HSV didn’t make the Series II VX into a GTS… except for that one time they did.
While the changes between series were minimal, this is still technically a VX II and therefore a one-of-one. Word is one of HSV's top brass commissioned the build, hence the ability to push it through.
It’s in Sydney and the owner is asking $74,990. That’s a lot of money for an early 2000s Commodore, but it’s immaculate, and only has 18,316km on the odometer.
Inside, the differences between the Series 1 and 2 are most obvious, with the black dash plastic taking over from the somewhat dull grey plastic.
Different indicator stalks also feature, with more modern stalks taking over from the very chunky things that had been around since the ‘90s.
The other main difference is the addition of an adjustable control link in the rear suspension of the car, which aimed to reduce uneven tyre wear.
Being a car made for one of HSV’s higher-ups, it also comes with full leather seats with huggy-looking bolsters, as well as HSV pedals.
At the other end of those pedals is the Callaway C4B V8, capable of 300kW and 510Nm, with a 6-speed manual gearbox bringing with it pure driving joy.
The thing is original, with Pirelli P-Zeros wrapped around the wheels and only two visible-but-small scratches – one on the centre console and one on the driver’s seat bolster.
It’s been babied to the point where it travels to shows on a tilt-tray truck.
On top of that, once it gets to those events, it wins awards.
If you’re interested, you can find the ad here – but keep in mind the price tag isn’t small, and you’ll then be responsible for part of HSV’s history…