As the first model to be produced (March 1985 – February 1986) represented Holden’s increasing efforts in Group A racing. Available only in blue associated with the corporate colours of the Holden Dealer Team’s principle sponsor Mobil, which gave rise to the cars nickname, the “Blue Meanie”. Production began in early 1985, but part supply problems saw the HDT fail to build the required number of 500 and it missed the 1 August deadline for it to be eligible for racing that year. Production still continued and the VK SS Group A was available for motor racing from 1 January 1986. 502 cars were available only through Holden Dealer Team-affiliated Holden dealerships. Visually the VK Group A SS had the addition of a rear spoiler, larger front air dam and a more aggressive front grill over the standard VK Commodore. Other changes included a double row timing chain (eliminating the car’s inherent weakness of 1985, a single row chain), as well as stronger conrods and suspension mountings. Power for the road going Group A SS with its 4.9- litre engine was rated at 196 kW (263 hp) at 5200 rpm, with a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph). Transmission options were four-speed M21 manual, or optional five-speed Getrag T5. (The T5G transmission WAS NOT an option with the VK Group A – some cars did get it fitted at Bertie Street by SPECIAL arrangement with HDT) It was dealer fitted! The car was assembled at Dandenong, Victoria by Holden and modified at Bertie Street Port Melbourne by HDT.
Muscle Car Warehouse is very proud to present what is undoubtedly one of the most renown models of the Brock range, the VK Group A, or more commonly known as “THE BLUE MEANIE”. As of late one of the most replicated Aussie muscle cars! This example is build number 248 and is in beautiful condition. The paintwork on the vehicle is mostly original as per factory with the exception of the front bumper bar, bonnet and lower sill panels. These areas have been repainted due to general wear and tear (stone chips). The condition of the paintwork presents extremely well for a car of its age. The trim of the vehicle presents well above average and again consistent with all other areas of the car. It presents all original and with only very minimal wear and tear to items such as steering wheel, gear knob and drivers seat. The only modification being an aftermarket Alpine branded stereo although original Eurovox stereo is included with the sale of the vehicle and is an easily reversed modification. This Brock still has all its (5) original 16×7 Aero rims with centre caps included. Four of the five wheels have recently been refurbished along with (5) new Bridgestone Potenza tyres. It has been verified that the original matching number engine is still in the vehicle with the only modifications being a genuine Holden over the counter 355 cubic inch crankshaft, comparable Brock specification roller camshaft, aftermarket inlet manifold, carburettor, extractors, aluminium rocker covers and the addition of a genuine HDT cold air induction. Please note, all genuine parts that have been removed from the engine are also included with the sale of the vehicle and again can be reversed to maintain originality. The transmission in the vehicle has been upgraded from the original “M21” four speed unit to a more desirable genuine HDT “T5G” five speed transmission. All associated items e.g. bellhousing are also genuine HDT items. The vehicle was originally retailed through United Motors, Adelaide on the 2nd of August, 1985 and has only had three owners since. This car still retains its original logbook, owners manual, radio manual as well as an extensive amount of other associated paperwork including the original purchase receipt. Two sets of original keys including master key and two alarm pads are also included. Originally issued South Australian number plates (UTG-888) are also included. The odometer reads just over 167,000 kilometres. Now available for inspection by video call at our Kogarah facility.