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Holden Commodore VC Wagon
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1980 - 1981
  • Number Built: 121,807 (including 500 HDT)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Commodore L Sedan 4: $7403
    • Commodore L Wagon 4: $7795
    • Commodore L Sedan 6: $7903
    • Commodore L Wagon 6: $8295
    • Commodore SL Sedan 4: $8429
    • Commodore SL Wagon 4: $9076
    • Commodore SL Sedan 6: $9421
    • Commodore SL Wagon 6: $10,068
    • Commodore SL/E Sedan 6: $12,737
  • Models:
    • Commodore L Sedan
    • Commodore L Station Wagon
    • Commodore SL Sedan
    • Commodore SL Station Wagon
    • Commodore SL/E Sedan
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • L6 and V8's: 30th March, 1980
    • L4: 16th June, 1980
  • To Identify:
    • Mild facelift of VB design
    • Grille now features egg-crate hatched look
    • Holden emblem moved downward to centre of grille
    • Model name set into rubber protector strip on front doors
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 4706mm (SL/E: 4730mm)
    • Total Width: 1722mm (SL/E: 1736mm)
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1379mm (SL: 1375mm, SL/E: 1368mm)
    • Wheelbase: 2668mm
    • Front Track: 1451mm (SL/E: 1449mm)
    • Rear Track: 1416mm (SL/E: 1422mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Commodore L 4: 1158kg
    • Commodore SL 4: 1192kg
    • Commodore L 6: 1218kg
    • Commodore SL 6: 1262kg
    • Commodore SL/E 6: 1348kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 10.2 metres (SL/E 10.7 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 63 litres
  • Instruments:
    • Commodore:
      • Speedometer with integrated odometer
      • Petrol gauge
      • Fuel economy gauge
      • Central vertical warning light cluster incorporating:
        • high beam
        • oil pressure
        • battery
        • brake
        • park brake
        • optional trailer light
      • Clock
      • Indicators
      • AM Radio
    • Commodore SL (as above, with additional):
      • Voltmeter
      • Oil pressure gauge
    • Commodore SL/E (as above, with additional):
      • Push button radio stereo cassette player with Dolby and auto-reverse
  • 1.9 litre Starfire 4 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 1.892 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 4 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg Varajet twin barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 88.9 x 76.2mm
    • Power: 58kw at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 140Nm at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • 2.85 litre 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 2.838 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: GM Strasbourg twin-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 88.9 x 76.2mm
    • Power: 76kw at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 192Nm at 2800rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 3.3 litre 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 3.298 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv
    • Fuel System: GM Strasbourg twin-barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 92.1 x 82.5mm
    • Power: 83kw at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 231Nm at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 4.2 litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 4.142 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 92.1 x 77.8mm
    • Power: 100kw at 4200rpm (115kw at 4400rpm when dual exhaust fitted)
    • Torque: 269Nm at 2000rpm (289Nm at 3200 when dual exhaust fitted)
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 5.0 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 5.044 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 101.6 x 77.7mm
    • Power: 126kw at 4200rpm (dual exhaust )
    • Torque: 325Nm at 2600rpm (dual exhaust )
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt negative ground
    • 48 A/H 7 plate for L4 and L6
    • 61 A/H 9 plate for V8
    • Alternator fitted with integral voltage regulator
    • 14 Volt 40 Amp standard
    • 13.5 Volt 55 Amp for 5.0 and all fitted with air-conditioning
    • Commodore L4: 4 contact breaker type ignition system, TVRS neoprene type 7mm
    • Commodore L6 and V8: High energy breakerless ignition with 8mm silicone insuleate fibreglass core ignition leads
  • Exhaust:
    • 4 cylinder models: Cast iron exhaust manifold with single seam welded steel exhaust and tail pipe with reverse flow forward muffler and straight-through rear muffler
