Holden Commodore/Calais VB-VL V8/Turbo – market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Long ignored, it now seems these Commodores are back on the menu for collectors and restorers.

Holden Commodore/Calais VB-VL V8/Turbo – market review
VL Commodores have developed a strong following over recent years.

Perhaps people really did listen to our pleas to rescue and restore 1980s Australian cars before they disappeared.

A few years back, VB-VH Commodores were disappearing so fast they could have become extinct, but numbers today seem healthy and values are improving.

The VB-VH SL/E V8 is a significant car and top examples have hit $40,000. For most though, $20-25,000 is enough.

Also worthy is the VL Calais with Holdens revived V8 or Nissan turbo six.

These combine distinctive style with good performance and, in excellent order, deserve $20,000.

Even a basic VL SL Turbo that hasnt been thrashed and modified is on the money at $15,000.

VB-VL V8 SL/Berlina $10,520 [30]

VB-VH SL/E V8 $20,855 [9]

VL Calais V8 $14,355 [7]

VL SL Turbo $15,260 [14]

VL Calais Turbo $18,220 [11]

[actual sales]

Values from 2015-16. Concours cars will fetch a premium.

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