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AUSSIE GM HOT CAR HISTORY "HOLDEN / COMMODORE WAGONS" V8 & more

Australia's favourite car the General Motors Holden station wagon. A history in pictures. FJ to VE models. Remixed soundtrack.


 


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Car Chassis: " No Ghosts" 1935 Chevrolet Division General Motors; GM's YK Automobile Frame
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