Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays
Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays Holden HDT VC up for grabs at Grays

This one looks excellent

Graysonline.com has an awesome looking 1980 HDT VC Commodore going on their online auction currently and we can’t stop drooling over how good it looks.

The HDT VC was Genesis for Holden Dealer Team special vehicles, and was produced in very limited numbers, just 500 to be precise.

The limited edition performance sedan could only be had in three distinct colours: Palais White, Firethorn Red or Tuxedo Black. Apparently, these colours were made to match the main colours of Malboro cigarettes.

Power came from a worked 5.0lt V8 that featured a bespoke cold-air intake, chrome air cleaner lid and rocker covers, gas flowed cylinder heads and a port matched inlet manifold.

All these modifications meant that the bent-eight donk was good for 160kW and 450Nm, which are impressive figures for the period.

This also meant that the VC could propel itself from naught to 100km/h in 8.4 seconds and max out at approximately 220km/h.

This oomph could be mated to either the M21 four-speed manual transmission or the three-speed TH350 automatic gearbox.

The HDT VC at Grays is build number 404 and is sporting Tuxedo black and the four-speed M21 gearbox which, according to Grays, makes it one of just 37 HDT VCs in this particular specification.

Grays adds that the VC has travelled an original 172,172 kilometres from new and is in original, unrestored condition.

The auction for the HDT ends at 8.05 pm on Wednesday the 26 of July and it is definitely one to keep an eye on. 

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