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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:42 PM

I’ve tracked down information regarding my vehicle and I’m aware that the car was an NSW internal promotion car for Holden. It’s an SS made in Vico MADE 10/76 but not sold / registered till July 1977.

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...

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:55 PM

It may have been tendered out as a used car.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:11 PM

I also meant to add, just because it was a NSW internal car doesn’t mean it was ever registered in NSW. Try the AOMC in Victoria with its original engine number.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:32 PM

Thanks for that yel. I’ve always assumed it went to a dealer after it’s promotion days doing I don’t know how....

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...

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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:

 

http://www.gmh-toran...-the-70s/page-2

 

As you can see it has VIC rego plates.

 

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:32 PM

~ Try the AOMC in Victoria with its original engine number.

 

To save everybody searching... https://www.aomc.asn...tration-records



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:30 PM

Saffron with Doeskin and Black vinyl?
That'd be different.
Typo I reckon.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:42 PM

It won’t be a typo, these were the cards that went in the cars for the Press. That is also what it looks like in the colour and B&W photos in the magazine.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:32 PM

Sorry to the O.P for the diversion but..
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.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:00 AM

Hmmm...appreciate the info and the link.

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).

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:38 AM

[email protected]

 

Download the search application form. The email address is contained thereon.



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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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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.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:55 AM

~ Seems like the only way forward. I’ve contacted AOMC ~

 

Looking at what you get back...

 

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...$90 seems a bit much just to find out the original rego number?



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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.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:12 AM

Your records will probably be somewhere in here... :D

 

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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.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:56 PM

Had a look on the archive website. Doesn’t show anything with respect to registration for that period. Are you thinking the paper records are at the western Sydney facility?

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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.



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:11 AM

I made an application to the AOMC. They have found no record of my car.

I’ve emailed the nsw state archives. No response yet...

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:47 AM

it was more than likely tendered out as suggested to a dealer like the sea witch panel van was tendered out to Boyded wollongong btw Number plates that started with the letter H in nsw first circulated in 74

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:55 AM

I’ve had two HJ’s first rego in NSW with H plates. One was HHO, it was a late 1975 and I think the other is HBW it was an early 1975. We also had HQ’s from 1972 with GIG and GPG plates. I think I still have both sets of H plates in the shed somewhere.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:08 AM

The gtr i owned was first registered in january 74 rego number GPO 292 the promotional 74 lh hdt slr5000 was GYX 963 mid to late 74 H plates were issued

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:45 AM

My first car was a very late LJ and had GOA015 plates that I assumed were the originals. Loved that car but wrote it off...

My early 76 hatch is HTJ-756.

Both NSW rego.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:46 AM

Unfortunately my HJ Premier was first regoed with B&W personal plates. It is 12/74 but not regoed until 2/75.




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