Holden Statesman VS Series II was the epitome of 1990s luxury Australian motoring
The 90s were an interesting time for Holden and Ford. Their Statesman and Fairlane were long-base versions of their Commodore and Falcon models, but boasted more regal styling, lots of fake woodgrain, velour, ruffled leather and all the luxury goodies you could hope for in the mid to late 1990s.
The Holden Statesman VS Series II was one of these cars. It looked and felt more expensive than the Commodore on which it was based and many people would cross-shop the Statesman against the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar and of course its arch enemy of the time, the Ford Fairlane.
The Holden Statesman VS Series II was a particularly notable model because it debuted the supercharged version of Holden’s 3.8 litre V6, or you could’ve had the good old 5.0 litre V8.