Holden VS Commodore V8 - today's tempter

By: Kian Heagney, Unique Cars magazine

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EX-government VS sedan with a bent-eight heart

In the market for a VS V8 Commodore on a budget? Well if the prospect of paying upwards of $25,000 for a genuine SS makes you feel queasy, then this BT1 with a factory-fitted V8 could just be up your alley.

We all know the drill by now; BT1 was the code used by Holden for government vehicles, primarily for but not exclusive to police use. The seller claims it to be a former NSW Police car, which isn’t too far fetched as the plain-Jane Executive style exterior and interior coupled with the V8 power was a common layout used by NSW Police for VS Commodore’s in the 1990s.

There's a four-speed auto behind the V8 and some further digging would be needed to truly reveal what kind of diff lives under the rear end. If you’re lucky, you could find yourself with a factory fitted LSD to go with the V8 power.

It looks to have been well-kept since it was discharged, and aside from the aftermarket wheels and parker globes it appears to mostly be in original condition for those looking at scoring a cheap collector’s item.

The car has around 220,000km on it, and is currently up for grabs for $15,000.

You can view the full listing here.


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