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  • rodders Posts: 5450
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    Forum Legend rodders
    09 Jan 2018 10:38 PM
    The closure of Holden manufacturing in Australia on 20th October 2017 put me in a bit of a dilemma as I was looking at updating my VE Commodore later in 2018. So with the likelihood that all the Aussie built cars will have been long gone by then I decided to bring the purchase date forward.
    There are 3 models in the last limited edition run being; the Motorsport Edition (an enhanced SSv Redline) sedan, The Director (Calais based) and the Magnum (an enhanced SSv Redline) ute. Each has the LS3 6.2 Litre V8 engine and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions apart from The Director which is auto only.
    Each has a unique build number. 

    I've recently taken delivery of a Motorsport Edition sedan with manual transmission. It comes with a Commemorative presentation key box which has a duplicate build plate to that fitted to the car and a built in DVD showcasing the 3 models. It also comes with a 1/18 scale model car which has gone straight to the pool room.

    I chose Heron White. It goes like the clappers and drinks petrol like I drink beer on a Friday night. 
    It's the last of the Aussie built Big Bangers and I'm so glad to have one. 

    HD Forums Australia - Motorsport Edition Heron White.png

  • Bonkerz Posts: 3413
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    09 Jan 2018 10:43 PM
    My VE drove me fucking nuts with those huge column airbags - talk about blind spots to hide a truck.    Hopefully hey fixed it in the VFs and above.

    That's a sweet ride though - hopefully it's got a worthy exhaust.
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2985
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    09 Jan 2018 10:51 PM
    I will admit I am not a big Holden fan Rodders, but

    that is a nice looking car

    you keeping the outside look schmic, the kids lining the seats with chips and soft drink, non the least, aussie made
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1934
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    10 Jan 2018 08:03 AM
    best colour combination I have seen! very nice!!


  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    10 Jan 2018 10:14 AM
    Very nice purchase Rodders.  I love the design features and the colour scheme is great.  Nice to have part of history.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3566
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    10 Jan 2018 02:33 PM
    Congrats, and should be a investment if kept long enough
  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    10 Jan 2018 02:43 PM
    A CV8 or CV6 would also be a good investment considering the way older Monaros have gone up.
  • paulybronco Posts: 9392
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    10 Jan 2018 09:37 PM
    NICE!
  • rodders Posts: 5450
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    Forum Legend rodders
    11 Jan 2018 12:49 AM
    Posted by Bonkerz on 09 Jan 2018 10:43 PM
    My VE drove me fucking nuts with those huge column airbags - talk about blind spots to hide a truck.    Hopefully hey fixed it in the VFs and above.

    That's a sweet ride though - hopefully it's got a worthy exhaust.

     Thanks mate. Pillars are the same size as my VE I reckon due to, as you said, the airbags. This new one has Blind Spot Alert on the side mirrors which makes life easier.

    It has a BiModal exhaust system which make it crackle & pop on deceleration. This can be minimised when Cruise mode is selected. It has 4 driver modes: Cruise, Sport, Performance and (with a bit of fucking around) Track mode.

  • rodders Posts: 5450
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    Forum Legend rodders
    11 Jan 2018 12:55 AM

    Thanks for the comments you lot.

    INVESTMENT;

    Not sure I'll live long enough for me to see it's value increase as there are a lot around. A mate has bought one and will mothball it. He is looking for a return on investment but then so are many others. I know of other owners that are supercharging the engines and playing around with the suspension etc. That should, in theory at least, make a stock one more desirable in the future. 

    I'll be driving and enjoying mine so that's one less mothballed Motorsport to choose from in coming years.  

    Cheers.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1934
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    11 Jan 2018 07:59 AM
    Posted by rodders on 11 Jan 2018 12:55 AM

    Thanks for the comments you lot.

    INVESTMENT;

    Not sure I'll live long enough for me to see it's value increase as there are a lot around. A mate has bought one and will mothball it. He is looking for a return on investment but then so are many others. I know of other owners that are supercharging the engines and playing around with the suspension etc. That should, in theory at least, make a stock one more desirable in the future. 

    I'll be driving and enjoying mine so that's one less mothballed Motorsport to choose from in coming years.  

    Cheers.

    bro in law was telling me about a friend ( both old blokes ) who bought an fx holden new moth balled it ( they only cost about 1,000 pound new ) ten years back he was offered $900,000 for it but said won't sell for less than $1m, prob get that now.

     

  • John.R Posts: 239
    Stock Poster John.R
    11 Jan 2018 11:46 AM
    Posted by Cropduster on 10 Jan 2018 09:47 PM
    Nice car,
    put it on Car sales with a 50% premium while it's still new enough and you might turn a nice profit once they're all gone, plenty doing it with HSV Utes at the moment

     

    Id love to know if anyones actually buying those things.


    Saw some joker with a HSV up for sale for 300k "Don't offer $1 less" HAHAHA.

    What a fuckin idiot. All those people that bought the W427's trying to get rich took a massive hit as well.



  • John.R Posts: 239
    Stock Poster John.R
    11 Jan 2018 11:53 AM
    Posted by rodders on 11 Jan 2018 12:55 AM

    Thanks for the comments you lot.

    INVESTMENT;

    Not sure I'll live long enough for me to see it's value increase as there are a lot around. A mate has bought one and will mothball it. He is looking for a return on investment but then so are many others. I know of other owners that are supercharging the engines and playing around with the suspension etc. That should, in theory at least, make a stock one more desirable in the future. 

