Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac - Reader: Craig Cz­in­tos Car: VN Com­modore Group A Home­town: Syd­ney, NSW

What is it? “1990 VN SS Group A.” When did you buy it? “April 2017.” Why did you buy it? “I had dreamt of own­ing one since I was nine years old. Over the years the love hadn’t dwin­dled and I could see the prices start­ing to climb. I had a VN SV5000 which was a show car and that I loved dearly, but I knew I couldn’t have both and so I moved the SV5000 on to buy this par­tic­u­lar car which had been lov­ingly cared for. To fi­nally own the last of the ho­molo­ga­tion spe­cials is in­cred­i­ble. I picked it up on my birth­day from Bathurst and drove straight to the race­track for pho­tos. Not sure if any more stars could have aligned!” What do you know about its life? “I have the full his­tory from its pur­chase new, in­clud­ing the orig­i­nal in­voice for the sale, through to me buy­ing it. I am the fourth owner and it has clearly been loved by all pre­vi­ous own­ers along the way.” How does it go? “It’s so smooth and re­spon­sive. I hon­estly couldn’t be­lieve how good it is. It was a fast car for its time and can see why all the re­views at the time said it was a bril­liant grand tour­ing-style car.” Any­thing you’d like to add? “They tell you never to drive or own your dream car as it’s al­ways a dis­ap­point­ment, but I am still in love with these cars 27 years af­ter they were built and I had never driven one till the day I picked this car up!”

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