    • 6 cylinder models: Cast iron exhaust manifold with single seam welded steel exhaust and tail pipe with 2 reverse flow mufflers
    • V8 models: Dual cast iron exhaust manifolds with single crossover pipe, single seam welded steel exhaust and tail pipe with two reverse flow mufflers. Optional dual pipes with three mufflers
  • 4 speed Torquemaster MC6 1.9 L4 Sedan Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.51:1
    • 2nd: 2.02:1
    • 3rd: 1.41:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.57:1
  • 4 speed Torquemaster MC6 1.9 L4 Wagon Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.75:1
    • 2nd: 2.16:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.82:1
  • 3 speed M40 Automatic 1.9 L4 Sedan and WagonTransmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • 4 speed Torquemaster M20 2.85 and 3.3 L6 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.15:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • 4 speed M20 4.2 V8 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.15:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • 4 speed M21 5.0 V8 Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.83:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • 3 speed TriMatic M40 3.3 L6 and 4.2 V8 Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • 3 speed TurboHydramatic 350 M41 5.0 V8 Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.48:1
    • 2nd: 1.48:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.08:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single dry plate diaphram spring actuation type
    • Mechanical cable operation, connected directly to pull fork throw out lever
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 1.90 L4 4 speed manual: 3.90:1
    • 1.90 L4 3 speed auto: 3.90:1
    • 2.85 L6 4 speed manual: 3.55:1
    • 3.30 L6 4 speed manual: 3.36:1 (optional LSD)
    • 3.30 L6 TriMatic M40: 3.08:1 / 3.36:1 (LSD)
    • 4.2 V8 TriMatic M40: 2.78:1 / 3.08:1 (LSD)
    • 4.2 V8 4 speed M20: 3.08:1 / 3.36:1 (LSD)
    • 5.0 V8 TurboHydramatic M38: 2.60:1 / 3.08:1 (LSD)
    • 5.0 V8 4 speed M21: 3.36:1
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • Commodore SL 1.9 4L automatic:
      • 1st: 70 km/h
      • 2nd: 105 km/h
      • 3rd: 140 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 17.5 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 21 seconds
    • Commodore SL 3.3 6L manual:
      • 1st: 60 km/h
      • 2nd: 83 km/h
      • 3rd: 121 km/h
      • 4th: 166 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 12.2 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.2 seconds
    • Commodore L 3.3 6L automatic:
      • 1st: 88 km/h
      • 2nd: 139 km/h
      • 3rd: 170 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 13.0 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.4 seconds
    • Commodore L 5.0 V8 manual:
      • 1st: 57 km/h
      • 2nd: 80 km/h
      • 3rd: 116 km/h
      • 4th: 157 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 12.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.4 seconds
      Commodore SL/E 5.0 V8 automatic:
      • 1st: 78 km/h
      • 2nd: 130 km/h
      • 3rd: 172 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 10.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.1 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent MacPherson 'wet' strut design, linear rate springs, 24mm stabiliser bar (26mm stabiliser bar fitted to wagons)
    • Rear: Salisbury type rear axle, rigid axle, 4 trailing arms and a panhard rod, progressive rate coil springs, twin-tube telescopic shocks. 14mm decoupled stabiliser bar fitted to L6, 19mm for V8 with air-conditioning. No stabiliser bar fitted to L4 Commodores
  • Steering:
    • Coaxial rack and pinion, direct linkage (rear of front wheels), ratio 19.9:1
    • Power hydraulically assisted rack and pinion steering standard on SL/E and all V8 models, optional on L6 SL
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 268mm vented disc with single piston, sliding head and lightweight caliper
    • Rear: 229mm self-adjusting leading trailing shoe drum or 274mm solid disc, fitted with light weight caliper
  • Wheels:
    • Commodore L and SL 4 cylinder: 5.5JJ x 13 pressed steel wheels
    • Commodore L and SL 6 cylinder: 6.00JJ x 14 ventilated pressed steel wheels
    • SL/E: Styled cast alloy 6.00JJ x 15
  • Tyres:
    • Commodore L and SL 4 cylinder: BR78S13 steel belted radials
    • Commodore L and SL 6 cylinder: CR78S14 4P/R steel belted radials
    • Commodore L and SL V8 sedans: CR78H14 6P/R steel belted radials
    • Commodore SL/E: BR60 H15 6P/R steel belted radials
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