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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by 88GreenVN, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. 88GreenVN

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    Looking for any info on the VN SV GTS shipped to New Zealand.

    I found 3 for sale in NZ but have very little info on them.

    The photos are from 2 of the cars
     
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    looks like someones slapped on an old hq/z ish gts badge on the boot
     
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    That's what I first thought - but after finding 3 of them and the wheels. It cant be a fake.
     
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    Unless the same guy owns all 3 ;)


    I'll have 3 Calais internationals one day. Want one of each colour bog stock hiding in the shed, plus my baby ;)
     
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    This brochure backs it up abit more.:thumbsup:
     
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    No they are real, i see them quite often,

    only thing really special about them is the rims,

    V6 - manual or auto - i have seen both but not sure wether they were factory or not,

    we had a vl gts over here too - almost as boring to be honest
     
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    You see them often but some have never heard of them?
    Ill dig up my 20 years of HSV and list the models from VN when I remember at home, i dont remember VN GTS at all..
    Infact i thought the big thing about the name GTS was to do with ford and holden released the VP GTS to say '**** you' to fords GT
     
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    The VN GTS was only released in New Zealand, on contract build by HSV.


    Your 20 years of HSV history book wont list export models (such as the VR-X Monaro etc) because it only lists Aussie released models.
     
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    my uncles got one, ill try grab the numbers off it, yea they're pretty average, v6 auto or manual, rims and I think the seat colours is different to normal VN's

    Pretty sure that the same as the 'LS?' VN
     
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    The book is missing the export models - was a suprise to me too havin searched Holden production for sum 3 years and a new model pops up. Gold:).

    So there is more Holdens to hunt down. And very little info on them.

    So come on New Zealander Holden people. Spill the beans. What you got over there.
     
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    pretty sure its a NZ thing. i remember seeing a VP GTS at the wreckers over here. it was a NZ model, having no cats. it was a v6 with ss kit and wheels
     
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    Hmm I remember seeing a VP GTS memcal for sale at one time for a V6. At the time did not believe it.

    How wrong was I.:)
     
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    Theres a white GTS VN that lives around my way. Its a White 5 litre, with a group A bodykit??? I think. Its got the big "GTS" blue decals on the side and the older style HSV badges.
     
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    definitly a NZ thing. there are a few models that we got thatyou boys in aussie never saw. just like the 4cyl commodores. from memory the VN GTS isn't anything fancy. not even sure if it got the SV3800 tune. was just the NZ exec with body kit and mags

    check this, covers things quiet well Holden VN Commodore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    haha, non of the early 2nd gen commodores have CATS here in NZ. damn shame i wasn't doing this **** when we still had leaded fuel. leaded fuel with a decent tune would be killer. where abouts are you stocky?
     
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    probbly came out in a 4 cyc version... GOOOO CAPTIAN PLANET!!!!!
     
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    oh im in vic, saw the gts at pick a part. grabbed my ss side skirts off them. ive also seen a 4 cylinder VN at a car yard near me
     
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    Thanks for the link - added more info to my production web page.

    Still have not found any more low serial numbers (like yours) which I now suspect were the first built VN's in NZ.
     
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    Bloody weird ass Kiwi's lol. Why would they want a V6 GTS's and 4cyl Commodores. Sully as brue.
     
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    Because we sent the bits over to them:thumbsup:
     

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