1984 HDK VK Group 3

Work Carried Out

Like all Australian muscle cars that have being stored for several years, this Peter Brock HDT Group 3 came into Finest Restorations to restore it to its former glory. The brief was to do whatever was required to get the vehicle looking as it would have once it left the showroom in 1984, After a detailed discussion taking place with the owner the go-ahead was given to work our magic this included, A close door respray in 2pac matching factory peel and gloss level and also included painting engine bay and underneath bonnet in factory acrylic paint to represent factory GMH level.

The final stage was to Buff and Ceramic Coat the vehicle to protect the paintwork and give it a flawless finish leaving the Finest Restorations workshop just as it would have looked leaving HDT when new.

Vehicle Specs

Make – HDT VK Group 3
Year – 1984
Colour – Alabaster White
Engine – 308
Gearbox – T5G 5 speed Manual

History of the VK Group A

With most customers choosing the full house Group 3 in the VH Model, the Group 1 and Group 2 names were dropped and only the Group 3 remained. Like it’s predecessor, the VK Group 3 was a very desirable car with a high level of specification. The new bumpers allowed a new styling arrangement which saw a deeper front air dam and rear bar, but the fly through rear deck spoiler was gone and in it’s place was a more subtle item hanging off the back of the boot. The bonnet bulge and wind splitters remained, but this time were only an option.

The new 16 inch Aero’s with their flush fitting covers were standard as was the long range tank and M21 4 speed. Power was a healthy 177kw’s. and passed down to the 3.08 LSD differential. The interior featured the full spec berlina dash which featured all the necessary gauges, while the interior trim also came in for considerable attention.

Scheel seats were fitted as standard and offered great support for the driver. The velour and Herringbone trim was carried over into the door trims and rear headreats were also fitted as standard.

When the Series II was introduced, the engine capacity had changed to 4987cc due to the changes required to the V8 for homologation and racing purposes, but the cars also featured the Group A’s more rounded grille, a deeper front bar and a graphic equaliser mounted in the centre console.

Other subtle differences included replacing the SS sticker at the front with a small HDT badge and the change to the slide type door locks.

The group 3 was a very desirable car of which approximately 200 were built, with the majority of those being white