2019 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction

1985 Holden HDT VK Group A SS Commodore Sedan (NO-006)




Engine 4979cc V8
Gearbox Four-speed manual
Body Work Sedan
Colour Formula Blue
Interior Grey/Blue
Trim Cloth
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Disc/disc


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Widely regarded as the most desirable Brock Commodore of them all, the Holden Dealer Team’s VK Group A – dubbed the ‘The Blue Meanie’ by its legion of fans - was launched in March 1985, several months after the SS and Group 3 models. With the move from Group C racing to the international Group A regulations, Holden was forced to de-stroke its V8 engine from 5044cc to 4979cc and produce no less than 500 examples in order to qualify for the new category, thus creating a genuine homologation special. The Holden V8 featured roller rockers, a high-lift camshaft and high-performance exhaust to boost power to a very healthy 268 bhp, making this the most powerful Holden yet. Other features included heavy-duty M21 manual transmission, a limited-slip diff, Group 3 suspension package and 16-inch HDT alloy wheels shod with Bridgestone Potenza 225/50VR-16 rubber. An aggressive body kit consisted of a front air-dam, modified front grille and a boot lid rear spoiler, and each of the individually numbered Group A VKs was finished in the highly distinctive Formula Blue colour scheme, offset by the white Aero wheels. The interior was also upgraded with a Momo steering wheel, Scheel sports seats and a host of other minor changes. Although official build figures for the SS aren’t known, just 200 Group 3 and 500 Group A VK Commodores were made by HDT and ‘Blue Meanies’ have become the most collectible of the Brock-era high-performance Commodores. As the period ads said, “Body by Holden. Soul by Brock.”