1983 HOLDEN COMMODORE VH SL for sale $7,000

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Price AUD $7,000
Listing Type Used
Refcode DIY1028892
Body Type Wagon
No. of Doors 5
No. of Cylinders 6cyl
Capacity - cc 3,300
Fuel Type Leaded Petrol
Transmission Automatic
No. of Gears 3
Drive Type RWD
Odometer 225 000
Roadworthy No RWC
Colour White

I bought this wagon in 2015. After putting some work into it I used it as my daily driver and for work travel for the last 4 years.

Considering the historic value of this car it would be better off being owned by an enthusiast who has time to restore it. Probably better off getting historic plates and joining a club rather than being used as a daily driver


It was registered until mid December 2019. I can get a roadworthy done for a prospective buyer


  • There are a few small dings, the biggest just under the rear windscreen. Small bend in right corner of rear fender (under bumper bar) but its accessible and fixable.

  • Minimal surface rust. No structural rust

  • Original paint, scratches and chips here and there


  • New engine installed in 2003. its exactly the same as the original engine it came from the factory with in 83. Blue 202 (3.3L) straight 6. I have the installation/warranty document.

WORK IVE DONE ON IT outside normal servicing :

2015 : New tailshaft centre bearing

New front brake pads

New water pump and radiator hoses

New front wheel bearings

New air filter

New battery

2 new tyres

2016 * Fit 2nd hand radio/CD/Mp3 player

  • Renew AC system including new hoses, compressor adapters, pressure switch and condenser fan

  • New rear uni joint

  • New side cover gasket

2017 New front brake pad kits and new front brake pads

2018 New headlight/indicator switch

New valve cover gasket

New manifold vacuum adaptor

Fit auto trans service kit

June 6 x new spark plugs

2019 * July 2 new tyres


  • The trimatic auto transmission drinks more ATF than it should. Need to add 1-2 litres every couple of months. When the ATF gets low 2nd gear slips into neutral, but moving the gear shift to 2nd gear puts it back in 2nd and it stays there. Then when 3rd gear is needed move the shifter to D and it goes into 3rd as normal.

  • When I bought it the odometer wasnt working. That was at around 178,000 kms. After I drove it a few thousand KMs it started working again and is accurate. It now reads 215,000kms. There is no way to know how many KMs the car did before I owned it, but judging from how reliable it has been I dont think it would have been much more than 180,000 odd.

  • The speedo isnt accurate, the needle moves around

  • Spent money renewing AC system in 2016. A minor electrical issue in 2017 caused the compressor switch to stop working. I left it be and put up with heat after that. I dont think itd be a difficult repair and I know around abouts where the problem is

  • Rear right window only winds half way down

  • In heavy rain there is a leak in the upper drivers side window rubber, needs replacing


Quite a few including bumpers, lights and tail lights


Original rear windscreen louvre/venitian.

Gregories service and repair manual

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