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Holden Commodore VL Sedan
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1986 - 1988
  • Number Built: 151,801, inclusive of
    • 500 1986 HDT VL SS Group A
    • 750 1987 Group A
    • Other HDT and HSV models
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Commodore SL Sedan: $13,830
    • Commodore SL Turbo Sedan: $18,381
    • Commodore Executive Sedan: $15,150
    • Holden Calais: $23,540
    • HSV Group A 1988: $42,250
  • Models:
    • Commodore SL Sedan
    • Commodore SL Station Wagon
    • Commodore Executive Sedan
    • Commodore Executive Station Wagon
    • Commodore Berlina Sedan
    • Commodore Berlina Station Wagon
    • Commodore SS Sedan
    • Holden Calais Sedan
    • Holden Calais Wagon
    • (Note: The Calais was never referred to as a "Commodore", hence the exclusion)
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • February, 1986
  • To Identify:
    • Extensive make-over of previous VK model, particularly with new lower front end treatment
    • Wide, slim line headlights
    • Less agressive, sleeker design over previous models
    • Small louvered grille with Holden badge in centre front position, between bonnet and grille
    • Calais features transparent grille and semi-concealed headlights
    • All models feature integrated plastic fron bumter/spoiler and air-intake
    • Modified lines to boot lid integrate lip forming small spoiler
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 4766mm
    • Total Width: 1722mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight: 1367.5mm (Berlina: 1363mm)
    • Wheelbase: 2668mm
    • Front Track: 1451mm
    • Rear Track: 1433mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Commodore SL: 1250kg
    • Commodore Executive: 1280kg
    • Commodore Berlina: 1290kg
    • Holden Calais: 1350kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • 10.2 metres (Power Assisted: 10.70 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 63 litres
  • Instruments:
    • All Models:
      • Speedometer with integrated odometer
      • Trip meter
      • Warning light cluster for
        • Brake failure
        • Alternator
        • Park brake
        • Oil pressure
      • Analogue quartz clock
    • Berlina and Calais
      • Tachometer
      • Temperature gauge
      • Oil gauge
      • Voltmeter gauge
      • Trip Computer
  • 3.0 litre Nissan built 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 2.962 litre
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Belt driven overhead cam
    • Fuel System: Electronic fuel injection
    • Bore and Stroke: 86.0 x 85.0mm
    • Power: 114kw at 5200rpm
    • Torque: 247Nm at 3600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 3.0 litre Turbo Nissan built 6 cylinder:
    • Capacity: 2.962 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: Electronic fuel injection
    • Bore and Stroke: 86.0 x 85.0mm
    • Power: 150kw at 5600rpm
    • Torque: 296Nm at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 7.8:1
  • 5.0 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 4.987 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 77.8mm
    • Power: 122kw at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 323Nm at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
  • 5.0 Litre SV88 Engine:
    • Capacity: 4.987 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 77.8mm
    • Power: 136kw at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 355Nm at 3200rpm (dual exhaust )
    • Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt negative ground
    • Battery:
      • L6 75 min/235 amp
      • V8 90 min/450 amp
  • Exhaust:
    • All models fitted with new exhaust system incorporating catalytic converter
  • 5 speed Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.321:1
    • 2nd: 1.902:1
    • 3rd: 1.308:1
    • 4th: 1.000:1
    • 5th: 0.759:1
    • Reverse: 3.382:1
  • 5 speed Heavy Duty (fitted to Turbo) Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 3.580:1
    • 2nd: 2.077:1
    • 3rd: 1.360:1
    • 4th: 1.000:1
    • 5th: 0.760:1
    • Reverse: 3.636:1
  • 5 speed Borg Warner (BTR) BT5G (fitted to 1988 SS Group A) Manual Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.953:1
    • 2nd: 1.938:1
    • 3rd: 1.337:1
    • 4th: 1.000:1
    • 5th: 0.728:1
    • Reverse: 3.15:1
  • 4 speed Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.45:1
    • 2nd: 1.45:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • 4th: 0.68:1
    • Reverse: 2.18:1
  • 4 speed Heavy Duty (fitted to Turbo) Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.45:1
    • 2nd: 1.45:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • 4th: 0.68:1
    • Reverse: 2.182:1
  • 3 speed TriMatic (fitted to V8) Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • 3 speed M40 TriMatic (fitted to SV88) Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • Clutch:
    • GMH Single dry plate beleville diaphram spring actuation type
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • L6: 3.45:1
    • L6 Turbo: 3.45:1
    • V8: 3.08:1
    • 1988 SS Group A: 3.08:1
    • SV88: 3.08:1
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • Commodore Executive 3.0 litre four speed automatic transmission:
      • 1st: 81 km/h
      • 2nd: 136 km/h
      • 3rd: 171 km/h
      • 4th: 175 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 11.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.8 seconds
    • Commodore Berlina 3.0 litre five speed manual transmission:
      • 1st: 62 km/h
      • 2nd: 107 km/h
      • 3rd: 157 km/h
      • 4th: 186 km/h
      • 5th: 187 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 9.2 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.7 seconds
    • Commodore Berlina 3.0 litre Turbo five speed manual transmission:
      • 1st: 53 km/h
      • 2nd: 91 km/h
      • 3rd: 139 km/h
      • 4th: 190 km/h
      • 5th: 223 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 7.6 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 15.6 seconds
    • Calais 3.0 litre Turbo five speed manual transmission:
      • 1st: 54 km/h
      • 2nd: 94 km/h
      • 3rd: 143 km/h
      • 4th: 195 km/h
      • 5th: 218 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 7.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 15.5 seconds
    • Calais 5.0 V8 3 speed TriMatic automatic transmission:
      • 1st: 92 km/h
      • 2nd: 145 km/h
      • 3rd: 196 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 9.5 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.9 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent MacPherson strut, progressive rate coil springs, wet sleeve shocks, stabiliser bar.
      • Sports Suspension (FE2): Linear rate front springs, revised spring and shock rates. Increased stabiliser bar diameter
      • Country Pack: Revised spring and shock rate, revised stabiliser bar diameter, increased ground clearance, engine sump guard
    • Rear: Live axle. Hypoid differential on six cylinder, Salisbury on V8's. Trailing arm with 5 link location, panhard rod, progressive rate coil springs, double acting telescopic shocks, stabiliser bar
      • Sports Suspension (FE2): Revised progressive rate rear springs, gas pressure shocks. Increased stabiliser bar diameter. Fuel tank guard
      • Country Pack: Revised spring rate, larger shock absorbers, revised stabiliser bar diameter, increased ground clearance
  • Steering:
    • SL: Variable ratio Rack and Pinion
    • Executive, Berlina and Calais: Power hydraulically assisted Rack and Pinion
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 271mm vented disc with single piston, sliding head and lightweight caliper
    • Rear:
      • SL, Executive: 230mm self-adjusting leading trailing shoe drum
      • Berlina, Calais, SS and SV88: 277mm solid disc, fitted with light weight caliper
  • Wheels:
    • Commodore SL, Executive, Berlina Powertech 6 EI: 6.00JJ x 14 ventilated pressed steel wheels
    • Commodore SL, Executive, Berlina Powertech 6 EI Turbo: 6.00JJ x 15 ventilated pressed steel wheels
    • Holden Calais: Styled cast alloy 6.00JJ x 15
  • Tyres:
    • Commodore SL, Executive, Berlina Powertech 6 EI: P185/75 HR-14 steel belted radials
    • Commodore SL, Executive, Berlina Powertech 6 EI Turbo and all Calais: P205/60H15 HR-15-SL low profile steel belted radials



