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  1. Calaber

    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Steady old son. I went through there last year and spent half a day reminiscing about what I'd owned once... It's an official Old Farts activity.
     
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    Nice, even the missus wants to go.
    Sounds allot like the motorcycle museum at Tamworth ( although it's not that big)
    Had been wanting to go to it for years and finally in the end of 2013 had to go up there for some training so made it into the museum .
    Been to the motorcycle museum in Nabiac, that's brilliant because it's not just bikes, so much memorabilia, stories , artifacts and history.
    Spent hours in there and missus was just as happy spending that much time there as well because of everything there other than the bikes.
     
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    Commodores certainly aren't 'endangered', quite a few still are getting out....

    But......

    I remember when I got my VB in 2009. First Commodore I ever had. In Orange, there were another 2/3 VB/VCs in regular usage in Orange....but in the space of a few months I didn't see them anymore.

    Elsewhere in Orange.....there is a tidy survivor Green VH SLE, a mint white VL Exec Sedan, A dilapidated VN Exec in white, a tidy and very rare VP Berlina in Teal. A friend has a VS whose clear has failed (he bought it new).

    Newer models more common obviously, but certainly not the front-and-centre of the automotive scene they were in the 90s. That title now goes to Mazda3/i30/Corolla/Golf or the Santa Fe/CX3/RAV4/CRV. My housing estate is 50% rentals and they are miners so utes and SUVs abound.
     
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    Dude up the road has a VS Maloo. Somewhere in the last few years most of them disappeared and now they stand out like dogs balls. Cooler now than they've ever been. I like this thread. Keep counting
     
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    What color is the maloo ?
    Where abouts in newy ?
    I've seen a really nice ( obviously) restored red one out towards the bay.
    Think there's a silver one out medowie way.
    The guy who runs / set up Facebook club vr_vs maloo has a black series III out camron park way.
    Mine's botanica mica.
     
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    Sorry. Off air for a long time. Its in merewether heights every now and again. Have only seen it once or twice lately.
     
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    That sounds like there's another one in the general area .
    Geez , they're starting to be common, ha ha ha.
    Well not really bet there's way more replicas or part replicas than genuine.
     
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    Mine is a 1993 VR Exec sedan. Still see a few around at least VN onwards but... my VR is also a 6 seater with column shift auto and it's never been a taxi - rather it was ordered that way ex-factory. I wonder how many examples in that configuration would still be around given that the taxi-packs were likely to have been crushed a very long time ago. Anyone know of a VR exec sedan with column shift auto?
     
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    I see such vehicles come up every now and then. Hardly any would have been ordered new. Even fewer would survive now. Possibly a private buyer with a larger family. Falcon was available as a six seater up til the EL, as well.
     
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    I was also wondering about the survival rates of the earlier commodores.
    Here are my guesses.
    I would imagine the HSVs eg Clubsports and Senators to have a high survival rate as would have been purchased and looked after by car lovers. So maybe allow a survival rate of >80% which would allow for those that have been crashed and written off.
    Also the SS models would have been well looked after but a higher number would have been crashed and a some turned into projects and donor cars for projects maybe > 60% survival rates.
    The Calais once again would have initially been well loved being an upmarket model, there may be a difference between the v8 and v6 survival rate.
    Then take the likes of the VN and VP excutive and berlina which over the years would have been used and abused and then scrapped at end of life. Maybe a survival rate of less than 10%
     
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    A year and a bit on

    The number of private saleads on Carsales is now 69500, or a drop of 8% or so

    However, the number of commodores on offer has dropped dramatically.

    VN - 19. Up a bit. Values on the rise, many now being flipped a bit.

    VP - 15. Same?

    VR - 16. Stable.

    VS - 40

    VT - 71

    VX - 106

    VY - 133

    VZ - 191

    VE - 986.

    When you see many of the eg VT/VXs on the market, many/most are very very cheap, poor condition, and are a minor prang or breakdown from going to the wreckers.

    Interestingly my local wreckers doesn’t get that many VT/VX any more, but are still getting a reasonable number of VY-VZ models. See more and more VEs all the time.
     
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    i think it's less car lovers and more people who can afford to do actual maintenance buy higher end models, in general that is. most of the used pov packs get bought by people who drive them into the ground and don't maintain them.
     
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    I was at a wreckers who had 1 alloy wheel matching mine, and I asked him about the older Dunnydores: he said he hasn't had a VN for yonks.
     
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    It was similar when I had my VB in the early 2010s; VNs are now at the age where they are starting to appreciate. I see a few for sale being marketed as barn finds/ projects. As such the rough cars now find buyers, rather than the customary $100-200 a wrecker may give you....
     

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