Finding the dealer for my SS mystery
Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:42 PM
I’m keen to find out which dealer sold it in July 1977.
RMS have no record of the car (not the VIN or plate). I’ve owned the car since 1988.
Any suggestions how to find out?
I already have a Holden historical services report...
Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:11 PM
Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:32 PM
When I got the car in 88 it had number plates starting with HZX, from NSW, so I assumed them to be original to the car. It’s about the correct sequence for mid 77 when the car was first sold. So in short probably always a nsw car...
Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:30 PM
Yes, but it may have been re-registered as a NSW used car after being sold to a dealer through the dealer tender process.
The attached 3 x Public Relations cars were all assigned to NSW, but as you can see they were all VIC rego originally. The bottom one is the Saffron car from post 48 in this thread:
As you can see it has VIC rego plates.
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:30 PM
That'd be different.
Typo I reckon.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:42 PM
Edited by yel327, 04 October 2019 - 07:46 PM.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:32 PM
Looks normal 62V Doeskin/Chestnut to me.
63V would be Doeskin/Black if anyone has a better interior pic of SLR in 63V that'd be good.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:00 AM
Seems like the only way forward. I’ve contacted AOMC for their email address (didn’t appear to be in their website).
According to my Holden Historical Services report the vehicle was ordered through the Victoria Zone office (manufactured at Elizabeth in Vic) - don’t know if that has any significance as the dealer code is NSW 215 (Holden internal promotion nsw).
Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:42 AM
As far as I know that is normal for those sort of cars to be ordered through the States zone office, and 215 is one of the codes for cars used internally within GMH. I have lots of early build cars recorded with 214, 215, 216, 217 etc. The brochure vans and sedans for HZ are 214 which is I think Elizabeth (maybe) internal promotion. If you go looking hard enough you may find your car on LX brochures, publications etc.
I doubt very much it was built in Elizabeth though, all LH-LX bar a few early body tryouts plus the odd other car were Dandenong bodies and Dandenong assembly.
Here is the Doeskin/Black trim in that SLR5000 from above. B&W (and upside down!) but you can see the black dash, black console and black carpet, Same deal as 60A in HJ/HX and LX.
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Edited by yel327, 05 October 2019 - 07:45 AM.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:34 AM
The trim code for this car will be 63V, which is Doeskin Sadlon with Dark Doeskin seat and door trim inserts, with black instrument panel, steering wheel, steering column, console, carpet (incl carpet on door trims) + other bits and pieces as std inclusions for the trim code.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:55 AM
~ Seems like the only way forward. I’ve contacted AOMC ~
Looking at what you get back...
...$90 seems a bit much just to find out the original rego number?
Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:04 AM
Yes does seem very pricey ...
You are correct, Dandenong it was.
I've done a little searching in some older magazines and the Holden employees magazine (whatever it was called) from back in the day - who knows.
It would certainly be a lot easier if the RMS hadn't lost all records of the vehicle.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:30 AM
NSW electronic records only go back to the early 90's from memory. They were paper before that. There was no record of my yellow GTS327 as it was last regoed in 1975-ish. The yellow GTS came up though as it was regoed in the 90's, got its original engine number out of the RTA under a FOA request.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:56 PM
Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:11 PM
I thought they were in Grafton. You can do a NSW FOI request, it is free just takes a while. Provide engine and chassis numbers and known rego number.
Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:11 AM
I’ve emailed the nsw state archives. No response yet...
Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:47 AM
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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:45 AM
My early 76 hatch is HTJ-756.
Both NSW rego.
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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:46 AM
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