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Bo.
03-01-2018, 07:50 AM
Hi, I'm new to the forum and own a VQII 5000i Caprice.
I'm looking for some info on these cars, anyone know what the factory 17" wheel looked like on a 5000i caprice?
I have been trying to contact hsv in melb but no luck.
Also any ideas on how many Caprices were made in the 5000i? they seem to be rare.
TIA

white_lie
03-01-2018, 12:53 PM
Welcome.

The Series 2 would have ran the same 5 spoke that most of the VP range ran at the time. More famous for being on the VR Clubsport.

Not sure you'll find many owners around, you've got a pretty rare car there

Y2Clubby
03-01-2018, 04:05 PM
These were the wheels for the VQII Caprice

https://preview.ibb.co/g2dSxG/25663359393_43fdc482ae_b.jpg (https://ibb.co/mAHy4w)

white_lie
03-01-2018, 04:10 PM
I thought the Series 1 got the 16" Family wheel and Series 2 were like below (although that's an SV93)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180103/c7e9b44e7cac17f516bc357bdc5dcdfc.jpg

Y2Clubby
03-01-2018, 05:45 PM
A mate of mine had the VQII Caprice and his were the same as the one I posted above. But they could've been swapped before he bought it. The 17" rims in the pic of the sv93 were very popular. I had a set on my VK. Bloody expensive back then too.

Bo.
03-01-2018, 08:55 PM
I thought that may be the wheel, same as vp gts.
Will try to hunt a set down.
I currently have a set of sv5000 wheels on it which are similar to the one’s in the first pic but have a different cap.
The sv5000 wheel was what was in the boot as a spare when i bought it, the car had aftermarket 18s on it.

white_lie
03-01-2018, 10:28 PM
The Family (SV5000) wheel is the right spare for the time, they all ran with a yellow one of those

HSVGTS125
04-01-2018, 08:18 AM
VQ11 had the 16" family wheel standard (16x eight) and 17" 5 spoke as an option. Yours look like 16x7
Is it actually a 5000i or an enhanced model?

Bo.
04-01-2018, 08:34 AM
these wheels arnt the original wheels, they are the same as the spare but the tyre placard only lists the 17" option. I bought these wheels because I hated the 18's that were on it.
its a 5000i by the hsv tag and it authenticated when I put the vin in on the hsv website.
I found the build sheet under the carpet and it says 5000i caprice

HSVGTS125
04-01-2018, 08:37 AM
Nice.
OK, if it was optioned with 17" wheels it had the same as the VP GTS etc. HSV didn't have any other 17 at the time

Bo.
04-01-2018, 08:42 AM
one thing that confuses me is it doesn't have the dash badge with build no (only caprice badge) and no 5000i decals or hsv decals on front gaurds.
were these items optional? its a very original car still original paint, exhaust, suspension etc

HSVGTS125
04-01-2018, 08:45 AM
Whats the build number mate

Bo.
04-01-2018, 08:46 AM
Whats the build number mate

its number 83

HSVGTS125
04-01-2018, 09:36 AM
Being a Caprice 5000i i don't think it had a separate dash tag because the model was mostly Statesman based. Wouldnt be surprised if its the only 1.
As for decals, owner probably removed them or ordered it without them.

Bo.
04-01-2018, 10:00 AM
Thanks for you info.
I will keep trying to contact hsv to see if they can give me any more info.
Cheers

hsvwgn
04-01-2018, 03:28 PM
Hi Bo
The 5000i will have a 'VE' Engine Number Prefix, does yours?

Bo.
04-01-2018, 04:10 PM
Yes it does, starts in CVE

hsvwgn
04-01-2018, 05:53 PM
Yes it does, starts in CVE

Nice, that confirms that it is a Caprice 5000i with the 200Kw engine (Red Engine) anyways.

Bo.
04-01-2018, 06:09 PM
http://i825.photobucket.com/albums/zz175/boherman/37532157-762A-4062-B89A-141EA1FF3A17_zpswvieo5kx.jpg
Nice, that confirms that it is a Caprice 5000i with the 200Kw engine (Red Engine) anyways.
Yep, it has the red covers with the 5000i tag

Bo.
10-01-2018, 06:39 PM
So I finally spoke to someone at HSV and got a screenshot of what they had on file :)

Also found a set of the oe 17x8 sport wheels (VP GTS).

http://i825.photobucket.com/albums/zz175/boherman/hsv%20auth_zpsbg3pzwpx.png

white_lie
10-01-2018, 09:16 PM
Very good!

Bo.
28-01-2018, 05:02 PM
Does anyone have any idea how I can find out how many of the 90 VQ series 2 5000i statesmans were caprices?
I know there were 81 built plus 9 5th anniversary.
I have never seen another series 2 caprice.
Tia

sime
12-03-2018, 10:18 AM
Does anyone have any idea how I can find out how many of the 90 VQ series 2 5000i statesmans were caprices?
I know there were 81 built plus 9 5th anniversary.
I have never seen another series 2 caprice.
Tia

Hi Tia,

I have seen two other 5000i Caprice's. One is the same green colour as the SV5000's and had the optional polished 5000i / sv90 wheels with black painted inserts (It was a series two) and another one was blue and it had the SV90 front guard flare's (I think this was a series 1). I personally have a 5000i Statesman build 22.