While the HSV Group A Walkinshaw was built so that Holden could race Group A, the SV5000 was the built to take on the European luxury cars as a fast daily transport for well healed executive customers. Wheels Magazine ran a SV5000 against the best European sport sedans of the day and commented “European high-tech was no substitute for fuel-injected Australian cubes. The SV5000 simply drove away.”
The SV5000 was launched in September 1989 with an uprated 5.0 V8 featuring special pistons, higher 9.0:1 compression ratio, bigger valves, a revised camshaft, special throttle body, knock sensor and cold air intake mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The body wore unique side skirts, grille and bootlid spoiler, along with special 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded heavy duty VN Group A brakes and stiffer suspension. Inside the car boasted a four speaker premium sound system, climate controlled air conditioning, Howe leather upholstery and luxury features like central locking, power windows and a trip computer. Only 359 were built before the production run ended in September 1991.
For sale is SV 5000 Build No. 256. The car features the all matching numbers 200kw 5 litre V8 and T-700 4 speed auto gearbox. The car still features its original British Racing Green SV paint with some touch ups including the front and rear bars. 150,128 klms from new. All original SV5000 rims in excellent condition. Original spare in boot has never been used. Comes with the HSV Certificate of Authenticity. Originally sold through John Sivyer Holden, Ipswich, QLD. A great example of this important and very collectible HSV variant.
This is bargain buying for a limited edition and highly collectible HSV Commodore. Brisbane, QLD car. (Ref. 5332)