Last Aussie-built Holden up for auction; rare Maloo going for more than $1m

Last Aussie-built Holden up for auction; rare Holden bidding at $1 million

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Two Holdens are going under the hammer for big money

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The last Holden off the manufacturing line in Australia is going up for auction this weekend set to fetch $500,000.

It joins another rare Holden already at auction - a rare Maloo ute that's already got bids over $1 million.

Lloyds Auctions chief operations officer Lee Hames said they were excited to offer the last Holden ever framed, stamped and painted in Australia.

The Holden VF Series II SSV Redline built in October to 2017 is the last Holden that holds part of a 70-year Australian Automotive history with just 102 kilometres on the odometer and presenting "in the same original, showroom condition rolling out of Holden", Mr Hames said.

"The interest in this car has been phenomenal, we have had enquiry from collectors, investors and Holden enthusiasts from all over the country, phones are ringing off the hook night and day," he said.

"There are some very passionate Holden enthusiasts and collectors looking to own this special piece of Australian History.

"We start all auctions at $1, there's no precedent for price on this car as it is just so rare, there will never be another last Holden, but it certainly wouldn't surprise us if it achieved a strong six-figure result."

Since Holden closed there has been an ever-increasing race to capture Holden vehicles and the nostalgia that rides 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," Mr Hames said.

One example of this is the W1 Maloo ute also listed in the same auction this weekend.

"This car was a secret project built under the cloak of silence to celebrate two Australian icons. The first being Holden and the second being a classic Aussie ute. This is arguably one of Australia's most collectable muscle cars and its one of only four ever built."

With the current bid sitting at $1,050,000 the iconic Australian ute still has another three days until Australian car enthusiasts around the country find out just what price this highly anticipated car will achieve.

For online bidding click here.

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