1984 Holden Statesman WB Series 2 – Today’s Luxo Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1984 Holden Statesman WB Series 2 1984 Holden Statesman WB Series 2

They don’t make them like this anymore

The Holden Statesman WB is a range of large-sized luxury oriented vehicles built by GMH between April 1980 and April 1984.

Replacing the outgoing Holden HZ, the WB was designed by GMHs Leo Pruneau, and was essentially a cosmetic update of its predecessor.

Power was derived from GMHs venerable 5.0lt V8 motor, and the shove from this bent-eight brute was sent to the WBs rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission.

The WB Statesman was made available to customers in two differing trim levels; the DeVille, or the more expensive Caprice.

It was a fairly exclusive model for the Iron Lion, with less than 14,000 being built in its four year lifespan.

When production ceased in 1984, the WB had no direct replacement, as GMH had decided to vacate the large luxury car segment in favour of creating more opulent versions of their then new Commodore.

This particular WB Statesman is a DeVille Series 2 and, according to the seller, the vehicle has a straight body and very little rust.

The WB Statesman is $7250 and anyone interested in this opulent Aussie classic can view the full listing here


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