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VY SS II NZ number?
this for me please?
May I add I also own a genuine Charger E38 ‘Big Tank’ number 84, an SL/R 5000 replica, a Devil Yellow 6-speed CV8 Monaro and a VZ SS ute as a daily driver.
Keep up the great features in this fantastic magazine. Richard Jolly Western Australia email@example.com ED: Great to see another VH Pacer will soon return to the road. Well done on preserving an under-appreciated model that’s lived in the Charger’s shadow for too long. AMC is not aware of any stillborn plans by Chrysler to race the VH Pacer in 1971. I’m
a New Zealand reader, have every copy of AMC and there’s a sprinkling of classic Aussie muscle through the family. I would appreciate any answers or contact options for my request below.
I have a 2004 VY Series II SS wagon 6-speed manual. The total build was 350 units, but unfortunately the press release does not give the number that came to NZ or the automatic versus manual transmission split? Holden NZ doesn’t seem to know. In 2003, the Series I build was 560.Of these, 60 came to NZ and there were 48 auto and 12 manual versions, according to the official press release.
So in summary, I am trying to find out how many Series 2 machines came to NZ with manual transmission? Simon Chapman www.cop.co.nz ED: Can anyone point Simon in the right direction? Are you an Aussie muscle car owner with something to say? Want to flex a bit of verbal muscle? Then write to us at:
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have all heard the saying, “He would give the shirt of his back”, but there are very few people in this world for who this would apply. One of these is a bloke named Jay.
On the up side, Jay has been blessed with an amazing family: his beautiful and supportive wife Allie; daughter Alana who has oil running through her veins and is her Dad’s biggest fan; and Hannah who is autistic and one of the most special people I know. taking life in her stride against all adversity. Jay is the true meaning of a car man but more importantly a Torana enthusiast with a lifelong ambition to complete his LH/V8 Torana, his pride and joy.
Unfortunately four years ago Jason was involved in a work-related accident injuring his neck, shoulder and arm leaving him unable to work and on a very minimal compensated income. Financially, as in most families, this has a crippling and destructive outcome, especially when trying to fight the powers to be for some kind of acceptable compensation.
If this wasn’t enough, during a CT scan of his neck two years ago, the doctors found what was then and inoperable Aneurysm deep within his brain. Living each day for Jay and his family instantly became a nightmare of the worst kind never knowing whether his next headache would be a catastrophic event ending his life.
As medical knowledge advanced and with the migration of a very talented neurosurgeon from the UK, hope for his family became real. It was decided that it was possible to operate but with a very high risk. Jay had no choice by this stage, the aneurysm had grown so large that his life had become a day by day event with a very terminal outcome if the aneurysm ruptured. Jay went into surgery October 22, unsure whether he would