Yet another car to grace the halls of Namikon that has captured the hearts and minds of a generation of car enthusiasts. The ubiquitous Commodore VL Turbo in canary yellow. An ultra-rare site these days despite being produced in large numbers, the only examples to really survive in highly presentable condition tend to be performance models that were the dream cars of yesteryear.
You would have to look long and hard to find a better-presented example than this one, particularly after being treated to Namikon’s Metro Package following a fresh open door respray of solid colour, befitting of the period in which they were produced in, but carrying over all the typical problems associated with this type of paint system into the modern era it now survives and resides in.
The main reason this car ended up in our shop was not because of the abundance of swirl marks permeating the painted surfaces, or the lacklustre texture from the spray job, which are both perfectly adequate reasons to commission the Namikon team, but ultimately it’s contamination prone porous single stage paint that had become rough as 40 grit sandpaper while being stored indoors at a workshop.