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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-15-04, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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I bought a HOLDEN!

OK, don't panic people, it's purely a money making excersize, and not a daily driver.
It's a VH 173ci 3 sp Auto, with an absolutely immaculate SL/X interior, and is still registered, it was bought new by the person I bought it off and has been regularly serviced for all of it's 288000klm's. It only has 1 spot of rust which I will bog up and respray, give it a goot cut'n'polish, replace a few lenses and then I'll get a roadworthy, register it and flog it off.
Now I hear you saying "how much?"...well the answer is $200! It's been sitting in the workshop of one of my customers unused for about 4 months and he needed the space back, so he offered it to me.
So, I plan to fix it up a little, sell it for alot more than I paid for it, and buy an XD V8, and go to town on it.
I'll get some pics tomorrow so you can see how much of a bargain this thing was.

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thats ok then. how much you expecting to get for it once its tidied up??

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yeah a mate and I went halves in a VP lexcendore, 155k's, lowered, big stereo etc, very clean, we plan to do the same as you man, good luck with it!

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I'm hoping to get about $2k for it with reg and roadworthy, basically enough to get my XD project started.
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fantastic work mate :)
aslong as the EL stays!
need a dragging partner!

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good luck. most people dont want a 173 motor though. better off putting in a 253 (for the p plate market) but there goes alot of profit though.

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drop a 202 in it and it will be far easier to sell.

Ive been described as a vault of usless random knowledge.

Ill take it as a complement i think.............
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i wonna see pics! then pic's of when it finished i was thinking of doing something like this

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I could always market it as a 6 Cylinder, and not specifically a 173.
Of course if they ask what size it is I will tell them its a 173.
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Good stuff mate, cant wait to see the project car though.

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