1984 Holden WB Statesman Caprice - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Nothing wrong with a good solid Statesman

In what was once a fierce battle for the hearts and minds of the full-size luxury Australian car buyer market, Ford and Holden threw some pretty remarkable machinery out the factory doors. It ended some time ago.

Legends like the Fairlane, LTD and Statesman are no more, which is a real shame.

These things really hit their peak in the 70s and 80s and if nothing else the cars had plenty of character.

One of the last of these giants was the WB Statesman Caprice, that last name designating it was at the top of the luxury food chain. Therefore it had every luxury the local GM outpost could throw at it.

Leather was a given inside, along with mod-cons such as cruise control. 

Under the hood a decent-sized old-skool pushrod V8 in the snout was compulsory, along with a three-speed auto. In this case it's a 5.0lt engine.

The owners of this Sydney car say it's been kept garaged and comes with a roadworthy cert, and they're asking $20,250.

See our archived story on this model.

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