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    Ginger step child - VP commodore

    Well, I lasted 6 mths after selling my Barra Vs Ute before I bought another (white) commodore. My xp coupe is also pretty much sorted so wanted to find something to keep me occupied. I've owned most of the early commodore family (vc, vk, vl, vn, vr, vs x2, vz x2) so was thinking getting one I didn't have.

    I was looking at the really early stuff and they were all rusty heaps, and vk/vl stuff is stupid money. Then I started looking at the ginger step child of the commodore family, VP. Then I stumbled on this gem.

    1 owner vp exec , sold initially at Geoff Brady Holden (Glen Waverly) still with original garden state plates. All the pics showed it was in amazing condition, like really amazing. When I saw it in person, I knew I had to have it.

    I have a few small things to sort, like hood lining, strut tops, speedo gear, shocks etc but won't take much. Long term plans are 6.0 rectangle port ls, with mild cam, probably 4L65e (maybe t350) with 4000 convertor, Holley terminator ecu. Mid 300 rwkw, but using stuff off the shelf with minimal custom fab. Just a nice tuff streeter that could run 10s if need be. Going to keep it looking pretty stock, use factory shifter etc

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    Originally posted by 50RTD
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
    Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
    Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

    #2
    Very nice and clean. Should make an excellent sleeper with those enhancements. Following.

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      #3
      Awesome condition.
      My mate has a VP Exec, same colour, same hubcaps, same condition. He just finished a cammed 6L LS swap into it and left it looking like that too.
      Originally posted by Rdyno
      It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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        #4
        love it, keep the pea shooter exhaust and dump the upgrade at the diff.

        Don't mention the adBlocker !!

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          #5
          I can't beleive there are still so many of these coming out of the woodwork. What's the COVID tax like for something like that over east? That's a $5000-6000 car here in Perth. Values are out of control.

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            #6
            Eww yuck another vp!!!!

            Better watch out dude the ugly duckling vp model has strange way of getting to people...don't know why but seem to like working on vp ute more than better cars in garage

            If you're leaving it in v6 mode for awhile track down cheap 2nd hand v6 supercharged airbox setup,pull plastic bellmouth out & over on pcmhacking site hit up vlad for memcal...thing should run so clean & smooth you'll almost want to keep it stock.

            vn moreso vp range memcals had so many recall tunes they all ran like shit even sv3800 was junk compared to memcal tune I got from vlad...dude is a buick nut with mad love for vp mo0dels...he just got another grandpa looks just likie what you have.

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              #7
              Apart from service stuff and cosmetic, not going to waste money on v6 engine. I already have a 60s era slow Ford 6.

              8k with rego and period garden state plates. Pricey, but you don't find these any more

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              Originally posted by 50RTD
              Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
              Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
              Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                #8
                Originally posted by StupidFlanders View Post
                Awesome condition.
                My mate has a VP Exec, same colour, same hubcaps, same condition. He just finished a cammed 6L LS swap into it and left it looking like that too.
                Very nice any pics or links? It's pretty simple swap these days. Even get engine mount kits for v6 k frame. I don't like how people stick intake pipe to side, so will lay rad back and do otr cai. Like below but less aids and turtle cover.

                You can get Holley terminator x for 4l65e or fbw control now if you want. So straight forward

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                Originally posted by 50RTD
                Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
                Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
                Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                  #9
                  Fuck that is MINT!!! Love the louvres, something you never see anymore

                  Get some seat covers and floor mats in it, STAT!!!

                  Looking forward to seeing the transformation happen....full sleeper mode beast

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                    #10
                    fuck that's tidy as, sick!
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                      Originally posted by Dogsballs View Post
                      Very nice any pics or links?
                      No links, just FB and Whatsapp pics that I stole. Oh and it’s cammed LS1 not 6L, I got mixed up with another project.

                      It’s running and driving now.


                      Originally posted by Rdyno
                      It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                        #12
                        Lol. You have a sickness
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                          #13
                          That's a very neat VP.
                          Lost me at LS swap.
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                            #14
                            Rad, I have VERY fond memories of my VP Wagon from back when I was 19 to around 22.

                            Mang'd about for a while then stuck an iron lion in to go with the 5 speed it already had, so much room and so many skids! I'd love another but fucked if I can find a good one at reasonable $'s as about the only thing around is a Berlina for $25k or a shitty pov pack locally for $10k.

                            Keen to see updates, LS is the logical solution, turbo even better!
                            Hide yo' wife!!!

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                              #15
                              Man that really is immaculate. Tow it up for a detail and ceramic coat.
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