1985 HDT VK Calais Director: Reader Ride

By: Michael Patterson

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1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR
1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR 1985 HDT VK CALAIS DIRECTOR

Black beauty

My VK Director is one of just a handful of cars ever made in the Tuxedo Black with the five-speed T5G manual gearbox, and it’s had all the options ticked.

The car’s been kept mostly stock, however, I have added the 8.5-inch wide Corvettes, which I reckon fill out the guards a bit better than the standard 16x7 wheels.

The motor’s also been warmed up a bit, and the engine bay isn’t exactly standard, but I’ve got all the original bits back at home in the garage, so if I want to change it back, I can.

1985 HDT VK Calais Director

It’s a great car to drive, the V8 is such a charmer, and it gets a hell-of-a-lot of looks whenever I drive it.

Funny thing is, when I was first looking at this car about 14-years ago, it was actually my second pick, my first choice was a blue Group A Group Three down in Victoria.

But when I came down to have a look at the car, it turned out to be an absolute pig!

So, I ended up buying the Director, and you know what, it’s probably one of the best choices I’ve ever made.

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