    I'll be driving and enjoying mine so that's one less mothballed Motorsport to choose from in coming years.  

    Cheers.

     

    They're a tidy bit of kit!


    I remember seeing a very early pre-delivered (normal SS) one a couple of years ago in Mansfield at the servo. Young bloke was fueling it up and showing us the bimodal exhaust. Sounded awesome.


    Actually saw a few Motorsport editions crusing around Braddon during summernats. One even had the numberplate MTRSPRT or something similar.


    I nearly bought a redline a year or two ago when you could get em for $52k, didn't end up going for it, then the next year they were $65ishk and dealers wouldn't budge. You could also get the VF HSV Black Edition for the same price which had more HP and simiar equipment.

  • Stew70 Posts: 37
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Stew70
    11 Jan 2018 11:58 AM
    Awesome car mate.   Would love to have one of the last V8s.    I have a VE SS so I will hang onto it for as long as I can.  All the best with it.   
  • Retroman Posts: 923
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    11 Jan 2018 04:32 PM

    I have almost the same car , had it since June 2017

    Heron White , 6 speed paddle shift auto. Goes way faster than my "skill level" haha...

    Rego :   LAST SS V8

    "Holden SS V8 Redline Motorsport Edition" , quite a mouthful !

    All the Perth allocated cars were pre-sold well before delivery , so mine had to "come from Kalgoorlie", almost 700 K's from me !

    In actuality it was delivered to the nearest Holden dealer to me , 5 K's , and I took delivery there. I just paid the Kalgoorlie dealer.

    Lovely car ( and I've had more than a few lovely cars over the last 30+ years !)

    You must have had one of the last delivered it seems ?

    "VALUE WISE " WHO KNOWS ? At the very minimum the depreciation curve should be pretty flat if not a slight uphill gradient.

    There are "newies" listed in the East , Gumtree/Carsales etc etc for more than I paid last year so again who knows ?

  • Arron Posts: 150
    WA
    Stock Poster Arron
    11 Jan 2018 09:12 PM
    Congrats & enjoy
  • rodders Posts: 5450
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    Forum Legend rodders
    12 Jan 2018 05:18 PM
    Posted by Retroman on 11 Jan 2018 04:32 PM

    I have almost the same car , had it since June 2017

    Heron White , 6 speed paddle shift auto. Goes way faster than my "skill level" haha...

    Rego :   LAST SS V8

    "Holden SS V8 Redline Motorsport Edition" , quite a mouthful !

    All the Perth allocated cars were pre-sold well before delivery , so mine had to "come from Kalgoorlie", almost 700 K's from me !

    In actuality it was delivered to the nearest Holden dealer to me , 5 K's , and I took delivery there. I just paid the Kalgoorlie dealer.

    Lovely car ( and I've had more than a few lovely cars over the last 30+ years !)

    You must have had one of the last delivered it seems ?

    "VALUE WISE " WHO KNOWS ? At the very minimum the depreciation curve should be pretty flat if not a slight uphill gradient.

    There are "newies" listed in the East , Gumtree/Carsales etc etc for more than I paid last year so again who knows ?

     Good onya Retroman. Mine is a mid Sept 2017 build, so a month before the factory closed. Cheers.

  • Retroman Posts: 923
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    12 Jan 2018 06:46 PM

    Hey Rodders , initially I was after a manual myself , had a manual Corvette for 25+ years ( very rare , only 6% max of the build in any year were manual ).

    As I mentioned , ALL the city /metro Holden dealers here were "sold out" for pre-orders right away.

    So I called every country dealer up to 800 K's away , and found a Ute and a Director , but I wanted a Motorsport sedan.

    Found this auto , well found the Kalgoorlie dealer who had one allocated and unsold. He was fending off inter dealer transfers from the east non stop !

    I got to choose the colour , White I wanted. Had to be Auto , and that's OK

    Paid a substantial deposit 3 months before the earliest due date , don't normally do that with any other Holden model !

    Car stayed on the train to Perth , transported to my nearest Holden dealer. I really did not want a 700 K's , some gravel road run back to Perth , NO WAY !

    When out in it I park with paranoia , where I can see it effectively. Gets LOTS of looks while parked up , mostly white males 45 to 60 haha....

  • bobby bob Posts: 636
    Performance Poster bobby bob
    13 Jan 2018 09:08 AM
    Posted by Retroman on 12 Jan 2018 06:46 PM

    Hey Rodders , initially I was after a manual myself , had a manual Corvette for 25+ years ( very rare , only 6% max of the build in any year were manual ).

    As I mentioned , ALL the city /metro Holden dealers here were "sold out" for pre-orders right away.

    So I called every country dealer up to 800 K's away , and found a Ute and a Director , but I wanted a Motorsport sedan.

    Found this auto , well found the Kalgoorlie dealer who had one allocated and unsold. He was fending off inter dealer transfers from the east non stop !

    I got to choose the colour , White I wanted. Had to be Auto , and that's OK

    Paid a substantial deposit 3 months before the earliest due date , don't normally do that with any other Holden model !

    Car stayed on the train to Perth , transported to my nearest Holden dealer. I really did not want a 700 K's , some gravel road run back to Perth , NO WAY !

    When out in it I park with paranoia , where I can see it effectively. Gets LOTS of looks while parked up , mostly white males 45 to 60 haha....

     fucking white privilege, lol.

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