      VL Commodore
      Truly World Class

      (circa 1986)

      The time has come to re-shape the future of Australian motoring. With sleek styling and an all new alloy-head six with standard electronic fuel injection delivering 33% more power and even better fuel economy, a new four speed overdrive automatic or five speed manual transmission, this is the new Holden Commodore, and everything about it is truly "World Class".

      In the spacious interior there's new instrumentation and controls, new seating and an even higher level of refinement, and whisper quiet ride. The performance is smooth and effortless, with Radial Tuned Suspension providing road-holding and sheer drivability unmatched by any car in this class. The time has come for you to drive the new world class Holden Commodore, at your Holden dealer, now.

VL Commodore Option, Trim and Paint Codes

Category
Code
Trim / Detail / Options
A
AA2
FULL TINT WINDSHIELD
A
AA3
TINTED WINDOWS - VK EXPORT
A
AF9
FRONT BUCKET SEATS INDUSTRY DESIGN FROM 17 OCT 1987
A
AH2
WINDSHEILD TOUGHENED GLASS - EXPORT
A
AQ9
RECLINING FRONT BUCKET SEATS UP TO 16 OCT 1987
A

AR9

RECLINING FRONT BUCKET SEATS - EUROPEAN STYLE
A
AU3
CENTRAL LOCKING
A
A01
TINTED WINDOWS
A
A31
POWER WINDOWS
A
A48
SEAT BELTS DELETED - EXPORT
A

