1984 HDT Caprice Magnum - Reader Ride

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Mike and Kaye O'Hara's rare caliber Magnum

We know our Magnum went directly from Adelaide to HDT; it arrived 28 November 1984 and was delivered 28 February 1985. It cost $37,946, $3495 of which was the upgrade to
Magnum specs.

We’ve had it since 2006 and although it was only showing 164,000 kms, it had led a hard life. We took off the front subframe, painted the firewall and chassis rails, then put it back together; the rest of the paint is original.

Review: HDT Magnum sedan and ute

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While the engine was out, we had it rebuilt, although we upgraded the cam to a higher-output HDT option. Outside we replaced the tail lights, even respraying them the correct HDT tint-to-clear ratios. It was originally delivered with standard Caprice wheels, however we sourced a set of HDT Aeros.

This car is Asteroid Silver; we also have a Dark Cerulean Magnum which has the correct Momo Polaris alloys and optional blackouts in the grille and bumpers. Only around 120 Magnums were built, based off the WB DeVille and Caprice, plus one based off a ute! They’re a lesser-known HDT vehicle, plus depending on options, they’re hard to spot!

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VALUE GUIDE: Super rare with HDT magic - first find one then negotiate

 

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