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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Holdenman05, Jul 9, 2018.

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    hi guys
    Don’t know if anyone can help me?
    Is there a Holden Commodore vs v6 opera house edition? I’m looking to buy one.. if so what do I look for?
     
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    Having just completed an architecture assignment on the Opera House’s designer I can help you out here :D
    They were a limited edition (500 built with individually numbered dash badges and key rings) released in 1988 to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the official opening of the Opera House. They were only made in VL and only V8’s. As far as I know there are no VS models although the VS build years do cover the 25th anniversary, so there is a slim chance they did another one, but as far as I know there was just the original VLs.
    Hope that helps.
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    Thanks I didn’t think there was vs but this guy reckons it’s a genuine opera edition and is a v6 he reckons they are very rare
    Thanks
     
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    V̶X̶ ̶B̶e̶r̶l̶i̶n̶a̶ wrote off 19/9/18 VT Berlina
    Sounds rare... like a one-off kind of rare o_O
    Ask for a pic of the compliance plate. The model number needs to end in A9Q robe legit.
     
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    I’m not sure but looks legit. Don’t know if I should buy it?
     
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    Ask for a pic of the compliance plate. I believe the model number needs to end in A9Q to be legit.
     
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    Compliance plate
    What should it say?
     
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    The VL dash badge looked like this: upload_2018-7-10_2-35-4.jpeg
    And I’ve actually just seen this VP:
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    So I may very well be wrong :eek:
     
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    Ok cool
    Thanks I’ll keep you posted..
     
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    Do you know if they came out in v6’s or just v8’s?
     
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    I believe the A9Q on the end of the model number makes it a limited edition special. Really the only inarguable proof would come from the build sheet which will be under the carpet either in the front passenger footwell or under the back seat. Not sure how much luck you’d have getting someone to stuff around pulling that out for you, but if the guy is trying to sell it as rare it’s to his advantage to have that proof anyway so ask.
     
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    The VLs were only V8 but I can’t speak for any other model because until about 10 minutes ago I didn’t know they existed!
     
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    So if it’s A9Q I’ll buy it? Do you think it’s rare? Even if it’s a V6?
     
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    Thanks for your help. I’ll post a copy of compliance plate tomorrow
     
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    You could try talking to Holden, give vin # and they should be able to to tell you what was factory fitted and even if there is such a limited edition model .
     
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    Hi afstruct,

    I think you'll find that on a general enquiry with Holden they will no longer have all the info on hand as a few years ago they swapped software and in the process lost lots of information. It's only if you make a paid enquiry through their History department where they will go back into the manual paper archives and look it up for you, but for that you'll pay a premium.

    Try getting a glove box key number from them ? impossible.

    BTW, the VIN will only tell you what style of body, Sedan, Wagon or Ute. Luxury level eg. Exec, Berlina or Calais, Engine type 6, 8.
    It will not explain any option packs that the vehicle is fitted with. That info is on the build plate if it was done at factory level on the assembly line, but if done by the dealer, which many option packs are then it will not be noted officially anywhere in the records nor the car itself, unless there's a special plate fitted as is the case with all officially built HDT and HSV vehicles.
     
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    For those who love to dig deeper on vehicle numbers, check out the following link,

    http://www.holdenhistoricalservices.com.au/about-us/holden-historical-services

    This is where all the owners of Monaro's and Torana's etc. get their GMH vehicle authentication from.

    It's a bit of a trip down memory lane and certainly does explain some of the ways production was set out in each state and will expel many myths that have been folk law for way too long.

    Enjoy !
     
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    Ok ,that might explain why he said he could find details as we were talking about my maloo and it was a few years ago . I didn't have #s with me at the time and I never followed it up .
    I know my electric windows are after market , so two options that might be factory fit and not retrow fitted are second level stereo with electric aerial and up/down switches and electric mirrors and I think they're retrow fitted as mirror housing were not colour coded.
    I think second owner got them installed along with a hsv tub liner which I believe only became available with the vs III.
    One strange thing with it is it doesn't have a leather gear stick nob which I thought was standard .
     

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