1982 Holden Statesman WB Deville 5.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand
It's a classic
Car is dual fuel, but runs terribly rich, and blows black smoke under throttle on petrol.
Valves worry me a little, and there's a lot of ticking coming from the motor. I use the lead replacement additive, but am not sure exactly how often I should run the car on petrol. I mainly use LPG.
Paint job is a bit dodgy, but interior is very good considering it's 27 years old.
Brakes have started to become really noisy - will be investigating to see if a stone has lodged between the pad and disc, as the brakes shouldn't be worn yet.
It continues to be referred to as "a tank" or "the iron lion". I refer to it as the "old girl".
Cruises well and without the ridiculous rear resonator, the twin pipes sound great. Reckon that a VK Group A system would be better!
Needs a set of wheels and tyres. I have the original De Ville hubcaps at present running Bob Jane All Rounder 215 65 14s.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th March, 2009