Jan 27, 2021

History-making Holden up for auction

History-making Holden up for auction

The very last Holden to roll off the manufacturing line in Australia is going under the hammer this weekend, with bids expected to reach half a million dollars.

“We are very excited to offer the very last Holden ever framed, stamped and painted in Australia,” Lloyds Auctions chief operations officer Lee Hames said.

The 2017 Holden VF Series II SSV Redline, a piece of Australian automotive history, goes to auction with just 102km on the odometer.

While Mr Hames said the interest in this car had been phenomenal, another offering listed for sale this weekend is expected to draw a higher price.

The W1 GTSR Maloo Ute was a secret project built to celebrate two Australian icons the first being Holden and the second being a classic Aussie ute, he said.

“This is arguably one of Australia’s most collectable muscle cars and it’s one of only four ever built,” Mr Hames said.

Lloyds said today that the current bid for the Maloo ute was sitting at $1,050,000. (Its website showed bids for the final Holden produced in Australia had reached $118,500 at the same time).

“We have seen a huge demand for Holden vehicles particularly HSV since the closure of Holden and we encourage anyone who might be looking to sell their vehicle to give us a call right now,” Mr Hames said.