Surprisingly for an Aussie manufacturer, the Holden Gemini wasn't entirely at home on our roughest roads and even though improved on over time by including Radial Tuned Suspension, this was a little car with a big heart. As a collector's item, great. For everyday driving, there are younger, safer choices to make.
Holden Gemini's final model, the SL-X that rolled off production lines in 1986, produces 52.2 kW of power and 117.7 Nm of torque.
Despite even the youngest Gemini now being more than 30 years old, you can choose from a wide range on Gumtree (56 in fact), from those needing some TLC for around $6,000 to models in excellent condition and ready to roll for up to $17,000.
Holden Geminis are not built for towing and most Geminis have a braked towing capacity of 0 kg; the exception being models from after 1985 that have a braked capacity of 500 kg.
Many Holden Geminis still on the market may have been modified by collectors and enthusiasts. In its original form, the 1985 Holden Gemini SL-X has a theoretical top speed of 163 km/hour.