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Holden’s Lang Lang test track sold for $36.3 million, documents reveal

Holden’s test track at Lang Lang on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne sold for the tidy sum of $36.3 million, according to documents on file with the Victorian Government. The sale went through last year and new owners Vinfast – one of Vietnam’s richest companies and automotive start-up – has been operating out of the facility for close to 12 months...

1977 Holden Torana A9X sells short of $1 million target but sets record for the model

A rare and immaculate 1977 Holden Torana A9X sold short of its $1 million target price at auction at the weekend, but it set a new record for the breed. One of just 33 Holden Torana A9X road cars specially-built to be eligible for motor racing – known as a GMP&A model – went under the hammer for $775,000, but the buyer paid in excess of $833,000 once the 7...

1977 Holden Torana A9X hatchback listed for auction with $1 million target price

An immaculate example of the extremely rare 1977 Holden Torana A9X hatchback has been listed for auction with price expectations in excess of $1 million. According to the seller, the homologation-special – which consists of an option pack and lightweight body shell fitted – was the first in a limited-production run of 33 built for factory-backed race teams (370 road-going examples of the A9X were also built, bringing the total number to 403)...

Another Peter Brock daily driver up for auction: 1982 Holden Commodore VH SS Group Three

Another daily driver previously owned by the late motor racing legend Peter Brock – a 1982 Holden Commodore VH SS Group Three – is up for auction a month after another of his road cars fetched more than $1 million. Last month, an immaculate 1985 Holden Commodore VK HDT Group A – number 005 of 500 built – sold for $1.057 million, a record for a Holden road car...

2022 Opel/Vauxhall Astra teased

British carmaker Vauxhall and its German sister brand Opel have teased the next-generation 2022 Astra small hatchback – a car which, had the events of the last five years played out differently, could have made it to Australian showrooms wearing Holden badging...

Now that is art: Australian muscle car prices remain in top gear

When Ford motorsport legend and Bathurst winner Allan Moffat first saw the Falcon GT sedan that would take him to victory in the early 1970s, he scoffed at the price. “No-one’s going to pay $5000 for a Ford Falcon,” Moffat would later say, recalling one of the biggest regrets of his motorsport career: not buying one of the iconic cars...

Peter Brock’s daily driver sells for $1.057 million, sets auction record for a Holden road car

An iconic 1985 Holden Commodore V8 owned by late motor racing legend Peter Brock – and used as his daily driver – has been sold in a Grays Online auction overnight for $1.057 million, a record amount for a Holden road car. The final sum – $1,057,509 not including the additional 7.5 per cent auction fee – fell just short of the current auction record for an Australian-made road car, $1...

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...