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Our friends at How Bourgeois have the scoop for us of what would appear to be a Holden Commodore SS-V with manny plates sitting kiddie corner to the rear-end of the swank Townsend Hotel. That seems to beg the question β€” what's this bit of Aussie metal with super hoonage potential doing in the middle of downtown Birmingham? Suggested answers to said question involve either the Birmingham-based editor of a certain publication with the name of an always Winding Road doing some road reviews β€” or maybe it's the easiest and cheapest way to get some cool-weather testing done of the Pontiac G8. Anyone else have any better ideas?

HB Ride Spotting: Holden Commodore SS V-Series [How Bourgeois]

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