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1981 Holden Commodore
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1981 Holden Commodore Pricing and Specs

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The Holden Commodore 1981 prices range from $1,250 for the basic trim level Sedan Commodore SL to $4,070 for the top of the range Sedan Commodore SL/E.

The Holden Commodore 1981 comes in Sedan and Wagon.

The Holden Commodore 1981 is available in Leaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Sedan 2.8L 5 SP Manual to the Sedan 5.0L 3 SP Automatic.

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Holden Commodore Models SPECS PRICE
L 1.9LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,100 – 3,630
L 4.1LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,400 – 4,070
L 3.3LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,200 – 3,850
L 1.9LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,100 – 3,630
L 3.3LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,100 – 3,630
L 4.1LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,200 – 3,850
L 2.8LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,100 – 3,630
SL 1.9LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,400 – 4,070
SL 1.9LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,400 – 4,070
SL/E 5.0LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,400 – 4,070
SL/E 3.3LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $1,800 – 3,080
SL/X 1.9LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $1,250 – 2,200
SL/X 1.9LLeaded Petrol5 speed manual $1,250 – 2,200
Vacationer 3.3LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $1,250 – 2,200
Vacationer 2.8LLeaded Petrol5 speed manual $1,250 – 2,200

Wagon

Holden Commodore Models SPECS PRICE
L 1.9LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,100 – 3,630
L 3.3LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,400 – 4,070
L 4.1LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,400 – 4,070
L 1.9LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,100 – 3,630
L 3.3LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,200 – 3,850
L 2.8LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,100 – 3,630
L 4.1LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,400 – 4,070
SL 3.3LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $1,800 – 3,080
SL 2.8LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $1,250 – 2,200
SL 4.1LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $1,800 – 3,080
SL 4.1LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $1,800 – 3,080
SL 2.8LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $1,250 – 2,200
SL/X 4.1LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,100 – 3,630
SL/X 4.1LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $1,800 – 3,080
Vacationer 3.3LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,400 – 4,070

Holden Commodore 1981 FAQs

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  • Metal makes a Memento

    IT'S hard to say how many are left, but one thing is certain, many have gone to that automotive graveyard in the sky. Given their numbers are thinning it's fair to say they will become collectable, and their value should go up. If you're thinking of buying one as a classic with the potential to increase in value, buy an SL/E.

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  • Salute to the Commodore

    THE V8 SL/E is the most desirable of the VC Commodores so will appeal to enthusiasts, but earlier Commodores are on the cusp of being collectable and values are somewhat depressed. In good condition you could expect $2500-5000, and the value will be determined by the amount of rust. Advertise in classic-car magazines or try an auction house such as Shannons.

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  • Ask Smithy Xtra Fuel for rebuilt VH Commodore

    The VH was built in the days before we had unleaded fuel. In standard form the 202 cubic inch six had a compression ratio of 8.8:1, so it would have been running on the Super fuel of the day. Fitting an aftermarket head is probably going to increase the compression ratio, and you’ve got a sports cam, so I would tend to run it on 98-octane fuel, and it will need an additive like Flashlube of Valve Saver if you don’t have hardened valves and valve seats. If you don’t have those I would recommend you fit them in the rebuild, that way you could use unleaded fuel without an additive.

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