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Rest in peace: Last Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo highway patrol car hands in its stripes
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12th Apr 2021
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Rest in peace: Last Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo highway patrol car hands in its stripes

The Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo has reached the end of its run as a highway patrol car in Australia after almost two decades of service across four generations of Falcons. The final example – a marked sedan attached to Surry Hills highway patrol near the Sydney CBD – handed in its stripes on 31 March 2021 after clocking up 86,156km over four years.
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Joshua Dowling
Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sets new auction record: $1.15 million
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16th Feb 2021
3 min read

Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sets new auction record: $1.15 million

Australians are continuing to pay record money for iconic Fords and Holdens – and experts predict the numbers will continue to climb for the foreseeable future. A fully restored 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III – which, according to The Australian newspaper, was previously owned by a Perth businessman whose investment scheme failed while owing at least $240 million to investors – sold last night for $1.15 million making it the highest price paid for an Australian-built road car.
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Joshua Dowling
What the 2021 Holden Commodore would have looked like
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16th Feb 2021
3 min read

What the 2021 Holden Commodore would have looked like

This is what today's Holden Commodore would have looked like – if the model and the Holden brand hadn't been axed. Opel/Vauxhall, now part of the Peugeot-Citroen group, has introduced in Europe the updated version of the car we knew as a Holden Commodore. We can’t know for certain if Holden would have imported rebadged Insignias if its future was looking a little brighter. But it’s interesting to consider what a 2021 Holden Commodore might have looked like.
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Rob Margeit
Auction bids for 'last' Holden Commodore double in 24 hours to $255,000
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28th Jan 2021
1 min read

Auction bids for 'last' Holden Commodore double in 24 hours to $255,000

The top bid for the ‘last’ Holden Commodore assembled in Australia has more than doubled in less than 24 hours and now sits at $255,000 – with two days remaining before the auction concludes. The status of the vehicle is disputed – officially, the last Holden Commodore to ceremonially roll off the production line was kept by General Motors.
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William Davis
VFACTS 2020: Holden over and out with just 28 sales in December
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6th Jan 2021
3 min read

VFACTS 2020: Holden over and out with just 28 sales in December

Holden reported 16,688 cars as sold in its final year – posting just 28 sales in December 2020 – after US car giant General Motors announced the retirement of the brand in February 2020, ending its 72-year run. The 2020 result represents Holden’s lowest sales tally in 71 years – since 1949, its first full year of manufacturing after producing just 524 cars at the end of 1948, according to historical data unearthed by CarAdvice from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Joshua Dowling