Jan 31, 2021

Record bids for exceptional Holdens

Record bids for exceptional Holdens The 2017 GTSR W1 Maloo Ute fetched more than $1 million at auction.

This 2017 GTSR W1 Maloo Ute has broken the record for Australia’s most expensive road registerable muscle car, selling under the hammer for $1,050,000.

“There were three bidders that bid over $1,000,000 on the Maloo Ute with two of them being Holden enthusiasts,” Lloyds Auctions chief executive officer Lee Hames said.

“However the winning bidder is a group specialising in raffling off unique cars, so I don’t think it will be the last time we see this car.”

The weekend auction also saw Australia’s very last serial numbered Holden sold for $750,000.

“What an incredible auction to experience we are very humbled to have auctioned both of these iconic cars breaking Australian records,” Mr Hames said.

Since Holden closed, being the last manufacturer to stop producing cars in Australia, Mr Hames said there had been an ever-increasing race to capture Holden vehicles and the nostalgia that went with them.

“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,” he said.

The last Holden to come off the production line in Australia sold for $750,000 to an avid Holden collector on the east coast.