Holden Commodore 1967 - Melbourne

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Item details

City: Melbourne, Victoria
Offer type: Sell
Price: $25,000
Model: Holden Commodore
Kms done:17,976
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Body Type:Sedan


Contact name jeff

Item description

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history, a one off, something that can never be produced in the environment this car credits its birth to, and jointly with some of the most exceptional expertise surrounding its every nut and bolt build. So whats unique, well, a Legally fitted Commodore fuel injected V8 Holden is a great start, a 4 speed automatic transmission, upgraded differential, upgraded disk brakes all around, a beautiful set of Legal USA bought 17" Boyd Coddington Moon Eyes wheels with plenty of rubber. Of course all frame kits, strengthening requirements, suspension is all new and to code. It also has a theft proof system that Holdens engineers thought of that has never been used on any of the previous designs that Holdens have produced. So what is the origin of this car, originally purchased by Holdens staff in a first owners garage in Naracoorte, South Australia and it was an original X2 with the most perfect rust free and dent free body, so the photos are displaying absolutely original paint and its amazing what great care of a vehicle can do to preserve the original paintwork this car has. This car was a huge find in a garage where it had been in storage for many many years. I was skeptical at first re the original paint but I am finally convinced after so many shows and experts looking for tell tales etc. The V8 motor and 4 speed transmission (still uses original column shift, ingenious)installation and required modifications as you will see in photos was a collective effort done by experts employed by Holdens(GMH) and what a job they have done. Every modification is a fully engineered and of course, a completely complied modification. All paperwork to show this will be supplied with the vehicle to the new owner. This is the only example of a V8 we could find ever modified so extensively by Holdens and their staff. This vehicle drives as beautifully as any new commodore, its just a joy to drive, especially out here in N/E Victoria where the scenery is just breathtaking. The entire car has been restored internally and externally, the interior is brand new, everything from headliner to seats, console, its just amazing. Custom hidden stereo system, just superbly done. Performance, this car is incredible, it was never built as a race car but you put a fuel injected 5.0 litre v8 with custom made extractors, custom exhaust and you have a very different take off experience to the 186s Holden 6 cylinder even though this car was originally an X2. The vehicle is cooled by a very expensive but hugely efficient custom aluminum body radiator with fans to suit. This vehicle is currently on club registration and complies with all club registration and roadworthy requirements, it has had no modifications from the engineered solution that makes it a legally modified V8 HR Holden. Its a very unique purchase you are making, it is to some degree negotiable, but it has some very inherent value that will only appreciate over the next few years. Entry to my Garage will need to be discussed, I have other larger investments to protect. Serious buyers only obviously. As a last comment re this vehicle, I can not take credit for the enormously great job that was done by the boys within GMH Holdens, I know the main engineer from the HVAC unit who masterminded the build, he is an incredible man that had a very unique vision, one I can take no credit for apart from having the unique pleasure of owning for the past few years. Sadly going to be missed, it has been a great source of pleasure for our entire family. Pls email or ring me to discuss, its hard to fit it all in 4000 characters Carsales.com allow. Only serious buyers please, I would really like this to go to a true enthusiast, its a piece of history you are buying. Summarizing, this is a one off opportunity to own a very special item that has complete Holden history that can only appreciate in years to come.