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PostSubject: Senator Die Cast   Wed 22 Feb 2017, 6:47 am

Diecast upgrade. Some minor tidying up to do, but it's 99% there. It's not top shelf fodder, but I can live with it. And it's another Opel in 1/25.
I just wish someone would do some Vauxhalls!



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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Wed 22 Feb 2017, 2:07 pm

Fine looking upgrade, Chris. That's a great way to add hard to find models to your collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Wed 22 Feb 2017, 8:21 pm

I remember them well, they were RHD Opels in Ireland too.

Did you get a Holden version?
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Wed 22 Feb 2017, 10:53 pm

dublin boy wrote:
I remember them well, they were RHD Opels in Ireland too.

Did you get a Holden version?

Indeed we did. Local power train, with 4,6 or 8 cylinders. My wagon is based on the 3rd generation Opel.
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Wed 22 Feb 2017, 11:45 pm

They went well enough with a 180 hp straight six!

I believe you had the next generation Senators and then the Omegas, the shell looked identical to our versions, but was actually a few inches wider?
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 2:38 am

Great result, classy and I like the green a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 4:35 am

dublin boy wrote:
They went well enough with a 180 hp straight six!

I believe you had the next generation Senators and then the Omegas, the shell looked identical to our versions, but was actually a few inches wider?
Yes, Shay. The VN Commodore of 1988 was widened over its Opel ancestor, ditto for the VT Commodore of 1998.
The last one will come off the assembly line later this year. They're going out with a bang, you can option up to
north of 400 KW if your pockets are deep enough,
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 9:12 am

Great result Chris. 
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 1:16 pm

Nice restore and some real clean foil work .

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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 6:27 pm

I was reading an old English car mag this morning and found this gem.

When the second gen 24v straight 6 Senator went out of production, the UK traffic cops were given 3.0 V6 Omegas, they preferred the old ones, so the old shape production line was temporarily opened back up just for the boys in blue, apparantly another 300 were produced.

Useless information really
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PostSubject: Re: Senator Die Cast   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 3:06 pm

Very attractive to the eye.
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