1982 Holden Statesman WB – Today’s Aussie Chrome Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1982 Holden Statesman WB 1982 Holden Statesman WB

Not stock, but still mighty fine

The Holden Statesman WB is the final generation of a range large, luxury oriented vehicles built by General Motors Holden.

Released in May of 1980, the WB series replaced the outgoing HZ series, and stayed in production until 1984.

Designed by legendary Holden designer, Leo Pruneau, the WB was mostly an aesthetic update of its predecessor.

Power was derived from a 5.0lt bent-eight donk that sent its power to the WBs rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission.

The WB Statesman was made available to customers in two different models; the Statesman Caprice and the Statesman De Ville.

The WB had no immediate successor, as Holden execs decided to axe the large, opulent cruiser in favour of more luxury focussed versions of the then new Commodore.

This particular WB Statesman is a 1982 De Ville and, according to the seller, the vehicle has approximately 300,000 kilometres on the clock.

It’s not exactly what you’d call stock as a rock either, as this WB comes equipped with a fuel-injected 5.0lt V8 from a VS Commodore which is mated to a four-speed 4L60E automatic transmission.

The modified De Ville is $30,000 and anyone interested in this classic Aussie cruiser can view the full listing here.

  

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