1990 Holden VN Commodore – Today’s Aussie Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1990 Holden VN Commodore 1990 Holden VN Commodore

Pretty sweet looking recreation

The VN Holden Commodore is the first iteration of the second generation of arguably Australia’s greatest automotive moniker.

Built between 1988 and 1991, the VN replaced the outgoing VL, and brought with it a myriad of changes both cosmetic and mechanical.

Costing around $200 million dollars to develop, the VN was based off an elongated and re-engineered platform of the Opel Omega and Opel Senator.

The VN was made available to customers as a four-door sedan, five-door wagon or a two-door ute.

Power came from a number of different motors that comprised a 2.0lt inline four-cylinder, a 3.8lt, Buick-sourced inline six-cylinder and the venerable, Aussie built 5.0lt V8.

The shove from these donks was sent to the rear wheels via either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.

The VN could be had in a number of trim specifications that included the Executive, S, SS, Berlina and Calais.

This particular VN is a 1990 Calais and comes equipped with the 5.0lt V8 and four-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the VN has been made to look like an HSV SV500 and has approximately 220,000 kilometres on the clock from new.

The VN Calais SV5000 look-alike is $4,200 and anyone interested in this classic Aussie muscle car can view the full listing here.

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