1988 HSV WALKINSHAW VL for sale $279,000

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Title 1988 HSV WALKINSHAW VL
Make HSV
Price AUD $279,000
Listing Type Used
Stock Number 244478
Refcode TA1101618
Body Type Sedan
No. of Doors 4

Talk about a hard act to follow. HSV was asked to step into some pretty big shoes following the amazing run Peter Brock had had with the development of the HDT brand and his sale successes with the VC, VH and VK Brock Commodores. Into this arena Tom Walkinshaw and his team stepped up to the plate with an extra ordinary car. The 1988 HSV VL SS Group A 'Walkinshaw'. The Plastic Pig to some. A work of art to others.

Which ever side of the fence you fall, there is no doubting that the Panorama Silver Commodore is a very special and highly collectable Australian motor car. Built to homologate the Holden VL Commodore Group A race car following the dissolution of the Holden Dealer Team in 1987, the Walky was the first car to roll out of Tom Walkinshaw Racing's newly formed Holden Special Vehicles operation in Melbourne. 500 Walkinshaws were commissioned by Holden, which eventually rose to 750 to satisfy demand.

Australians had never seen anything like this before. Following extensive wind tunnel testing in the UK the Walkinshaw was fitted with aerodynamic spoilers and body panels that were said to reduce drag by over 25 per cent from the 1987 HDT SS Group A Commodore.

Things got really exciting under the bonnet. The Aussie 4.9 Litre V8, (4987cc) reduced from 5 litres to conform to Group A rules in '85, was developed by HSV primarily for the race car and then softened ever so slightly to suit the Walkinshaw's street usage with the new injected V8 good for 180kW at 5200rpm and 380Nm at 4000rpm. The engine specifications read like a full performance parts catalogue and as it's first project for Holden, it's safe to say that HSV left no stone unturned. This was also the first Holden V8 to feature electronic fuel injection, designed with a custom plenum and twin throttle-body intakes for better breathing and outright performance.

While this gave the VL Group A a distinctive, breathy, soundtrack, the hardware sat higher than the standard bonnet line, making the huge vented intake on the front of the Walky functional as well as distinctive.

Mated to this superb engine is a T-5 5 speed Borg-Warner gearbox that works beautifully delivering a truly unique and inspiring driving experience.

For sale is a beautifully restored HSV Group A Walkinshaw Build No. 587. Owned by a keen HSV enthusiast the car is supplied with a huge document folder and massive receipt file plus the original Sundell Holden Owner's folder, original owners log books and manuals. This Walkinshaw is in excellent condition throughout and has covered a genuine 95,552 kilometres from new. Open the bonnet and those wonderous twin throttle bodies, cold air induction, roller rockers, factory stickers and markings are all there.

This special Walkinshaw has had just two HSV enthusiast owners, the original owner until 2019 and then the current owner. The interior is in excellent condition throughout with very little wear showing in the interior. Seat material, carpets, and map pockets are all in very good original condition. The factory air conditioning is working as is the original radio.

The beauty of the homologation special Commodores is that like the earlier Toranas and Monaros, these Group A Commodores aren't far removed from the competition version, so famously finished in the black and white Holden Racing Team livery.

That is why Walkinshaw values continue to skyrocket from their original $45,500 retail price, cementing the VL as a desirable part of an increasingly collectible Australian 'garage'. Comes with the original lower front spoiler supplied, repainted when the car was restored but not fitted at present. Also supplied with all oils from super fastidious owner.

For your inspection in our NEW Sydney Showroom at 26-28 Barry Avenue, Mortdale. (AMCS Ref: 5782)

AMCS will gladly arrange a video inspection/road test of the car using WhatsApp, and of course there is no issue with door to door freight delivery anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. Also please note if you have a quality Muscle or Classic car you wish to list or have valued please give us a call at AMCS, we will be happy to assist you.

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