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MY10 VE Sportwagon "Eleanor"

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by UFO, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. UFO

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    Name: Chris
    Model: MY10 VE International Sportwagon
    Colour: Sandstorm
    Bodykit: Full SS Front and Sides with Foggies
    Engine Type:3L SIDI
    Suspension: Pedders Sportsryder Springs (dropped 1")
    Wheels/Tyres: 20" Supersports with low profile rubber
    Interior: Leather
    Other Mods:GT Exhaust Tips, Tint

    Won't be doing anything else except some audio improvements.

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    Looks awsome mate, its the first ve holden ive seen with that sandstorm colour & it doesnt look too bad either! Did you order your wagon with the ss kit from factory or did you have it put on separetly?
     
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    how do you find the 3L??
     
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    I looked at getting one the other week but those leasther seats put me off. got a captiva lx diesel instead...
     
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    thanks guys :).

    kit delivered as is not aftermarket. they wired it all up with the factory foglight switch (headlight switch pulls out for foggies and dash light comes on), so I assume factory fitted.

    loving the 3L :).

    that was my biggest worry when deciding to buy... didnt think it would be enough. specs wise, it's pretty much the same as the old 3.6L except that now with the new 6 speed it really does respond very well. overtaking with aircon on isnt an issue! havent pushed it too hard yet though... still under 1000km :). will report on it later.

    because of delay in delivery, dealer gave me an sv6 to play with for a week ('old' ve model 3.6L with 4speed), and I honestly think the new SIDI 3L with 6speed kicks the crap out of it! off the line and also on the road at speed. much more responsive and feels like you got more horses to play with- when obviously you dont.
     
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    oh- and nothing wrong with the leather man :). ok, it's not mercedes benz leather... but still better than cloth!
     
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    fair enough, cant comment on the auto's in the omega's, but the manual was fair decent i think. Glad your happy with it, looks really sexy, planning on mods? Supersports fit the sand colour nicely
     
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    woah im loving that colour looks mint
     
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    the dealer didn't give you an sv6 if it was a 4speed.
     
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    definitely an SV6, unless dealer is in to fake badging loan cars :).
    and wasnt the new 6 speed... so whatever the old box was (4sp 5sp whatever), but point my is the same- whatever it was doesnt compare to new 6sp.
     
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    What about mine? :p

    Looks awesome mate, it sits really nice on those wheels, not dumped but not in the clouds either. Now if only those wheels were black.. lol
     
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    Very nice car, those wheels suit very well also.

    Cheers.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    I only have one question, why Eleanor? There is only one Eleanor in my books and it's not a Holden....

    Other than that, nice car.
     
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    I completely agree mate :)

    And you've hit the nail on the head.
    My dream is to one day build my own Eleanor (exactly like the movie one)... and then put these plates on it :).
    It'll be a 67 Fastback, but I can't afford a real GT500 so it'll be a clone. And besides, it would be a waste of code numbers not restoring exactly like an original anyway. Plus it lets me do what I want underneath.

    I got these plates pretty much the same time the movie came out.
    After walking out of the cinema with jeans that seemed very much tighter than when I walked in, I knew I wanted Eleanor... bad. Without doubt the most sexiest car on the planet. Even though its a ford.

    So the plates were in storage, and since I've been paying for them anyway- may as well pop them on the mrs wagon :).
     
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    shes a shelby not a ford and im sticking to that lol
     
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    the real one is... but I could never afford one of them. I'll be doing the cheapy ford 'pretend' one :).

    but yes, a real eleanor is definitely absolutely 100% shelby.

    ......sigh, one day.
     
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    wow m8 what an amazing color i love it
     
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    THats not a bad wagon! Like the colour, easy to keep clean, Rims suit it nicely
     
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    Are the exhaust tips fitted just the optional chrome tips from the holden website, dealer fitted?
    I bought a Evoke International yesterday and optioned the chrome tips, but have no idea what they look like
    Cheers.
     
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    hey mate what springs do you have this sitting on
     

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