Door exterior pull handles are plastic on these cars. The Caprice PPV handles are finished in a rough-surface no-gloss black, and, assuming they are the same fit/form/function for VF--which is likely--might be the better choice to use for refinishing to your chosen body color as opposed to buying VF handles, unless they're offered in a kit.
It will be possible to find some PPV handles as take-offs in the Caprice owners community--I know I plan to change mine at some point, and I'd offer them up for an SS owner who wanted to do a color handle mod--it would be cheaper than getting the parts individually from Oz, even though there would be some added prep work prior to painting to get a smooth finish on the PPV handles.
The other option is to look at the G8 accessory handles, which are chrome in the grip area, with body color on the flat exterior surface--a bit less intrusive compared to the chromed surface appearance on the pre-production SS.
Then again, if enough "noise" is made in the right place, the final SS specs might be steered to full-painted handles in body color, like the VF Holden, but don't expect it as an option--it will be one or the other.
The G8 paint/chrome accessory handle kits, if still available, are listed as follows--$205 list price:
Heron White (11U) 92215791
Evoke (18U) 92215792 (dark gray metallic)
K-Pow (25U) 92215793
Sting (62U) 92215794
Ignition (77U) 92215795
Black (80U) 92215796 (metallic)
Only a few of the same colors are being spec'd for SS, possibly only Heron White and black (Phantom Black?).
SS colors to be offered:
- Red Hot 2
- Phantom Black
- Silver Ice
- Mystic Green
- Heron White