1988 Holden Commodore VL Executive – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Two owner country car, rare unmodified example.

The VL Commodore arrived in showrooms in early 1986 with production ending in 1988.

Succeeding the VK, the VL wore a significant makeover, with a slimmer snout and thinner headlights giving the car a thoroughly modern look for the time.

Its major point of contention however was its imported Japanese heart.

Amongst the 5.0lt V8 option, owners could select the inline-six option which – shockingly at the time - came from Nissan. The RB30E, a larger displacement descendant from the legendary RB engines that powered the R-chassis Nissan Skylines, was available in either naturally aspirated or turbocharged guise.

Most buyers selected the automatic transmission, available in either three or four-speed. But a five-speed manual could be ordered, and delivered after a six-eight week wait.

This VL Executive is fitted with the naturally aspirated RB30, with the four-speed auto.

It looks extremely clean, and a rare unmodified example. The tan interior presents no tears or rips.

A two-owner, country car, this VL Exec' has travelled just 168,000kms.

The car is listed for $9,900, and you can check out the full listing here!


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