1996 Holden VS Commodore S – Today’s Budget Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1996 Holden VS Commodore S 1996 Holden VS Commodore S

This one looks very clean

The VS Commodore was the fourth iteration of the second generation of the iconic marque, and was built from 1995 through to August ’97, at which point it was replaced by the VT.

Stylistically, the VS remained largely the same as its predecessor, the VR, with the exception of a redesigned Holden logo and wheel trims.

Mechanically however, the VS was released with an updated version of the 3.8lt ECOTEC V6 that was said to be both more powerful and efficient.

In Addition, the Series 2 VS also saw the introduction of the L67 3.8 supercharged ECOTEC V6, which packed a 165kW punch that was only 3kW shy of its bent-eight sibling.

All in all there were four engines made available to customers: a 2.5lt V56 (which was used for export models only), 3.8lt ECOTEC V6, 3.8lt supercharged ECOTEC V6 and the venerable Aussie built 5.0lt V8.

Power from these donks went to the rear wheels via a number of different gearboxes which comprised a four-speed automatic, five-speed Borg-Warner T-5 manual and a five-speed Getrag 260 manual transmission.

Body styles that the VS could be had included a four-door sedan, five-door wagon and a two-door ute.

This particular VS is a ’96 model S Pack with the 3.8lt ECOTEC V6 mated to the four-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has only had two owners from new and has travelled an original 98,000 kilometres.

In addition, the seller adds that the VS is excellent condition and has a full service history.

The VS S Pack is $8000 and anyone interested in this performance bargain can view the full listing here.

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