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vh group 3 or adt hdt

dodge68

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hi
just brought a vh factory fitted v8 manual maranello red commodore... what would be the best option to do up a adp hdt with the vc flairs or a group 3 would be selling it after so which would be the best option.... would be doing all the work myself as i own a small panel shop.
 

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not if car was cheap and interior is excellent...just needs clean up and respray...plus body kit and wheels?
 

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neither. huge waste of money which you will never get back
I tend to agree.

I assume you will re-sell as a Group 3 / HDT 'Replica'? I have been combing VB-VK classifieds for years and I have formed the firm view that many sellers believe the finished product is 'worth' a bundle but in actual fact would have been far better off ($ wise) keeping the car in original condition, especially original V8’s.

Still, to each their own.
 

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so if i did go ahead would 10 to 15k be asking too much for a restored replica?
 

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It would want to have just about new everything for that.

I agree with the guys above, no money to be made in "doing up" a commodore, you either do it to how you want it for yourself, or just restore it back to factory.

A clean vh factory v8 with matching numbers would fetch a decent dollar, the higher the luxury level the more $
 

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A spray job, flares and some decals won't be a very convincing replica IMO. In which case I doubt you would get anywhere near those figures. You would need to pay a lor more attention to detail - engine spec and interior just for starters. Otherwise it will probably be worth more as is.
 

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yeah ive seen a few 100% restored vb sl/e, matching numbers cars struggle to sell for $15k so theres no way you would get close to that with a non-matching number restored replica. $10k might be achievable if its 100% restored. thats just my opinion. personally i think its a lot of work to go to if you are just going to sell the car on to try to make a profit. you would probably make a bigger profit if you kept the factory bodywork and resprayed it in the factory colours and kept the factory wheels. the car might not fetch as much money outright as a replica but you wouldnt spend thousands in a bodykit and wheels
 
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