A8B

TRINIDAD VEHICLE PACKAGE
A
A8Q
EXECUTIVE PACK - LFI ML4
A
A8R
EXECUTIVE PACK - LW5 MS1
A

A8S

EXECUTIVE PACK - LV2 M40
A
A8T
EXECUTIVE PACK - LC6 ML4 N40 A01 EXPORT
A
A8U
COBRA ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM - CALAIS
A
A9L
HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE EQUIPTMENT - LV2
A
A9Q
DEALER MARKETING GROUP PACK - MAY 88 EXEC
A
A9U
BERLINA WITH CALAIS FRONT END - EXPORT
A
A95
FRONT BUCKET SEATS - GROUP A SS
B
BT1
NATIONAL POLICE PACKAGE
B
B57
ORNAMENTATION PACKAGE - EXPORT
C
C41
HEATER AND DEMISTER - EXPORT
C
C58
BLOWN VENTILATION NON HEATED
C
C60
AIR CONDITIONER MANUAL CONTROL
C
C66
AIR CONDITIONER PREPATORY EQIPMENT - EXPORT
C
C95
DOME AND READING LAMP - A9Y BT1 V9S XX3 XX4
D
DG2
EXTERNAL ELECTRIC MIRROR LH AND RH
D
DO6
FRONT CONSOLE ARMREST
D
D94
SINGLE TONE TOUCH UP PAINT
E

E28

ASSIST HANDLES 1 FRONT AND 2 REAR
F
FE2
PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION EQUIPMENT
G
GM3
AXLE RATIO 3.45:1 - 3.0 LTR
G
GN9
AXLE RATIO 4.11:1 - 2.0 LTR
G
GU4
AXLE RATIO 3.08:1 - 5.0 LTR
G
G73
HEAVY DUTY AXLE - LFI AND BT1
G
G80
LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (LSD)
J
JM8
REAR DISC BRAKES
K
K30
CRUISE CONTROL
K
K69
IGNITION KEY - 3 KEY SET
K
K72
DELETE EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROLS - EXPORT
K
K75
DELETE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL - EXPORT
L
LB9
V8 ENGINE 4.9LTR PFI
L
LC6
L6 ENGINE 2.0LTR PFI
L
LFI
L6 ENGINE 3.0LTR EFI
L
LV2
V8 ENGINE 4.9LTR HIGH COMP
L
LW5
L6 ENGINE 3.0LTR EFI TURBOCHARGED
M
ME7
5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 3.59:1 FIRST GEAR - 2.0LTR
M
MF5
5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 3.32:1 FIRST GEAR - 3.0LTR
M
ML4
4 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - 3.0LTR
M
MS1
4 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - 3.0LTR TURBO
M
MX7
5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 3.58:1 FIRST GEAR - 3.0LTR TURBO
M
M39
5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION - A9L XV2
M
M40
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TRIMATIC - V8
M

