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#1 OFFLINE   preisman

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 01:12 PM

New Holden model, the HDT SS, a high performance variant of an iconic mid-size Aussie sedan. These were rear-wheel drive sedans powered by a 237 HP V8. While not the craziest of the VK series, it is a nice clean style. Some of the Group A and Group 3 cars were on the wild side of styling.

The model is from Biante and very well done. All doors open including the gas cap. The interior is well detailed and the feel of the materials mimic what they could have felt like. They have texture, it's not just plastic like most other models. Under the model is a very well detailed chassis with working rear suspension.

I love this model, and hope Biante make more of these 80s V8 sedans. While buying them is a hassle, it ends up being worth it at the end. It took 2 months to get here, and it was slightly damaged. The front plate was broken off and there is a bit of damage on the hood and paint. I hope it never gets worse. It would be so much easier if I lived in Australia again.

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#2 OFFLINE   slartibartfast229

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 01:36 PM

Interesting model of an interesting car!
The VKSS was a homologation special for group A racing, fitted with a 4.9 litre engine to replace the earlier 5044cc.
This was to allow the car to run lighter since over 5 litre cars had to compete at a higher weight.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:05 PM

:yahoo: I got #514. What's your build number?

They are quite the bargain now considering the current exchange rate and how much the earlier releases from 2008 demand. Mine only had a minor issue where the driveshaft cannot rotate that well so the car does not roll as fine.

Edited by Yeow Yi Fan, 23 May 2020 - 08:06 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:20 PM

Looks a lot like a domestic Lumina of the same era, however clearly a different platform.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 11:34 PM

That thing is HOT!! :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :yahoo: :drool5: It's built like model cars should be! :eusa_clap:  One of my friends had 1/1 pus some other really neat cars down under..all mint and concourse level. I used to religiously collect Biante..then models were stolen during one of my international moves and then I moved to to tax crazy Belgium,  (funny never got taxed on Biante orders while in Germany)?? :gaah: :twocents:  
Another incredible add Jonathan!! :eusa_clap:  CHEERS! :occasion14:

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 08:32 PM

Nice add!  Being in Australia we used to see the 1:1 versions of these on the roads regularly.  Now the speculators have them locked away in garages, only ever seen at car shows or on a Sunday club cruise.  Biante always add lots of detail on their Australian market models.  I missed out on the 'blue meanie' Group A version of this model when they were new, and now they cost double the original RRP or more.

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 07:29 PM

Love that period-correct interior!!!




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