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Rare left hand drive V8 Supercar Commodore emerges

THE former Lansvale Smash Repairs Holden Commodore VN Group A car that later was converted into a VP Commodore and sold off to Germany has been placed up for sale.

More details on the car are available here in the V8 Sleuth Showroom Powered by My105.com, its Western Australian-based owner having placed the car up for sale.

The car was converted to left hand drive and repainted green by its German owner and spent the best part of 15 years offshore.

It has been back in Australia for the best part of the last 10 years.

It was originally raced by Steve Reed and Trevor Ashby in 1991 and 1992 as a VN Group A Commodore before it was converted into a VP for the 1993 season, though still retaining use of a Holden V8 engine rather than a Chevrolet powerplant.

The car was raced by Stephen McLaine Motorsport at Bathurst in 1994 and sold to Newcastle privateer Wayne Russell, who also raced it at Bathurst in 1995 and 1996.

One of a handful of VN Group A Commodores to compete in the period, the car could be converted back to right hand drive and to its VN Group A specification, or retained in the VP specification it ran in the five-litre/V8 Supercar era.

Steve Reed, ‘Big Bird’ at the wheel of the VN Commodore during its racing debut at Sandown in the opening round of the 1991 Shell Australian Touring Car Championship. Photo: an1images.com / Graeme Neander.
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