me what year was what. Anyway its a VS ute 5.0l manual, I think its an S pack as it has cruise, tacho and bucket seats.
Model: VS8VK80-725
Body: L361375
Trim: 251
Paint: H114
Engine:LB9
Trans: M34
Built: 28/07/98
VIN: 6H8VSK80UWL361375
 

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Am I correct you are saying you are going to destroy it ? (donor)
 

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Built: 28/07/98 I don't recall a Series 3 of the VS's.
 

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2000 VS ute was a series 3, not sure about 98.
 

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Built: 28/07/98 I don't recall a Series 3 of the VS's.
Series III was only in Utes and LWB (Statesman & Caprice) all the rest finished up mid 1997 as Series II's
 

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Its a Series II ute.
Paint is Tungsten Pearl
Motor is 304ci
Getrag 5 speed.
 

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It's a series III to be exact as the Series III was released in May 1998 and as this one was built on the 28th of July 1998 this makes it the last variant of the VS ute before being replaced by the VU.
 

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It's a series III to be exact as the Series III was released in May 1998 and as this one was built on the 28th of July 1998 this makes it the last variant of the VS ute before being replaced by the VU.
Is that just utes? My statesman says series 3 but it is 3/97
 

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Series II came in September 1996
Series III Statesman and Caprice came in at June 1998 and went until end of May 1999 and was then replaced by the VT platformed WH,

The Statesman range didn't exactly follow the Commodore timeline.

So someone has played with yours and simply put a Series III badge on in place of the S2 badge. Obviously someone at some stage has attempted to extort more money during a sale of the said vehicle.
 
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