1982 Holden Commodore VH SL/E – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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An honest old VH SL/E: Highly original and been off the road for about ten years

Holden had been touting the European-ness of the Commodore since its initial release in 1978, but the VH SL/E took that ethos to new heights.

As buyers increasingly turned away from full-size luxury limos, the VH SL/E promised the same level of comfort in a smaller package.

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Buyers could opt for the big 3.3lt six or either of the 4.2lts or 5.0lt V8s; but cog-swapping was an auto-only affair.

They remain a handsome unit today, and a smooth driving experience with niceties such as factory power steering, power windows and air-conditioning in top-spec SL/E trim.

This one comes to market after being off the road for around ten years, and shows 200,000kms from new and is supported by original log books and manuals.

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It still wears its original coat of Alabaster White, with its gold pinstripes still intact and with minor touch-ups on right-hand side pillar and rear window surround. The two-tone tanbark trim is also original, and presents in great and largely unmarked condition.

The VH SL/E also presents with its original 3.3lt six-cylinder and Trimatic auto as delivered from factory.

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Overall, it looks to be a tremendous little surviving high-spec VH Commodore; and not asking unreasonable money either.

Preserve it as is and enjoy cruising, or use it as a solid base for a minor resto.

The car is based in New South Wales, and is listed for $16,500.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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