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Ford Ranger to replace Holden Colorado on Victoria Police general duties fleet

The Ford Ranger has earned its police stripes in Victoria and will replace the current fleet of Holden Colorado utes – at a rate of 200 vehicles per year, as each example comes up for retirement. A third-party supplier has developed a new prisoner module to be fitted to the back of two-door space cab and four-door crew cab vehicles, and Ford says it has tested the new set-up at its engineering centre near Geelong...

Rare 1974 Holden Torana L34 SL/R 5000 listed for sale, more than $750,000 expected

A rare 1974 Holden Torana L34 SL/R 5000 has been listed for sale, with price expectations "in excess of $750,000." The high-performance L34 variant was a homologation special introduced by Holden two years after scrapping the originally planned V8-powered Torana during the infamous "supercar scare" of 1972. It went on to win the Bathurst 1000 on two occasions...

Holden honoured by Australia Post

Holden’s long history in Australia is being honoured on a set of five postage stamps released by Australia Post today. The five stamps depict iconic cars from Holden’s 73-year history as a manufacturer in Australia, from 1948-2020. The $1...

Exclusive: Documents reveal secret plans that were supposed to save Holden

EXCLUSIVE This is going to make uncomfortable reading for Holden fans but, after absorbing the following information, even diehard enthusiasts will likely be relieved General Motors called time on Holden when it did – rather than soldiering on under the following radical proposals...

Holden: Commodore V8 prices soar one year on from the shutdown announcement

There was a time Holden had to discount its V8s to shift them off the showroom floor, now some are fetching close to or more than $1 million. It’s amazing what scarcity does to the price of a car – and how we never truly value something until it’s gone...

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...

Demand at Aussie muscle car auction breaks the internet, to restart today

Bidders have been left in a panic as strong demand for Aussie muscle cars crashed an auctioneer's website and clogged phone lines. Slattery Auctions was holding the online event, comprising mostly Australian-built models – as well as one Japanese wildcard – when its systems began to fail with only three minutes before the auction was due to end at 18:00 last night...

Old country Holden dealership converted into a residence, offered for sale

A former Holden dealership located in country NSW – which has been converted into a stylish home, complete with an office and workshop – is being offered for sale. The site of the former Mackaness & Avery dealership was converted into a residence for the current owner, with a wood-panelled office/showroom, bedrooms, living room, kitchen and dining, and a large workshop with two hoists...

Holden launches ‘Rewinding Roads’, reflects on its past to sell car parts in the future

Holden has launched a surprising social media campaign as it approaches the 12-month anniversary for the announcement of the shutdown of the iconic brand. The campaign – supported by RMIT University students in Melbourne – uses some of Holden’s most famous photos from its media archives and places them in modern day settings with the help of Google Maps...

Holden over and out with zero sales in January 2021

The iconic Holden brand appears to have taken its last breath, with zero cars reported as sold in January 2021 – after just 28 vehicles were delivered in December 2020. It is the first time since November 1948 – when the first Holden rolled off the line – that the brand has not recorded a single sale in a given month...

The other iconic Australian cars that fetched big money at auction this weekend

While the huge amount of money paid for the ‘last’ locally-made Holden Commodore and a HSV GTSR W1 Maloo are still sinking in after yesterday’s auction, some other iconic Australian cars also fetched mega bucks. Bids for a HSV GTSR W1 sedan – in dark grey, number 9 of 300 built, and with just 149km on the odometer – reached $407,000 before the car was pushed away for negotiations to continue behind closed doors...