1984 Holden Commodore VH – Today’s V8 Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1984 Holden Commodore VH 1984 Holden Commodore VH

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

Released in October of 1981, the VH replaced the outgoing VC Commodore, and stayed in production until February 1984.

Changes made over its predecessor were mostly aesthetic, with the VH scoring a new horizontal grille and a revised taillight cluster.

The 1.9lt inline four-cylinder ‘Starfire’ motor and 2.85lt inline six-cylinder motor were also fettled to improve overall efficiency and fuel economy.  

The VH was made available to customers in two body styles; a four-door sedan and a five-door wagon.

Power was derived from the aforementioned 1.9lt four-pot and 2.85lt six-pot as well as a 3.3lt inline six and a 4.1lt and 5.0lt V8.

The oomph from these collective powertrains was sent to the VHs rear wheels via either a four or five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular VH is an ’84 SL model and comes equipped with the 4.1lt V8 and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, this VH has travelled a very low 72,000 kilometres from new and is a genuine survivor car.





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