1994 Holden VR Commodore ute for sale in the US

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Young Aussie backpacker seeking new home in sunny California

The ute is proudly, and uniquely, Australian.

But one well-travelled Aussie has found itself a long way from home as this 1994 VR Commodore ute is currently listed for sale in the US, at California-based Top Rank Importers.

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It’s listed for US$17,499, or AU$26,029 in down-under dollars.

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The VR is dressed up as a Maloo, but is not a genuine one. It’s fitted with the 5.0lt V8 and five-speed manual. It’s immaculately presented, despite having covered 194,638 kilometres.

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It certainly sticks out amongst the dealership’s inventory chock-full of newly-legal turbo Nissan Skylines and Silvias; but America’s notorious 25-year rule regarding eligible vehicle importation also allows for Aussie classics built up to 1995 able to be brought in to the country.

This isn’t the first well-travelled Aussie we’ve spied for sale in the US, having previously spotted a 1973 HQ Kingswood ute for sale in Las Vegas, as well as a pair of FJs in Washington State!

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We’d be curious as to whether the VR ute was imported by customer request, or perhaps Top Rank is testing the market for foreign Aussie utilities in America.

It’s a lot for a VR ute, but it would certainly be unique on American roads. Perhaps we have some American readers, or Aussie expats over there that might be interested in giving this young Aussie backpacker a home.

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