1988 HOLDEN SPECIAL VEHICLES VLSS GROUP A WALKINSHAW #271
Delivered new by Suttons of Parramatta NSW on the 4th of February 1989, we hold the original handbook which shows the first owner's details and also some of the initial servicing.
The Walkinshaw or Walky was created in 1988. It had a number of other nicknames, including the Plastic Pic, Winged Warrior, Plastic Fantastic and Batmobile to name a few. The Walky came about after Holden and Peter Brock's HDT parted ways in 1987.
Holden needed someone to build performance cars and it turned to Tom Walkinshaw's British based TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) and that's how HSV was born.
With the resources of TWR and a much bigger wallet, HSV had the necessary ingredients to show it was able to match, if not better, HDT's previous cars.
It didn't disappoint. The VL SS Group A SV was its first task. To meet International Group A homologation rules, 500 had to be sold. This wasn't a problem as they sold like hotcakes, and HSV decided to build another 250.
Powered by a 5.0 Litre V8 engine, it produced when new 180Kw and 380Nm of power and torque, delivered to the rear wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Performance figures suggest 0-100kph in 6.5 secs and a top speed somewhere north of 230kph. Classic Australian muscle.
This is a matching numbers car with great credentials.
A rare and desirable Holden which someone is going to love having in their collection.
Available to admire on our showroom floor in Adelaide.
We can arrange transport door to door Australia wide.
Finance - our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.
We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.
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