Now for sale is this immaculate genuine Plus Pack equipped HDT VL SS Group A, Build no. 254, in stunning Permanent Red with immaculate Scheel trim.
This is the car that created a sensation - with Brock taking brand new Group As and adding the controversial Energy Polarizer. 173 out of the 500 produced in fact. As Holden saw no technical merit in the Polarizer and refused to fit it to the cars, Brock refused to put decals with his signature on cars without it. As a result Peter Brock's signature only appears on the higher spec Plus Pack variant.
Note in the gallery the Polarizer mounted to the RHS firewall where it does it thing. To quote the brochure of the time - "The polarizer utilises the energy generated by the vehicle. It acts on the components of the car, resulting in a quieter, smoother vehicle with more stable handling." So there you go.
The Plus Pack also included an electric fuel pump, regulator and filter, a cylinder head modification for improved cooling, revised front and rear springs, front anti roll bar, strut mounts, as well as revised front suspension geometry.
The Group A modifications to the standard VL comprised a redesigned radiator grille, colour keyed bumpers, Racing specification spoilers on the front and on the boot lid and a small grooved Induction scoop attached to the bonnet with a new cold air induction set up.
Build No. 254 is running its original matching numbers big valve 4.9 litre LV2 V8 and the robust Borg Warner T5 5 speed gearbox through to the 4 pinion Borg Warner 3.08:1 LSD diff. Fitted are the correct Group A spec extractors with the first join just 2 inches after the cylinder head flange to take advantage of the Group A rules of the day allowing for an open exhaust after the first join.
In fully restored condition this car features immaculate body and paint. The interior is fully retrimmed and the dash and gauges are all in excellent condition.
The current owner has enjoyed the car for the last 4 years. Showing 81,000 kms build No. 254 comes with HDT verification and copies of delivery paperwork and a period Owners Manual. The car is upgraded with a set of very rare genuine 16 x 8 inch MOMO star wheels and new tyres. The car is an excellent driver, and feels tight as a drum.
A rare and well maintained example of one of Brock's finest. Come and check it out at our Kingsgrove, Sydney showroom. And if you are unable to travel due to Covid restrictions, AMCS will gladly arrange a video inspection/road test of the car using WhatsApp and of course there is no issue with door to door freight delivery anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. (Ref 5586)
HDT Build No:
3798 VL Group A Build 254