TIME FOR A DRIVER CHANGE
V8 COMMODORE (LUMINA) SS SUPER CAR
This road-going version of the Australian HSV Racing Commodore was born in Melbourne, and given to its current owner as a present from a Saudi Sheikh. Brought from Bahrain to Dubai, its longest drives have been done in containers on ships.
The A380 Captain is retiring to Oz and is sadly relinquishing this rare car. Since Jeremy Clarkson called it the best muscle-car ever made, twice in Dubai people have come up and tried to buy it ... (you'll get used to it).
It has been lovingly cared-for. Black with red leather interior, the windows have been treated with dark DU Guard Thermal Tinting to make it cooler in summer. It has a glass sunroof as standard. It has never spent a night out in the open.
Five adults can be seated comfortably and the huge boot accommodates two full-sized suitcases when you have to do the airport run.
The car has never had a speeding fine in Dubai, and is the winner of the Dubai Police White Points Award … but it can go very, very fast if needed. It has never been crashed. Just don’t turn off the traction control unless you hold a racing licence.
Maintained regularly by the GMH dealer since it was born in mid 2005, it has just had its 70,000 kms service, even though it has only travelled 66,000 kms. [Yes, the tail-shaft bushes have been replaced and it has a brand new battery]
You will enjoy service stations as you jump the queue to join the Porsches; the filler cap is on the right hand side … unlike most cars in Dubai. (In all cars the petrol hose on the dash logo indicates which side the filler cap is on)
START SAVING! The A380 Captain needs to drive the car until he leaves, so you have time to save for the purchase price of 40,000 aed. Everything is negotiable. A deposit will secure it for you. It is important that this unique piece of motoring history is sold to the right person. Hopefully that person is you.
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Simple, Functional, Easy On The Eyes
The instrument cluster and trip computer display can be turned right down at night on long drives
The adjustable steering wheel and electric variable seat positons allow
you to relax on the long sectors, and sit up for the twisty bits.
Above and behind the front wheels, they extract the hot air
so she runs cool even on the hottest Dubai days.
A real wolf in sheep's clothing, most people don't
recognise her pedigree.
Full Sized Back Doors
Accomodate real adults, not just kids, in the back seat.
Which is why the Commodore, in Australia, makes
such a good taxi. Two full sized suitcases, and cabin bags,
fit in easily, so you can do the airport run with ease.
Hide And Seek
Take a photo when you park. That way you will be able to
find her again. She blends-in well.
The Racing Version
Prepared and raced by Holden Special Vehicles she won
Australia's premier touring car race, the Bathurst 1000,
at the hands of Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly
General Motors Holden's Commodore
was imported by General Motors and rebadged
as the V8 Chevvy Lumina SS
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