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Hello Fellow Commo lovers, I recently discovered and joined this forum blah blah blah.. Today I purchased an VH SLE. I'm over the moon it's interstate (NSW),and will not sleep til she arrives which is hopefully by end of week. She is blue of silver with 253, sight unseen but the pics and the bloke over the phone sounds genuine. I do know little certain things need attention so please help me when you can, to bring her up to spec. Dicky rear electric window, trip computer has been replaced with gauges, speedo suddenly not working, worn drivers side arm rest and is on LPG and I will remove. Il try and get some pics up, would some one be so kind and discet my built plate.?
 

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Sorry I need to work out how load the pics from phone to iPad but for the meanwhile
Model VH8VX69-381
Body No 102888-A
Trim 4005-29Y
Paint 1B002-B/2J011-D
Built AUG 83
ENG L36 TRANS M40 AXLE GU7

thanks in advance
 

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Congratulations mate. The VIN/HIN plate will also tell a lot of info about the car. That is the small thin plate found on the radiator support panel.

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Thanks pal, would this be it 8X69RCL102888H
 

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Thanks pal, would this be it 8X69RCL102888H
Speedo is common issue. parts can be found on ebay, can apparently do yourself, but I got mine repaired including part for $95.

Car was built at Elizabeth (Commodores were originally built at pagewood/dandenong, when pagewood closed I imagine then Elizabeth took up the slack.)

Indigo/Mercury silver, trim is cloth (colour unknown) with a trimatic.

Removing LPG and getting to stock can be a bugger, I am guessing?
 

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Hi LSONE,

looking at the plate numbers, I come up with the following.

Model VH8VX69 = VH SL/E
Pack -381 = L36 (253 V8)
M40 (Trimatic)
AS9 (rear Seat head rests)
AU3 (Electric locking side doors)
GU7 (Axle ratio 2.78)
N10 (Dual exhaust)

Body No 102888-A = (Sequential build number) A = Adelaide
Trim 4005-29Y
Paint 1B002-B/2J011-D
Built AUG 83
ENG L36 TRANS M40 AXLE GU7

I'm sure others can help with the rest of the numbers.

Overall sounds like a nice car, look forward to seeing pictures.
 

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Speedo is common issue. parts can be found on ebay, can apparently do yourself, but I got mine repaired including part for $95.

Car was built at Elizabeth (Commodores were originally built at pagewood/dandenong, when pagewood closed I imagine then Elizabeth took up the slack.)

Indigo/Mercury silver, trim is cloth (colour unknown) with a trimatic.

Removing LPG and getting to stock can be a bugger, I am guessing?
Thanks for yr comments and hopefully a cheap speedo fix, hope the LPG is not a big expensive job, I have briefly spoken to a bloke who does this and he believes its a $400 exercise but will have to wait and see.
Thanks for the vin info too so far it all matches up
 

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Thanks for info to all. I spoke to the seller today final payment goes in tomorrow and book the freight also hopefully see it this week. Fingers crossed is half as good as what he says.
 

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would this be it 8X69RCL102888H
Hi Mate,

That is the one.

8X69RCL102888H

8 X 69 R C L1 02888 H

8 = Division eg GMH
X = SLE
69 = Sedan
R = engine code 253 in this case
C = 1983 (Model year code and changes Sept)
L1 = Adelaide
02888 = Production serial number
H = VH

With the rest being decoded everything else confirms and cross matches.

Cheers
 

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I once owned an 83 blue over silver 253 electric windows with SUNROOF SLE.If it has a sunroof it could be my old girl.Post photos as soon as you can.
 
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