View Full Version : The Senator Hunt

26-01-2015, 03:30 PM
This is looking. Any thoughts? http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Special-Vehicles-SV300-2001/SSE-AD-2762357/?Cr=2good

26-01-2015, 03:43 PM
All I can say is wow. If you want something special as a keeper this would have to be worth considering. I wonder if he has all the original parts.

26-01-2015, 04:05 PM
not being totally original gives that element of doubt

26-01-2015, 05:32 PM
If your not just looking for Senators that opens up a w**** heap of other HSVs to consider.

Heres a couple of Senators to kick off this new thread! We will know where to post them when we find them now!

1998 Holden Special Vehicles Senator Signature 220i


2008 Holden Special Vehicles Senator Signature SV08 MY09


26-01-2015, 06:11 PM
This is looking. Any thoughts? http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Holden-Special-Vehicles-SV300-2001/SSE-AD-2762357/?Cr=2good

WOW, owner states it does the 1/4 mile in 5.1 Sec. Beast! lol
I think he is a little confused in a way a true car enthusiast shouldn't be?
Still looks very neat and has low K's. Also remember the C4B does have valve train issues so you'd be hard pressed finding one which hasn't had a cam and valve train change. Other mods listed could easily be reverted back to factory

26-01-2015, 06:30 PM
If that's the same one that was in Kalgoorlie few years ago you don't want it ...

26-01-2015, 06:37 PM
I'm always wary of professional photos. They nearly always make a car look better than it is in the flesh.

The SV300 is a nice car but I thought you were strictly after Senators? If so, the Senator 300 is what you're after, not the SV300.

26-01-2015, 11:03 PM
I am only wanting senators . So obviously the SV300 is different to the senator 300, there doesn't seem to be much difference between them

26-01-2015, 11:10 PM
I like the ve but I've got a ve already . I have the Ve and Vs so need Vp. Vr , VX , Vy, Vz and Vf preferably with under 100,000km
Will leave the Vf till last , I'll mod the Vf tho, want to go old school on it.

26-01-2015, 11:15 PM
There's a skaife in Como ,WA $33,000 with 62,000ks on the clock

26-01-2015, 11:39 PM
I have the Ve and Vs so need Vp. Vr , VX , Vy, Vz and Vf preferably with under 100,000km

Hell mickyinc, great wish list mate. Have you got the garage space yet? I`d say the 451 build saga would have most probably paid for a few of them. Lol. Can`t wait to hear how your beast performs.

26-01-2015, 11:43 PM
2 things may happen tomorrow 1 is fit new crank angle sensor alls good or. 2 it's not good then engine comes out , take crank out, fix reluctor

10-02-2015, 08:50 PM
Is 120 000kms low enough? Bluddy good car and ticks all the boxes


11-02-2015, 04:35 PM
What sort of VZ Senator are you trying to find? Normal or Skaife?

11-02-2015, 10:13 PM
Hes looking for a Skaife

19-04-2015, 12:43 PM
this is very nice http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2003-Hsv-senator-vy-not-clubsport-gts-ss-commodore-vl-vt-vx-vz-ve-vf-/201330807727?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item2ee04053af

09-05-2015, 02:43 AM
shame about the mods, would have grabbed it without them and 129k on the clock

09-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Cam and exhaust?
That's about par for the course. I wouldn't buy a C4B that's this old and still has the stock cam. They're ticking time bombs

09-05-2015, 10:02 AM

Fits the bill ?

09-05-2015, 01:29 PM

Fits the bill ?

Looks to be in good condition.

09-05-2015, 03:35 PM
So you think there's not to many mods? I'd really prefer as least as possible

09-05-2015, 04:09 PM
What modifications ? Wheels , that's easy to swap , brakes well they always need to be replaced for a car that's driven IMO and not hard to return to stock when it needs them next , re spray you can't do much about but if it's done properly then could potentially be better than new anyway.

I think it's perfect for what you want , it could be returned to stock 100% from what I can see , only thing lets it down for its rarity and higher increase in value and collectibility is the auto but that's a minor concern it's not going to devalue over time.
Good luck finding a better low Kay example , I'm sure they will be out there possibly but how long do you wait . They will only keep going up in price.

I guess it comes down to you buying a car that's still basically new all over and doesn't need touching or something that's pristine but needs a little bit of work and money spent to get it back to concourse condition.
I would choose the latter because I like to tinker.

09-05-2015, 04:50 PM
I think he's talking about the SV300 that he linked Daz

09-05-2015, 09:51 PM
God damn it , I go back under my chair sorry.

09-05-2015, 11:27 PM
Lol valid points anyway.
There's also a mint skaife on cars ales $31000 with 73k on the clock.

15-05-2015, 12:56 PM
You should buy that SV300, not hard to get a standard exhaust, standard diff gears, and standard engine internals. If a C4B hasnt had the cam, lifters etc done it will blow up at some stage.

Good point Kal, nothing wrong with having a car that's modified but can be returned back to stock.