Jet Powered Death Wish: 1991 Holden Commodore

Earlier this year I had the good fortune to visit the land down under for a business trip and I can tell you it was a magical place.  The scenery was otherworldly and the cars were also from another dimension…but this next car is not just another fast saloon car, its a bloody ripper. If you don’t want a car that requires a checklist to get going in the morning or could give you third degree burns if you turn left quickly…you probably should look elsewhere.  Find this 1991ish Holden Commodore Jet Car here on ebay currently bidding for $10,000 AUD ($7,853 USD) located in Enfield, South Australia with 1 day to go. Tip from Lars W.

We’ve all thought about building a jet powered super sedan, but haven’t had the time, money, or jet engine to make it happen.  The builder of this thing took a Holden Commodore and shoved a Rolls Royce Bristol Siddeley Viper 201 turbo jet right up its keister.  The project is, naturally, unfinished — you’ll need paint, body work, and first aid skills.  And an understanding of jet engines can’t hurt either.

From the seller:

For sale is a Jet powered VN/VP Commodore project race car. Serious buyers only Please.

The Jet engine is fully operational and has been test run several times in the car.

The engine is a  Rolls Royce Bristol siddeley Viper 201 turbojet.

Rolls Royce Vipers were used in several variants in many aircraft.

The Thrust output of the engine is 2,800 pounds, which is equivalent to over 3000 Hp.

The standard jet pipe is on the engine however some of parts to assemble an afterburner will be included. An afterburner will increase the output to over 5000 Pounds of thrust.

Its an unfinished project, all it needs is paint and other body work as required, and a  Roll cage and any other safety equipment as necessary.

The body is straight and rust free.

The engine is in complete good running condition, includes Starter motor, Igniter box, all instrumentation, EGT, Percent rpm Gauge (analog and digital), oil pressure gauge, etc.

It can be started for a demonstration or viewed for serious buyers by appointment before the end of the auction.

Full engine start, run and shutdown procedures will be given.

It is located in Adelaide you will need to arrange pickup or freight.

This is the real deal, and is a rare and unique opportunity to own a real jet powered car.

The fuel tank holds 100 liters of JET-A1 fuel. It could also run on diesel or kerosene.

It can not be registered or driven on public roads. It is racing or exhibition use only.

The buyer will need to determine suitability to run at a particular track or location.


See a better way to drive a jet?