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#1 Posted : Tuesday, 9 October 2018 7:06:57 AM(UTC)
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I see the VH Commodore of Brock ( I have a VH Royale 6 ...hope its gone up in value ? ) was advertised as an SS . It sure has an SS badge on the dash board ,but SLX door trims and its the wrong interior colour for a VH SS. I would think race shells in that time would have been GMPA bodies with all the trim added later? It really annoys me when cars are advertised/Sold with wrong details . Thanks Mark.
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, 9 October 2018 8:44:57 AM(UTC)
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The LX’s Brock raced aren’t A9X’s either, they were GMP&A vehicles. If the VH in question was a GMP&A vehicle it will probably be seen in the same way, ie people call them SS but they really aren’t. Remember though that in the LX’s case they were complete cars, not shells although in the HDT versions they provided some parts to GMH to install for them - this is detailed on the broadcast sheets.

Some of the early race Commodores were just basic V8 manual cars (4.2L 4spd) that were then modified into GroupC race cars.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, 10 October 2018 8:09:07 PM(UTC)
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Standard practice back then was to get a car, of some type, and build a race car to the rules. Look at the 3 XA GTs that everyone calls GTHO prototypes, these were race preped cars not prototypes (you do not build a prototype after the first car comes down the production line)
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, 10 October 2018 8:42:21 PM(UTC)
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The trim never seemed to match the road vehicle they were "loosely" based on - especially in Group C, but even into Group A as well - the 2x '87 VL Mobil Group A race cars had cerulean interior plastics and indigo tweed from the Gemini ZZ/Z, yet the road-going VL Group A had grey. The '84 Marlboro VKs had brown trim, with the seats trimmed in VK exec fabric - not the cerulean tweed of the SS.

Brown seems to be the common colour in the Group C era, yet none of the Brock specials had brown. However, until the mid 80s is was one of the most common interior colours, particularly when paired with whote exterior paint, which is how a lot of them started out before being modified (those that were complete cars).
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