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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Phillbert, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Phillbert

    Phillbert Active Member

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    Hi guys i found a V8 Auto VS Statesman (White, Leather Seats)) at what i think is a good price.
    The box is slipping a little but they have a replacement box to go with it, that is why it's cheap.

    Im going to look at it tomorrow and wondered if there are any things to look for on it.
    What should i look for when inspecting it?
    I know VS rust under the battery tray and trim is expensive to replace if there is any damages or need replacing but what else is a major thing to look at?
     
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    What sort of $$$ are they talking ?
     
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    Check for leaking intake gaskets.
    Rusty water in rad.
    Broken plastics in engine bay.
    Tyre wear (wheel alignment)
    Brakes worn
    Power steering leaks
     
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    Around the $1500 mark

    @Deuce Thanks
     
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    For $1500 you won't have to worry about anything bar a blown engine because the value is right there under the hood, everything else is a bonus, so who cares what state it's in.
     
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    I just got home from purchasing it.
    Ended up paying $1450 lol
    Turns out it's a HSV Enhanced Model, build No 837
    Came with spare Trans, original wheels with caps


    VS Statsman.jpg 20190423_191552.jpg 20190423_190659.jpg
     
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    Not many HSV models around, very very good pick up at that price!
     
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    Seeing your ride in the other section inspired me to look at a statesman and this one popped up.
    As soon as i saw the tags i had to have it, was just playing the game to get the price down without getting too excited
     
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    I reckon you've made out like a bandit !!!
     
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    So i just rang HSV to find more info on this vehicle
    It has HSV tags build no 837 buts it not a HSV
    It's a VS Enhanced Model with HSV options and tags, make sense to anyone else lol?
     
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    Could mean anything from suspension and/or power upgrade(185 memcal,airbox,maybe exhaust) to get tag & dash plaque...HSV models get build number

    You'll have to investigate.

    Back in the day dudes would buy cheapie models thenspec cheapest HSV option so they could mod car do HSV track days
     
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    I've been investigating for a few days trying to work a few things out like how many were build if im number 837, plus looking on the HSV Database which told me to ring Melb office for details...

    Has 185i Motor, Extractors, CAI and a Cam.
    20190423_190819.jpg
     
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    Needs a polarizer.
     
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    What the hell is that lol Polarizer?
     
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    Late 80's Brock thing. I think bowtie was attempting a joke.
    Kinda funny if you get it though.
     
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    Arr ok, yeah went over my head lol
     
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    Same.
     
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    I'd fit one. Only as a tribute.
     
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    Picked it up and drove it home (1 hr away)
    First time it's been on the road in 12 months so a good casual run home.
    The power steering has sh!t it's self so bit hard on the arms and the back half the exhaust is missing.
    Bands didn't slip in the box which was a surprise.
    But over all drives ok for the price.

    Started hand washing it as it was covered in grim and mud, coming up quite clean with a bit of work.
     
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