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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...

‘Last’ Holden Commodore sells for $750,000, but final car to roll off the production line remains in museum

The ‘last’ Holden Commodore has sold at auction today for a staggering $750,000 – as US giant General Motors clarifies the mystery behind two identical examples claiming to be the final Australian-made car. The red Commodore V8 sedan sold by Lloyds Auctions today was the last serial number to be allocated to an Australian-made Holden – and the final vehicle to go through the Adelaide factory’s body assembly and paint shop...

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...

The final Australian-built Holden to be auctioned

The final Holden built in Australia is set to go under the hammer this weekend. While the 'last' Holden Commodore to officially roll off an Australian production line and out the doors of the Elizabeth plant has been kept by US car giant General Motors, the final Commodore to pass through the body and paint shops (where the vehicle's panels were assembled and painted) is up for auction at the end of this month...

Flashback: Holden dealership goes retro as stripped signage reveals past – UPDATE

UPDATE, 9 January 2021: Geelong's former Holden dealership has also had its signage removed, providing a glimpse of hand-painted Torana promotions. As a sign of the times, the site – located an hour south-west of Melbourne – is now home to Geelong GWM, with a Haval SUV on display outside next to the last of Holden's remaining stock...

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...

Vale Holden: End of the road today, after 72 years

It seems like an eternity ago that General Motors executives from Detroit shocked Australia by announcing the Holden brand would be axed on the last day of 2020. Now that day has come. The announcement in February 2020 that Holden was pulling out of Australia altogether – less than three years after closing its local factories and amid its weakest sales in more than 60 years – came moments before the world was gripped by the coronavirus crisis...