With the VP Commodore in 1992, HSV reintroduced the GTS brand for the first time into their model range since 1977 and Ford reinvigorated the GT model with the EB GT Falcon, a hiatus of nearly 20 years. So two of the most famous street/racing breeds in Australian motoring were back on the roads.
Basically the son of the VN Group A, only 130 VP HSV GTS's were ever built. This time a much more executive cruiser than a car built to fulfill Group A racing requirements. The VP GTS was available in three colours - charcoal, red and white. Of these, only 27 examples were built in Alaskan White. Visually, the VP GTS body kit closely resembled the VN Commodore SS Group A with the same front and rear bumpers and side skirts, but gained the HSV Senator 5000i’s front grill and boot spoiler.
Under the bonnet, the VP GTS’ engine block was shared with the VN and VL Group As, with specific pistons, roller rockers, larger lifter bores, as well as D port heads and various Group A derived parts among others. Rated at 200kW, the VP GTS saw triple digits on the speedo in 7.45 seconds from a standstill. The Manual gearbox option was gone and in its place the trusty 4 speed T-700 automatic gearbox mated to the higher 3.27 ratio rear end. This car was designed specifically as a Grand Tourer, for the executive target audience along the lines of the previous and successful SV5000 model.
For sale is VP GTS Build No. 124/130 in stunning Alaskan White. This GTS has covered a genuine log booked 176,407 klms from new and presents in immaculate condition throughout. The original paint is in near perfect condition with all the GTS badging in place and the interior looks extremely presentable, with no wear to the steering wheel or seat bolsters, perfect carpet and hood lining.
Mechanically the car has been fully serviced and the original matching numbers engine has never been out of the car. The compression is excellent and the current owner has fitted a new brake master cylinder. The car is riding on the genuine 17" GTS alloy rims with excellent rubber including the Pirelli spare.
Having lived a charmed life, this very rare and desirable HSV is ready for its next lucky owner. Full SA registration. Available for viewing in Adelaide, SA. (Ref: 5501)