M78

5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 3.06:1 FIRST GEAR - V8
N
ND4
83 LITRE FUEL TANK
N
N05
LOCKING FUEL CAP
N
N30
SINGLE SPOKE STEERING WHEEL - EXPORT
N
N40
POWER STEERING
N
N51
MANUAL STEERING
P
PC1
WHEEL - 6.00JJ BY 14 STEEL - EXC TURBO
P
PF5
WHEEL - 7.00JJ BY 16 ALLOY - A9L XV2
P
PH2
WHEEL - 6.00JJ BY 15 STEEL - 6CYLD TURBO V8
P
PH9
WHEEL - 6.00JJ BY 15 ALLOY
P
PY8
WHEEL - 5.5OJJ BY 14 ALLOY - WAGON
Q
QAG
TYRE 205/65HR14
Q
QB1
TYRE 215/65HR14
Q
QBZ
TYRE 205/55VR16
Q
QEU
TYRE ER70H14
Q
QQL
TYRE 185/75HR14
Q
QQS
TYRE 205/65HR15
Q
QST
TYRE 175SR14
Q
QZM
TYRE 205/70HR15
T
T64
DELETE BATTERY
U
UK5
STEREO RADIO CASETTE PLAYER ELECTRONIC TUNE - XV2 A9Y
U
UL5
DELETE RADIO
U
UN3
STEREO RADIO CASETTE PLAYER ELECTRONIC TUNE
U
UN9
RADIO INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION PACKAGE - V8
U
UX7
4 SPEAKER SYSTEM - XV2 A9Y V5B
U
UO5
DUAL HORNS
U
U11
SPEEDOMETER POLICE
U
U16
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - TACHO
U
U19
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - KILOMETERS/MILES - EXPORT
U
U72
POWER ANTENNA
V
VA1
STANDARD RADIATOR
V
VK6
SIGN HOLDER FRONT - GOVERNMENT
V
VK7
SIGN HOLDER REAR - GOVERNMENT
V
V5B
SERIES 200 - 8VL19
V
V5F
CALAIS INTERIOR UPGRADE - 01/04/1987
V
V5V
ROYALE SPECIAL VEHICLE - 8VL19 - NEW ZEALAND
V
V5W
COUNTRY PACK SUSPENSION
V
V5Z
DELETE SAFETY COMPLIANCE PLATE - EXPORT
V
V6S
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
V
V6T
FLEET ORDERS
V
V7K
C.S.O. EQUIPMENT - KOREA
V
V8C
VICTORIA STATE CODE
V
V8D
TASMANIA STATE CODE
V
V8E
SOUTH AUSTRALIA STATE CODE
V
V8F
WESTERN AUSTRALIA STATE CODE
V
V8G
NOTHERN TERRITORY STATE CODE
V
V8H
QUEENSLAND STATE CODE
V
V8J
NEW SOUTH WALES STATE CODE
V
V8K
ACT STATE CODE
V
V8P x
ACT STATE CODE
V
V9S
INDONESIAN VEHICLE PACKAGE
X
XS3
MANDATORY ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS - EXPORT
X
XT8
LEATHER TRIM
X
XV2
GROUP A SS COMMODORE JANUARY 1988 ONWARDS
X
XW2
SOUTH AFRICAN VEHICLE PACKAGE
X
XW4
COMMODORE VACATIONER
X
XW6
METALLIC PAINT
X
XX3
NEW ZEALAND VEHICLE PACKAGE
X
XX4
THAILAND VEHICLE PACKAGE
X
XX9
PAINT ROAD WHEELS BODY COLOUR
Z
ZZ1
RECOMMENDED AXLE
Z
ZZ3
PERFORMANCE AXLE - A9L
10
10L
ALPINE PAINT (WHITE)
14
14L
AZURE SILVER METALLIC PAINT
15
15I
GREY INTERIOR TRIM
15
15L
ASTEROID METALLIC PAINT (SILVER)
16
16L
SILVERSLATE METALLIC PAINT (MEDIUM GREY)
21
21L
BLUE ICE METALLIC PAINT
22
22L
BLUE HAZE METALLIC PAINT
23
23I
CERULEAN INTERIOR TRIM
23
23L
MARLIN BLUE METALLIC PAINT
24
24L
MORNING BLUE METALLIC PAINT
25
25I
BLUE INTERIOR TRIM
25
25L
MEDIUM BLUE PAINT
27
27L
PACIFIC BLUE METALLIC PAINT
28
28L
IMPERIAL BLUE (EVENING BLUE) PAINT
29
29L
EUCUMBENE BLUE METALLIC PAINT
34
34L
BLUE PAINT
45
45L
ACHERON GREEN METALLIC PAINT
46
46L
EVERGLADE METALLIC PAINT (MEDIUM GREEN)
50
50L
WHITE GOLD METALLIC PAINT
53
53L
PLATINUM GOLD METALLIC PAINT
54
54L
MEDIUM YELLOW PAINT
55
55L
BUTTERNUT PAINT (MEDIUM YELLOW)
60
60L
MINK PAINT (BROWN)
62
62L
KIMBERLEY BRONZE METALLIC PAINT
64
64L
SANDALWOOD PAINT (LIGHT BROWN)
65
65I
SANDALWOOD TRIM
66
66L
MAHOGANY METALLIC PAINT
67
67L
BURNT ORANGE PAINT
70
70L
JACARANDA MIST METALLIC PAINT (LIGHT LAVENDER)
71
71L
OPAL FIRE METALLIC PAINT (RED)
72
72L
CORNICHE METALLIC PAINT (LIGHT COPPER)
73
73L
MEDIUM MULBERRY PAINT (LIGHT RED)
74
74L
VENETIAN RED METALLIC PAINT
75
75I
MADEIRA INTERIOR TRIM
75
75L
MARANELLO PAINT (RED)
76
76L
PERMANENT RED PAINT - A9L
77
77L
MADEIRA METALLIC PAINT (DARK RED)
78
78L
PORT WINE PAINT (DARK RED)
80
80L
TUXEDO BLACK PAINT
81
81L
TIMBER GREEN PAINT
82
82L
POLICE BLUE PAINT
83
83L
YELLOW BLAZE PAINT
89
89L
SPECIAL FLEET COLOURS
1986 Holden Calais
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