After the VC HDT, the next main production model for HDT was the VH “Group” of cars which were now offered in 3 levels of specification, with the Group 1 being the base model, followed by the Group 2 which featured a few additional modifications over the Group 1 and the full house Group 3 which was also available with the 5 litre engine.
Based on Holden’s “SS” Commodore, the VH Group 1 featured dash identification, high capacity air cleaner with chrome lid, modified suspension, heavy duty master cylinder, 70 Series Uniroyal tyres, sports steering wheel and gearknob.
There was no body or engine modofications carried out to the 4.2 litre engine. Wheels were the standard wheels as fitted to the base SS.
Like all vehicles in the VH “Group” of cars, they were initially only available in Maranello Red and later in Alabaster white. Only a small handful of Group 1’s were built as most buyers chose to opt for the full house Group 3.
VEHICLE FACTORY SPECS
4.142 Litre (253 Cubic Inch) Pushrod V8, Overhead valve – 2 valves per cylinder; Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.07 x 77.8; Compression Ratio: 9.2:1; Maximum Power: 100kW @ 4200rpm; Maximum Torque: 269Nm @ 2000rpm.
4 barrel Rochester Carburettor. HDT cold air induction system with chrome lid.
M21 4 Speed
Final Drive: 3.08
Single Dry Plate
Power assisted rack and pinion
Front: Fully independant. Macpherson struts with coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Rear: Live axle located by trailing arms and Panhard rod. Coil springs and anti-roll bar.
Split circuit hydraulic system with power booster.
Front: 281mm Ventilated discs.
Rear: 281mm Discs
WHEELS & TYRES
14 x 6 VH SS Alloy’s
Base Price: $13,385 Options: SS Group 1 modifications $1995.