What's a Holden Commodore worth?

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Uncle Cliff walks us through some real world numbers on the value of an Australian-built rear-drive Commodore.

 

Value guide: Holden Commodore

We’ve seen the stories and the photos – the next-gen fully-imported Commodore with be front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive only. And there won’t be any manuals.

Which means you traditionalists out there might be looking a whole lot harder at what’s on offer in the Aussie-built rear-wheel-drive cars. Here’s a real world price guide to what’s actually happening out there – drawn from actual sales and not just some numbers someone made up. Enjoy…

Understanding the charts

Numbers: these figures are drawn from actual sales, not advertised prices.

Condition 1: Original car in very good overall condition, no work required (not concours).

Condition 2: Functional, all there, but minor repairs and refresh needed.

Condition 3: Structurally sound and working, but in need of repair.

I/D – insufficient data, approximate price range shown.

 

Star Car – Holden Commodore VB-VH SL/E 5.0

GMH TOOK a big punt with the Commodore as it was a downsized car compared with the familiar Holdens.

A number of factors ultimately ensured success. One was that Commodores handled so much better than a humble Holden had a right to. And then they finished one, two and three in the 1979 Repco Round Australia Trial with Peter ‘Perfect’ Brock behind the wheel of the winning car. Say no more. Instant Aussie hero-car.

Oh, and five litres of Oz V8 power and some SL/E creature comforts are very easy to enjoy.

2000 - $5315

2004 - $4525

2008 - $7500

2012 - $10,190

2016 - $20,855

 

Production cars

MODEL YEAR Cond 3 Cond 2 Cond 1
VB-VC COMMODORE SL/E 5.0 1978-81 $6500 $14,500 $22,500
VK CALAIS V8 1984-85 $3500 $9000 $15,500
VL COMMODORE V8 1987-88 $2700 $7500 $12,500
VL CALAIS V8 1986-88 $4500 $10,000 $18,000
VL SL TURBO 1987-88 $3000 $9500 $15,500
VL CALAIS TURBO 1987-88 $4500 $13,500 $21,500
VH COMMODORE SS 1982-83 I/D $10,000 $18,500
VN-VP COMMODORE SS 1989-93 $3000 $7000 $12,000
VR-VS COMMODORE SS 1994-99 $2,000 $4,700 $10,000
VTII-Z COMMODORE SS 2000-05 $2500 $5500 $12,500
V2 MONARO CV8 2001-04 I/D $16,000 $29,500
V2 MONARO CV8-R 2003-04 I/D $22,000 $33,500
V2 MONARO CV8-Z 2004-05 I/D $27,000 $42,500

 

Star Car – HDT VK Group A

THE HOMOLOGATION batch of 502 Dealer Team ‘street racers’ really looked the goods fitted with most of the obvious gear featured on the kosher race cars. The distinctive Formula Blue paint was complemented by the large airdam and boot spoiler. The 4.9-litre engines with modified block painted a special red were fitted with a Crane cam operating roller rockers. Max power was close to 200kW. Owning one of these spirited thoroughbreds provides a solid connection with the unforgettable Brock-Holden era.

2000 - $25,950

2004 - $27,150

2008 - $119,115

2012 - $91,245

2016 - $102,495

 

HDT

MODEL YEAR Cond 3 Cond 2 Cond 1
VC HD/T 1980-81 $18,000 $44,000 $55,000
VH GROUP 1-2 1982-84 I/D $25,000 $37,500
VH GROUP 3 1982-84 $20,000 $46,500 $60,000
VK SS SEDAN 1984-86 $14,000 $28,500 $45,000
VK SS GROUP 3 1984-86 $18,500 $39,000 $52,000
VK SS GROUP A 1985-86 I/D $70,000 $112,000
VK SS GROUP A/3 1985-86 I/D $75,000 $106,000
VK DIRECTOR 1985-86 $12,000 $28,500 $37,500
VL CALAIS LE 1986-87 $10,000 $22,500 $33,000
VL GROUP A PLUS PACK 1986-88 $18,500 $48,000 $64,000
VL DIRECTOR 1988 I/D $60,000 $95,000
WB STATESMAN MAGNUM 1983-84 I/D $17,500 $28,500

 

HSV

MODEL YEAR Cond 3 Cond 2 Cond 1
VL SV88 1988 $8,000 $22,000 $32,500
VL GROUP A SS 1988 $18,000 $50,000 $75,000
VN SV3800 1989-90 $2400 $6500 $10,000
VN SV LE 1989-90 I/D $8500 $13,500
VN SV5000 1989-91 $6500 $14,000 $24,500
SV91 1992-93 I/D $9,000 $15,000
VN GROUP A SS 1990-91 I/D $48,500 $70,000
VN-VP CLUBSPORT 1990-91 $5500 $10,000 $18,000
VR-VT CLUBSPORT 1993-94 $4500 $9,000 $16,500
VTII-VY CLUBSPORT 2000-02 $6000 $11,500 $19,500
CLUBSPORT Z 2004-05 $9000 $15,500 $23,500
CLUBSPORT E 2006-08 I/D $24,500 $33,000
VP GTS 1992 I/D $23,000 $32,500
VR-VS GTS 215 1993-94 I/D $11,000 $18,500
VS GTSII 215I 1996-97 I/D $12,500 $18,500
VS GTS-R 1996 I/D $48,000 $68,500
VT GTS 1997-00 I/D $12,000 $22,500
GTS VTII-VX GTS300 2000-01 I/D $18,000 $32,000
VY-Z GTS 2001-06 $12,000 $22,000 $36,000
GTS E 2006-08 I/D $32,000 $44,000

 

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