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Umm VK BT1 Interceptor, Can you help me well identify what it means, Bloke on EBAY reckons its an Original VK BT1 but i'm not so sure, the cars white with a brown interior and a 6 Cylinder engine. If you can tell me what the code's mean that'd be great. Also is there any ways of picking that the cars a BT1? (Trims etc.)

BTW to the guy's who remember me as a prick, i hope i can make a mense.

Model: VK8VK19-BT1
Body: 963801M
Trim: 3038-64X
Paint: 1J052-D
Built: SEP 85
Eng: L14 Trans: M40 Axle GU5

Also just wondering is it the same with the VK's where you have the little slim tag, Is it like the HQ's - WB's and includes part of the Body number?

Cheers
Mitchell

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Is the police pak.
Later models had FE2 suspension listed on the compliance plate as well.
These were basically SS running gear, so a 6cyl would be stock, just a GD car (General Duties).
The Highway Patrol cars were in some cases as good asBrocks.
VZ onwards had 'POLICE' on the compliance plates.
There is from memory, no special interior, yours would likely only have the FE2 suspension upgrade..

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Cheers
John
:o)

Dislike me for who I am you may, like me for whom I'm not, you never will...
MY SHED

Be careful, inspect it carefully as those guys don't treat the cars like they are their own person property. They are used in pursuits, involved in collisions and driven through debris and bushland when required. But on the plus side they would have been retired and sold on with a lot lower KM driven than cars sold on from todays fleets.

Has anyone here owned a BT1?

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Long time looker, first time owner.
(1979 HZ)

I bought a crap box VN years ago, mainly because it had a new alternator and a few other new parts, and I got it for $300 delivered to my door.
When the owner dropped it off, they told me someone had told them at some stage that it was a cop car, I said "ok" and said good bye.
10 minutes later I took it for a drive up the road to test it out, got to the end of the street and chucked a u turn.
I planted the foot when I had straightened to test it out and the back of the car tried to overtake the front.
Got home, popped the bonnet, and sure enough, BT1.
Had slippery, different auto(more clutches), twin horns, map lights and map pockets, trans cooler, stronger cop rims, bash plates.
Just a pity that they do not leave the cop computers in when they sell them.

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Cheers
John
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My girlfreind owns a 1997 V6 VS BT1 Commy. Not a bad car actually

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If it starts knocking.... Turn the stereo UP!!
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My Shed

I bought a VL Calais years ago, $15 K the bloke that sold it to me said it was an ex Adelaide police car, driven by some high ranking OINKER! Yes it was a Calais, Duck Egg Blue, Turbo, holes drilled in the dash (radio equipment wiring placement?) Anyway it was the fastest car Ive ever owned, FE-2 suspension big brakes I would love to still have it!

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TELL SOMEONE WHO CARES

cop cars are great they have character :) is there really such a thing as an unthrashed not ex-stolen early model commodore?? we have the technology to rebuild nowadays yeh?

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Hi I'm currently building a vk group A/group 3 replica and i have the 304 that come out of my parents old vk bt1 and was wondering if the bt1 run any engine components of the group A engine, Brock manifold and Brock push rods etc or did they just come with upgraded suspension and bash plates
Any info on the bt1 compared to group A would b great
Thanks mark

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Hi, I've owned a VK V8 BT1 for around 20 years. It came from Canberra and was built in Adelaide. These cars are exactly the same as the Brock SS VK Blue Meanie but without the tough stickers (stickers are different but you don't get to keep them) or the interior and wheels. They are an SL and I believe Brock was getting his doner cars for the SS straight of Holden's BT1 line.

These cars (if you get the right one) have:
Running gear:
235 x 14 x 70 tires on steel pepper pot wheels.
Discs all round 278 up front
1" (25.4mm) master cylinder and double diaphragm. Good pedal feel and stops a lot better than the 6 cylinder models.
A large Salisbury 2 spider LSD rear end (This will take the 4 spider VL LSD and now the Harrop Eaton True Track!
FE2 suspension (this is standard springs but set in shortened strut towers up front. Lowers the car about 30mm approximately.
Larger front sway bay and No rear sway bar.
No power steering (really heavy, can't handle very much caster).
Engine:
Normal VK's start with a VT engine number BT1 have a VG prefix which indicates a V7X.
The block has the same webbing as the later VN blocks.
Connecting rods are Group A (have an X stamped just above the big end).
Some have the big valve heads.
Manifold is a Group A
Carburetor is a standard Quadrajet but it has been blue printed and larger jets installed.
Brock style cool air induction (snorkel squeezed between the radiator and the head light.
HEI distributor is blue printed.
Fly wheel is lightened.
Heavy duty alternator.
Gearbox:
Aussie M21 close ratio with a 2.54:1 First gear.

Interior:
Vinyl Door trims with rear arm rests on the rear as well as the front doors.
Calais interior center light with Map reading lights built in.
Speedo calibrated in 2 km/h increments.
Air Conditioning.
Headlights were upgraded with stronger bulbs and the best tale tale of all for the BT1 V8 was the little bracket welded to the boot lip directly above the spare wheel well. This was there to hold the top of the 235 wide spare tire out as it wouldn't fit under the inner rear quarter. They often break off after time (mine did).

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I’ve owned a VK BT1 since 2000 that I built as a Group A rep back then. I recently met the guy that imported it to NZ in 87 and he reckoned he met PB at a conference soon after. He said Brock remembered the car coming through his hands. It was a green auto with most of the features mentioned above. One thing I’m unsure of is a 3 digit build number stamped on the ID tag, also a Tag on the dash with the same 3 numbers (looks the same as VL Group A tag) and it’s quite old in appearance. I’m told the VL Group A with this build number is still around and has its tag so either it’s a knock off tag and someone’s stamped it to match? or there’s more to the story which I’m interested to find out? I know it ain’t a Brock and I’m not pretending it is.. just curious on a bit more info.. Thanks in advance

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