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1986 HDT VL Group A Plus-Pack Build #279

EXTREMELY RARE PLUS-PACK WITH A HDT STROKER MOTOR BUILT BY BROCK!!

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Please Note: The following wording is from a good mate of the current owner as he has known the vehicle since 1989:

If you want to own the best, most original, and most unique, HDT VL Group A Plus Pack, this is your opportunity!

The Car has had three “real” owners, the first being a Western District Farmer who was not happy with the performance of the car, so he spoke personally with Peter Brock who organised the fitting of a Stroker engine at a cost of $8000!

But the original owner was still not happy with the performance, so took the car to John Sheppard (ex Marlboro HDT Manager) who replaced the Camshaft with a Wade 242.

Its second owner, who purchased the car around ‘89/90, virtually never drove the car, but carefully stored, and regularly started it, until he sold it in 2017.

So the third, and current owner, purchased the car in 2017.  It was in absolutely original condition complete with its original HDT Stroker Engine and HDT “LE” body kit.  

Upon purchase, the current owner, being a perfectionist, took it to probably the best HDT “Guru” in the country, where all the “blemishes” normal for an original 30 year old car, were rectified, the result being this beautiful VL Group A Plus Pack, absolutely unique with its original HDT Stoker Engine.  The car is now as good as, if not better than, when it was built by HDT Special Vehicles.

It comes complete with its original handbook and set of 20” Retro Momo wheels.

The current owner is the third owner.  During 2017 the current owner, owing to a weak moment caused by personal circumstances, sold the car to a friend.  However, shortly after, he realised what a mistake he’d made, and was able to take the car back. Further information, and the genuine reason for sale, will be discussed personally with a genuine buyer.

 

For further information/inspection of this vehicle please call Chester- 0414 239 028 today

PLEASE NOTE: We are always looking for collector cars, if you have one or many that you would like to sell please don’t hesitate to call us at anytime.

If you are looking for a specific car please contact us with your requirements, with our extensive MCS database we can help you find what you’re looking for.

chester@musclecarstables.com.au 0r 0414 239 028

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ABOUT THE HDT VL SS GROUP A Plus Pack

The VL SS Group A was the second car built for Group A racing purposes and also numbered 500 in total. Released in 1986 it was hot on top of Grice’s Bathurst win and the launch of the Unleaded V8. Due to the controversial Energy Polariser there was actually two versions of the Group A. Holden could see no technical merit in the Polariser and thus refused to fit it to the cars, so Brock refused to put decals with his signature on cars without it. As a result, Brock’s signature only appears on the higher spec Plus Pack variant. The Plus Pack also included revised springs and anti roll bars as well as revised front suspension geometry and changed spring mounting pads. It also has improved cylinder head cooling with the introduction of an extra water passage to the head and a higher pressure fuel pump.

On the inside was a plaque on the glovebox indicating the vehicles build number. Seats were the familiar Scheel items and naturally the steering wheel was supplied by Momo, as was the leather gear knob. The Exhaust was of the low restriction big bore variety and had headers designed with Group A racing in mind and as such featured a flange only inches from the cylinder heads. This was done as Group A regulations allowed a free exhaust from the first flange, so they put the first flange as close as possible to the engine to capitalise on the rules. The engine also featured heavy duty con rods and crankshaft as well as Crane (gold coloured) roller rockers and a lightened flywheel. For the first time the Borg Warner T5G 5 speed transmission was standard fitment and diff was the 4 pinion Borg Warner item with 3.08 ratio.

The new body kit comprised a new 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. All cars were painted in the Permanent Red colour, but of note is that the two prototypes were white.

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VL Group A

VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS

ENGINE

4.987 Litre V8 Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder. Bore x Stroke (mm): 101.6 x 76.8. Compression ratio: 8.5:1. Max Power: (DIN)137kw @ 4400rpm and 345nm at 3200rpm. Max recommended rpm 5600.

INDUCTION

Port matched inlet manifold and four barrel Rochester carburettor with cold air induction.

TRANSMISSION

Borg Warner T5G 5 Speed Manual.

Ratios

1st: 3.250

2nd: 1.990

3rd: 1.290

4th: 1.000

5th 0.720

DIFFERENTIAL

Borg Warner 4 Pinion limited slip differential. 3.08:1 Final drive ratio.

CLUTCH

Single Dry Plate

STEERING

Power assisted Rack & Pinion.

SUSPENSION

Front: Fully independant. Macpherson struts with coil springs and anti-roll bar.

Rear: Live axle located by trailing arms and Panhard rod. Coil springs and anti-roll bar.

Bilstein gas-pressurised shock absorbers all round

BRAKES

Power assisted front and rear discs.

Front: 289mm Ventilated discs

Rear: 280mm discs

WHEELS & TYRES

16″ x 7″ Momo star rims, Bridgestone Potenza RE71 205/55 VR16s. 16×8″ Momos were optional.

PERFORMANCE

0-100: 7.64 seconds

400m: 15.54 @ 141.7 best time according to Motor Magazine. Average 15.68 @ 139.8 km/h

FUEL TANK

63 Litres

NUMBER BUILT

500. Approx 173 of these were Plus Packs.

PRICES

$29,600

OPTIONS

Air Conditioning: $1225

16″ x 8″ Momo rims

Sunroof

LE Side skirts & rear apron

KERB MASS

1295kg

Information & Specifications courtesy of hdt.com.au

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Key Specifications
Location:Melbourne
Year:1985
Make:HDT
Model:VL SS Group A Plus Pack
Body Style:Sedan
Transmission:5 Speed manual
Price:Withdrawn
Drivetrain:RWD
Engine:V8
Exterior Color:Permanent Red
Interior Color:Grey Velour and tweed
Odometer:61431
Modifications:(see Below)
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