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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by doigs8, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. doigs8

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    Hi guys, just picked up my new toy. It's a genuine VN SV LE, number 30 out of 110 made. It's a 5 speed manual and the motor has been tweeked. It has front damage but I will be getting it repaired by a panel shop. Paid $1500 for it.
     

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    looks like its taken a massive whack
     
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    ide swap everything into a vn dash pad and all will be easier
     
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    Apart from the minor front end damage (can be easily fixed too) looks like a good buy.
     
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    The damage is not pretty, but the panel beater says it is a common repair. I would rather pay to repair it and keep it alive than scrap it. Too many older Aussie cars are stripped for parts and gone. I want to restore number 30 to its former glory. Who knows, maybe one day people will remember that very Limited Edition VN model, and wonder where they all are. 110 were made 21 years ago and I wonder how many are remaining.Mine will be with me and my family and it will be enjoyed by all of us. My kids already want it!
     
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    dont meen to sound like a wraith but nobody wanted them then just like the sv 3800 and nobody wants them now! sorry to burst the bubble but they were just a plight to earn extra cash back then and they didnt work then and they still arent any more rare or wanted now! maybe if you lived in nz they would be a little more sought after
     
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    Are those the wheels the came out with? What extras were fitted to them from factory?
     
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    Yes to some people they are junk. Get that all the time.

    To the OP - the LE's time will come when only a handful are left on the road. The car will never return any money tho as stated above ^^^ not may wanted them.

    But I think they are sexy.
     
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    From what those who told me; when HK-T-G Monaros were 20 years old they where worth nothing. These once worthless cars are now fetch big $$$.
     
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    Yes those are the original wheels, even the spare is matching. The car was based on a Calais so it has all the electrics, etc. It has the big 85 litre fuel tank, LSD, etc. I know they aren't worth big bucks at the moment, but I bought it to enjoy it. The worst thing that can happen is that one day they might become worth something. Look at the price of any old Aussie car now. A plain old Torana or Kingswood fetch good money.
     
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    No worries mate. You didn't burst any bubble. The SV 3800 was a six, mine is a 5 speed V8. A bit different in my opinion. I didn't buy it as an investment, i'm not that stupid. I bought it cause I like it. Simple as that.
     
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    Had a bit of a look at the car today.The engine has roller rockers fitted to it. Did these VN HSV cars have roller rockers? The car is pretty much how it was back in 1989 when it was new.
     
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    I know this was 4 years ago but what ever happened to this beast? I love them also, my dad's got one which he's been building for over 10 years now, that Last % its just sat in the back yard.... kinda sad coz i wont it finished but hes just lost interest and is going to waist. Im thinkin of offering him something for it so I can see it live another day on the streets.
     
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    Hello, id like to start by saying hello im the now owner of this vn sv le, and im trying to gather the last few pieces to get this old girl up n running again, and would love if doigs8 could send me info on who he sold the motor two, as i dont wanna use a non matching engine
     

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