1992 HSV GTS VP – Today’s Performance Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine


First of the breed

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

Released in September of 1991, the VP replaced the outgoing VN Commodore, and stayed in production until July 1993.

Changes made over its predecessor were significant and included both mechanical and cosmetic revisions such as a reworked version of the 3.8lt, Buick derived V6 and the addition of semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension to certain models in the range.

Customers could choose to have their VP in one of three body styles; a four-door sedan, five-door wagon or a two-door ute.

Power was derived from the aforementioned 3.8lt V6 or the herculean 5.0lt, Aussie made V8, which was available in different states of tune depending on the model optioned by the customer.

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

There were a number of different models across the VP Commodore range, and these included the Executive, S, SS, Berlina, Berlina LX, Calais, Vacationer and Calais International.

The VP was also enhanced by Holden Special Vehicles who had their own model line-up which comprised the Clubsport, Maloo, Senator and GTS.

This particular VP is a ’92 HSV GTS and comes equipped with the thumping, 5.0lt bent-eight donk and four-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the GTS has travelled an original 226,000 kilometres from new and, judging from the photos, it appears to be in great condition.   

The VP HSV is $39,990 and anyone interested in this classic Aussie performance car can view the full listing here

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