1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw Group A.
The Holden Commodore (VL) is a mid size car that was produced by Holden from 1986 to 1988. It was the final iteration of the first generation of the Holden Commodore and included the luxury variant, Holden Calais (VL). Between February 1986 and August 1988, 151,801 VL model Commodores were built. The VL Commodore represented a substantial makeover of the VK, and would be the last of the mid size Commodores until 2018. The designers sought to soften the lines for the VL, rounding off the panels and introducing a small tail spoiler built into the bootlid Holden also implemented rectangular headlamps as opposed to the square shaped ones fitted to earlier models. For the top-of-the-range Calais model, the design incorporated the use of semi-retracting headlight covers, the first for a production Holden. The Calais covered headlights were the same as the regular VL Commodore headlights. Major changes were made to the dashboard with new instruments, touch switches mounted either side controlling wipers, rear window demister, electric antenna (Berlina/Calais), and the headlight switch moved from the right-hand dash side to the indicator stalk. Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning control graphics changed slightly, the centre console offered more storage with new transmission shifter and surround.
Now for sale is one of the most iconic Holden’s ever made, known as the VL Walkinshaw built by the HSV division with an initial 500 cars produced and then a further 250 made, following on from that all were painted in an individual paint code being Panorama Silver. This original and unmolested 3 owner Walkinshaw Build No. 506 originally retailed through Donlee Motors in Broken Hill in the west of New South Wales on the 2nd of May 1989. This well preserved example has all its original log books and service history which has genuinely travelled just over 70,000 kilometres from new, with the current owner having owned it since the late 90’s and with very minimal use during that time. The only notable modifications to the car are an aftermarket stereo and the windows being tinted. The paintwork is mostly untouched and in terrific condition with only the lower spoilers been painted, all pieces of the body kit are in excellent condition without any damage and the front lower lip spoiler isn’t currently fitted but is included in the sale. The interior is untouched, preserved in its original form and presents in stunning condition throughout. The car retains all its original glass with all matching date codes and under the bonnet lurks the matching number Holden V8 (4.9lt) engine , mated to its original T5 gearbox. Not often are such examples of this calibre offered for sale which have become a very special and highly collectable Australian Motor Car. This beautiful Walkinshaw is now ready for inspection by appointment at our Kogarah facility.