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1986 HDT VL SS Group A – #182 PLUS PACK


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This particular VL Group A SS ‘Plus Pack’ has only traveled 96,500km from new.

This is HDT Build Number 3726 making it number 182 of 500. A few things that make this particular PLUS PACK even more unique beside the original factory logbooks and two original keys,

It also rides on the super rare 16 x 8 HDT Momo Wheels (most VL Group A’s came out with 16 x 7’s), it also has the optional original HDT body kit components fitted ie. cold air intake, side skirts, front & rear bumper spoilers.



‘PLUS PACK” WA issue personalised number plates are not included in the sale.


A True Collector’s Item; The VL SS Group A was the second car built for Group A racing purposes and also limited to 500 built in total; the VL Group A SS ‘Plus Pack’ was the model that stirred up all the controversy between Peter Brock and General Motors Holden. The controversy centred around the validity of Peter Brocks ‘Energy Polariser’ hence there was actually two versions of the VL Group A produced… Standard and the PLUS PACK. 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, Brocks signature only appears on the higher spec PLUS PACK’s. Peter Brock went on and made 173 ‘Plus Packs’ making these the most desirable and collectable of all the VL Group A’s.  Plus Pack’s 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.

All VL group A’s were painted Permanent Red duco and came with HDT’s distinctive Scheel Grey Cloth Interior and HDT Momo leather gear knob and steering wheel. 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.

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Key Specifications
Model:VL SS Group A Plus Pack
Body Style:Sedan
Exterior Color:Permanent Red
Interior Color:HDT Original
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