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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by c2105026, Mar 6, 2018.

  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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    c2105026 Active Member

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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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