Iconic Holden muscle cars that fetch a whopping $ 1 MILLION at auction – here’s why they’re worth more than Ferraris
- Two vintage Holdens can be sold at auction for $ 1 million this Saturday
- Auction is offering a 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw with bids currently running at $ 220,000
- Also featured is a 1990 Holden VN Group with a current price tag of $ 185,000
- The 1988 model has only 1,400 km on the odometer, while the 1990 car has 182 km
A pair of vintage Holdens will be picked up for $ 1 million at an upcoming record-breaking auction.
The 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS Group A currently has a bid of $ 220,000, while the 1990 Holden Commodore VN SS Group A has $ 185,000.
With just over a week to the auction on April 24, both classics presented by Lloyds Auctions are expected to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Notable features of the two Holdens are that the 1988 model has covered just 1,400 km, while the Holden VN has astonishingly covered just 182 km.
A pair of vintage Holdens will be sold for $ 1 million at an upcoming record-breaking auction (photo 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS Group A)
With just over a week until auction on April 24, both classics presented by Lloyds Auctions are expected to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars (photo 1990 Holden VN Group A SS Build)
Lloyds says the Holden Walkinshaw is in completely original condition and is “arguably the most collectible VL Walkinshaw SS Group A” in Australia.
Meanwhile, the Holden VN was one of only 302 models made and is believed to be one of the lowest kilometer VN SS models in Australia.
Lee Hames, Lloyds chief operations officer, said vintage Holdens’ values had taken off recently and he expected the Holden UN to be highly controversial at the auction.
“ Who knows what these cars will sell for, they get well into six figures due to their limited build and extremely low mileage, but we have to remember the effect of the Holden shutdown in Australia, where we’ve seen a record trend ever since. they’re closed, ”said Mr. Hames.
He said potential buyers wanted to tick boxes like heritage, rarity, and desirability.
Notable features of the two Holdens are that the 1988 model (pictured) has only 1,400km under its belt, while the Holden VN has astonishingly covered just 182km.
The auction will start next Saturday at noon and will include an additional 120 cars from Europe, Australia and the US
“The UN Commodore SS Group A being auctioned ticks all those boxes,” said Mr. Hames.
The auction will start next Saturday at noon and will include an additional 120 cars from Europe, Australia and the US.
Earlier this year, one of the last Holden Commodores to be produced in Adelaide was sold at auction with a top bid of $ 750,000.
The VF Series II SSV Redline sedan was given the vehicle’s final serial number and was the last to tour the body and paint shops of the company’s Elizabeth factory, which closed in 2017.
However, parent group General Motors still owns an identical Commodore that bears the ceremonial title of the ‘last car’ produced by Holden in Australia.
In the online auction that closed Saturday, bids for the car that were up for grabs rose from less than $ 300,000 to $ 750,000 in the last hour, well above its original sale price of about $ 65,000.
According to information from Lloyds Auctions, the car had been purchased by a former employer of Holden who had worked at the company for fourteen years in several senior positions.
The Holden VF Series II SSV Redline sedan commodore (pictured above) sold for $ 750,000 at a recent auction