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Special Holdens, classic Ford up for grabs


Some of the best examples of Australian car manufacturing are up for grabs with three rare late model Holdens and a classic Ford going under the hammer.

The Holden Special Vehicles have been hidden away since production.

A factory special 2020 Chevrolet HSV ZL1 Camaro, a 2017 HSV GTSR W1 and the HSV Colorado V8 Sports Cat, were used for testing and driven privately by the HSV team after being built.

“We are honoured to be auctioning possibly some of the rarest HSVs in existence,” Chief Operating Officer of Lloyds Auctions Lee Hames said.

“We have had high levels of interest on all of these vehicles and are excited to see how they perform on auction day.”

The 2020 HSV ZL Chevrolet Camaro is build number 40 and the only one in the world fitted with scissor-style doors direct from the factory.

The 2017 HSV GTSR W1 is one of the most and powerful vehicles HSV produced and is build number nine.

It was also the first car Holden painted in the colour “son of a gun grey” and has just 158 kilometres on the clock.

The third Holden is the 2016 V8 Sports Cat Colorado, the last car to be plated by HSV and the last through the company’s engineering centre.

Online bidding for the Colorado had already reached $180,000 on Friday while bidding for the GTSR W1 had hit $235,000 and for the Camaro more than $125,000.

Also up for auction on Saturday is a 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT which has spent the past 36 years on blocks hidden in a barn.

It’s had one owner and has about 160,000 kilometres on the clock.

“This vehicle is in completely original condition and is a once in a lifetime barn find for all Aussie muscle car enthusiasts,” Mr Hames said.

Bidding on Friday had reached $185,000.



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