1983 Holden Commodore VH SL/E – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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When was the last time you saw a Shadowtone SL/E on the market?

Holden had been touting the Commodore’s European-ness virtually since the original VB, but the VH’s range-topping SL/E really took the formula to new heights of cohesiveness and packaging.

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In SL/E trim, buyers had access to the big 3.3lt six-cylinder or the 4.2lt and 5.0lt V8s. The three-speed auto was the only choice, as up-spec models were falling out of favour with manual gearboxes at the time.

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With the optional shadow-tone paintwork and 15" alloys completed the picture, and remain as stately and refined on the road as they did back in the 80s.

This blue-over-silver shadowtone VH SL/E comes to market specified with the 4.2lt V8, and presents in very original and unrestored condition.

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According to the listing, the car has covered 83,987kms since new and has recently had its air-conditioning serviced and four new tyres fitted.

There was an equivalent 4.2lt shadow-tone VH project on the market recently, and sold for $9,500; but for reference that car needed a lot of work. It may not be in immaculate or show car condition, but it’s rare to see such an original, low-mileage and unrestored example such as this.  

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The car is based in Western Australia, and is listed for $43,888.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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