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.
Thanks for the comments you lot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.