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  1. #1
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    HSV attached the wrong build plate

    Hi All,

    Today I was slightly bored and started perusing carsales for other HSV30 Senators, just out of interest to see how many were left.

    While doing so, I got a bit of a shock, every one of them which displayed a photo of the build plate, has the 'HSV30' emblem on it. Not only that, the bottom line on all of them says 'option code'

    Who cares you ask? Here's why - My build plate is missing the HSV30 emblem and the bottom line of it says 'HSV accent' instead of 'option code'

    Before anyone asks, it is definitely a HSV30. Built 29/12 and indicated on the sales contract. It has the front guard badges, the sill plates and the HSV30 mats and SV rapier wheels. It's also listed as one on the HSV website authentication section.

    So..HSV has fitted an old, pre HSV30 plate to my car..what do I do now? It may seem like a minor thing, but as fellow HSV people, I'm sure you can all understand the importance of an accurate build plate.

    Sure they can perhaps issue a new plate, but what about the data dots? What about removing the incorrect plate without leaving damage?

    If anyone can tell me how to post a pic, I can show a comparison.

    Any help appreciated, cheers
    Last edited by Senator30; 14-04-2018 at 07:37 PM.

  2. #2
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    Maybe HSV just changed the plate mid run? I doubt its incorrect.
    If it IS wrong i would keep it that way, after all, all the collectable stuff like stamps are the ones printed incorrectly.
    Toy 1 - 1997 Tickford EL GT #068
    Toy 2 - 1998 HSV VS11 at VT Maloo #082
    Toy 3 - 2001 Tickford AU111 XR8 220kw manual
    Toy 4 - 2002 HSV VY Clubsport R8 manual #185


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  3. #3
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    I'm nearly 100% sure HSV have never issued a replacement build plate. I remember someone trying to get one after their car was stolen and it was a no go.

    Speak to Andrew at HSV and see what he has to say. I'd imagine its as above and they've changed it mid run rather than fitted the wrong one

  4. #4
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    No, HSV actually will replace a stolen one. They just wont replace one that had been removed..... weird
    Toy 1 - 1997 Tickford EL GT #068
    Toy 2 - 1998 HSV VS11 at VT Maloo #082
    Toy 3 - 2001 Tickford AU111 XR8 220kw manual
    Toy 4 - 2002 HSV VY Clubsport R8 manual #185


    Daily - HSV VF GTS #1539 Heron White manual

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by white_lie View Post
    I'm nearly 100% sure HSV have never issued a replacement build plate. I remember someone trying to get one after their car was stolen and it was a no go.

    Speak to Andrew at HSV and see what he has to say. I'd imagine its as above and they've changed it mid run rather than fitted the wrong one
    But that's the thing, in the HSV30 brochures, it says that each car will come with a HSV30 build plate. There is a car on carsales, built two days before mine that has the HSV30 plate. I am convinced this is an error. Why would some HSV30 cars get that plate and not mine?
    Last edited by Senator30; 14-04-2018 at 09:26 PM.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by white_lie View Post
    I'm nearly 100% sure HSV have never issued a replacement build plate. I remember someone trying to get one after their car was stolen and it was a no go.

    Speak to Andrew at HSV and see what he has to say. I'd imagine its as above and they've changed it mid run rather than fitted the wrong one
    Can you PM me his details please mate. My car was built 29/12/17, so nowhere near mid-run

  7. #7
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    all 2017 HSV cars wear 30 badges and have the sill plates etc.
    Senator 30 were $3000 more than a Signature.
    Toy 1 - 1997 Tickford EL GT #068
    Toy 2 - 1998 HSV VS11 at VT Maloo #082
    Toy 3 - 2001 Tickford AU111 XR8 220kw manual
    Toy 4 - 2002 HSV VY Clubsport R8 manual #185


    Daily - HSV VF GTS #1539 Heron White manual

  8. #8
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    I'm convinced it's a error on hsv's part. Similar issues with gtsr's on a couple of occasions that I know of. Ring Andrew and I'm sure he'll make it right.

  9. #9
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    Maybe they ran out of HSV30 plates, mine was built 01/02/17 (build 0006) and has the HSV30 plate.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratsmow View Post
    I'm convinced it's a error on hsv's part. Similar issues with gtsr's on a couple of occasions that I know of. Ring Andrew and I'm sure he'll make it right.
    I agree mate Thankyou. What's Andrew's position and how would I go about contacting him?

    EDIT - Disregard, white_lie has kindly PM'd me
    Last edited by Senator30; 15-04-2018 at 10:18 PM.







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