COMMODORE SS GROUP A/3
“I RECKON the Group A/Group 3 Blue Meanie is arguably the most iconic Commodore ever because of its ground-breaking performance, its colour and the reputation at the time enjoyed by Peter Brock, HDT and Holden. It has loads of character and because of that I actually prefer driving it to the SS-V Redline. The SS-V Redline is brilliant, but like most new cars you can’t drive them fast enough to explore their full capability. Driving the Group A your senses come alive. The steering wheel is smaller and it feels so connected to the wheels and I’d say the steering ratio is probably quicker than on the SS-V Redline. It is certainly more involving and engaging. I am amazed how much more I could see out of the Group A with its narrow roof pillars and it’s so much smaller than the SS-V Redline. It feels about the size of a small hatch of today. Through corners it is very stable and the Bilstein dampers do a great job. The ride is quite firm as back in the day stiffness was seen as better handling. It’s very Australian and as good a modern classic car as you are going to get.”
ABOVE JB reckons the new guy produces a glorious aural soundtrack..
BELOW But we suspect he felt a little more at home in ‘Bluey’.