Unique Cars - - FAREWELL HOLDEN -

A LOWER BON­NET line plus sharper-styled head­lights and tail lights dis­tin­guished the VH se­ries – SL, SL/X and the dis­tinc­tive SL/E, avail­able with an op­tional (and now highly col­lectible) bur­gundy, light or dark blue, or green­over-sil­ver Shad­ow­tone paint. Four-cylin­der and 2.85-litre sixes were avail­able with the op­tion of a Borg Warner five-speed man­ual gear­box, as well as the four-speed man­ual and Tri­matic. In early 1982, the SS badge re­turned to Holden deal­ers (there had been an HQ Holden SS sedan and LX To­rana SS sedan and hatch) in a red – and later white – sim­ple no-non­sense per­for­mance sedan with stan­dard 4.2-litre V8, M21 per­for­mance four-speed gear­box, sil­ver-hued al­loy wheels and lower, tighter sus­pen­sion. Many SSs were built to Group One, Two and Three specs by Peter Brock’s of­fi­cially en­dorsed (and in­creas­ingly suc­cess­ful) Mel­bourne-based HDT Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles. The VH was to be the last chrome-bumper Holden.

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