14 Jul 2021

What could have been: Opel Astra revealed with plug-in hybrid

The old Holden Astra may have blossomed into a neat package with plug-in hybrid technology. Opel has lifted the sheet off its new Astra with plug-in hybrid power, and it’s a tech-packed offering in the popular small car segment. What a shame Holden isn’t around to secure this one although

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29 Jun 2021

Torana A9X up for auction

Genuine GMP&A race shell with low kms may set an auction record. The latest classic Aussie muscle car to surface amid the COVID-induced boom in auction sales is a 1977 Holden LX Torana A9X hatch. Consigned with Lloyds Auctions and going across the block this Saturday, 26 June, the Torana

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09 Jun 2021

Chevrolet C8 Corvette orders officially open in Australia

GMSV confirms that interested buyers can now put down money on a new Chevrolet C8 Corvette. General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) has announced the ordering for the new C8 Corvette is officially open via the GMSV Dealer network across Australia and New Zealand. Chevrolet’s mid-engine supercar is available in Australia

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07 Jun 2021

Bathurst Test Car Torana goes up for auction

Record sale price for Torana GTR XU-1 prompts emergence of another. Burns & Co. Auctions are enjoying a very busy period, with some exceptional results achieved at recent auctions. Their Mother’s Day Classic Car Auction, headlined by the ex-Pete Geoghegan Mustang and ex-Bob Jane Monaro, resulted in a $4 million

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26 May 2021

Brock’s Blue Meanie hits $1m at auction

VK SS Group A originally owned and used by Peter Brock has been with one family since 1985. A 1985 HDT VK Commodore SS Group A ‘Blue Meanie’ is the latest Australian-made car to make $1 million at auction, hitting the magic milestone at a special Grays auction. While all

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19 May 2021

Original LC Torana GTR and Monaro GTS up for auction

Original condition 1968 Bathurst Monaro GTS and ’71 Torana GTR go up for auction. Two iconic Aussie muscle cars are up for auction with prices expected to fly into six figures. Both built locally by Holden within three years of each other, the white 1968 Holden Monaro HK GTS 327

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28 Apr 2021

Holden Special Vehicles collection up for auction

Rare Coupe 4 and VF GTS-R No.1 in six-car group being auctioned by Grays. A sextet of late model HSVs are up for grabs as part of Grays’ latest Classic and Collectable Car Auction. Covering VT through to Gen-F sedans in GTS and GTS-R spec, the collection also includes a

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30 Mar 2021

Holden Stamp Set released by Australia Post

A collectable Holden set you can buy: Australia Post reveals 48/215, EH, HK, HQ and VE in latest Holden-themed set. Australia Post has released a new set of postage stamps devoted to Holden, featuring iconic models from the early and recent days of the brand. Holdens have been the subject

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19 Jan 2021

Buyers “going crazy” for immaculate Aussie muscle car auction

The ultimate collection of Australian muscle cars is going up for auction – one of them has not even gone through the dealer delivery service, and there’s a GT-HO that’s like brand new. Surely at least one of these cars will bust the $1 million mark when the Ultimate Aussie

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18 Jan 2021

Holden Heritage Collection tours Australia

Concepts, milestone production cars, engines and memorabilia to be shared amongst museums around Australia. With Holden’s proving grounds at Lang Lang sold off in September, followed by the closure of the Holden Design Centre in October, the next act in General Motors’ dissolution of the Australian carmaker’s assets took place

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05 Jan 2021

Holden Commodore VT V8 Supercar up for auction

Perkins / Ingall Holden Commodore VT V8 Supercar offered to highest bidder. Australia’s home-grown touring car formula has proved to be a smash-hit across the globe, growing from the ferocious Holden and Ford rivalry which ran for decades. Of all the legends this sport gave us, Larry Perkins is one

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10 Nov 2020

GMSV: America’s most successful vehicles coming to Australia

GMSV launches officially in Australia with a network of over 50 dealers and confirmation of new models to enter the lineup. General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) has officially launched, revealing a network of over 50 dealers nationwide and that there will be plenty of new models to join the Chevrolet

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08 Oct 2020

GM orders Corvette deposits to be refunded in Australia

If you have a deposit down a Corvette, you’ll need to get it back. GM Specialty Vehicles has contacted interested buyers of the new Corvette, issuing a statement that it plans to launch the new Australian brand in fourth-quarter 2020. However, in a turn of events that started since General

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09 Sep 2020

Vietnamese carmaker buys Lang Lang, but GM to test vehicles still

Vietnamese carmaker Vinfast has stumped up to buy the Lang Lang proving ground. Vinfast, a Vietnamese start-up owned by one of the Asian country’s richest men, has purchased the iconic Lang Lang proving ground east of Melbourne, once owned by General Motors Holden and the location for local testing and

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18 Aug 2020

GMSV confirmed along with Corvette

GMSV will launch in Australia Q4 2020, followed by the new Corvette supercar. General Motors has officially confirmed the new General Motors Special Vehicles (GMSV) brand in Australia, which will be run by a former Holden executive. And as first reported by Practical Motoring earlier this year, GMSV will introduce

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