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The King is dead. Long live the King! RIP Commodore :-(

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by 426Cuda, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. figjam

    figjam Donating Member

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    Yep. When all of us cashed-up boomers with millions in super, million dollar McMansions, and garages full of classic cars fall off the perch.
    The cash poor, disadvantaged, over-educated millenials are just circling, waiting.
     
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    The engine is very famously 265ci, the $265k ask is light comedy that's also intended to convey "make me an offer". :)

    They will then sell all the interesting classic cars in a fire sale (for bugger-all due to the lack of affordable fuel PLUS the glut of them in the market at that time); and at that point the most intelligent generation (Generation X) will buy them for SFA and quickly whip-up a Mr Antifusion which will convert the readily-available electricity to E85 or PULP98 for use in the cheap classics we just bought.
     
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    We can only hope.
     
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    Owned a VN V8 Calais, white - l.s.d, in Brock style.........acquired a VF SV6 in "Perfect Blue" about a month ago - not sure how I feel now about this news, and the selling of the VN.....but made me laugh seeing this photo....!
     
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    Can't change it.....don't worry about it.....just enjoy the memories.
     
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    Forg Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy the memory of when my mate took his boss' week-old 5spd VN Calais (moo-mang 125kW 1st-series) home one night, we went for a drive around the block, he gave it a bit of a hit and something went SNAP inside the engine & it needed a tow ... :)
     
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    Ahh, yes, the memories….. a Panorama Silver 5L VN Calais, FE2, big tank, great long trip vehicle, over 240Km, endless money pit. Got to the stage where I was wondering what was going to fail next, and how much would it cost.

    After $1 too many spent on repairs, I made a snap decision one day to buy a white VT Berlina.. ( I think it may have been a 4 cyl one.)
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I'm thinking that any half-decent V8 VT or VX would be a nice cheap way of picking up the basis for a nice weekend cruiser and project.
    Still cheap at present but ultimately would at least hold its value initially before slowly appreciating. If you weren't interested in capital gain, it would just be a nice project to restore and maintain.
     
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    I believe VT2 SS's are already climbing in an upwards direction ... VT SS's are an interesting one, you'd get smashed by a hybrid Corolla at a set of lights but it's the very last of the 'real' Holden engines.
     
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    But you would sound a sh!t tonne better.
     
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    Hell yeah and a few had the 195 engine option to help a little
     
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    +1 :D
     
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    I drive a 4 cylinder Captiva. The VT SS would be a screamer by comparison.
     
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    You just gave me this lovely mental image of a bunch of people in a VT SS screaming with enjoyment while in the lane next to them there're a bunch of people sitting in a Captiva hammering on the windows & screaming with horror to be let out ... :)
     
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    Well, it was my intention to entertain...
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    VT - VZ SS or Calais V8 would be the pick of the bunch. I think they are about the bottom of the depreciation curve and still quite a few good ones about. I wouldn't expect that to be the case in 3 - 5 years.
     
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    wetwork65 A wet business

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    Tighter circuits in NZ, so the lighter weight was better suited. Did not need high speed down long long straights as in circuits such as Mt Panorama.
     
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    Ahhh....should have clicked. But I'm sure we've all seen people putting stupid prices on cars.
    I actually have a genuine weber off one of those vals. It's still on a set of triple webers for Holden 6 sitting in the garage.
     
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    What's the 0 to 100 time for those? After driving early 2000 to mid 2000 Camrys/Corollas (parents had one of each), I can't get my head around a Corolla beating anything at acceleration...

    The 4cyl petrol ones all had official 0 to 100 times of around 10 seconds, and the Prius (yuck) was something like 12... how fast are modern Corollas now?

    I know the V6 Aurions (Camrys) and the new V6 ones were pretty fast for a fridgeonwheels.
     
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    An old guys statesman or caprice would be a good pick up too
     

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