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Final HSV Maloo GTSR ever built listed with near-$1 million price-tag

The final HSV Maloo GTSR ever built has come onto the market in Western Australia, with an asking price of $958,000. The high-performance ute (build plate 600 of 600) is listed by dealer Gardner Autos, which had the car delivered new in 2017. Rather than selling it for the recommended retail price of $96,990 (plus on-road costd) when it arrived however, the Cannington-based dealership decided to sit on its appreciating asset for almost five years...

1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS V8 listed with $1 million hopes, as 'bogan boom' rages on

A 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS Group A homologation special has been listed for sale in NSW, with price expectations “in excess of $1 million.” Of the 750 Walkinshaw SS cars built, this example is number 439. The odometer has clocked just 1479km since new, and the vehicle appears to have never been registered – according to the seller, it is in "complete original condition...

Dream garage: What a 2021 Holden Special Vehicles range might have looked like

With the demise of Holden in 2020, HSV has effectively been replaced by General Motors Specialty Vehicles which, initially at least, will focus on right-hand-drive conversions rather than high-performance makeovers. However, after reimagining Holden's line-up last September, we've decided to take things one step further and dream of what HSV might have looked like if the brand had stuck around...

Prototype HSV GTSR W1 to be auctioned, $500,000 expected

Following a number of record-breaking auctions in recent weeks, another HSV GTSR W1 has emerged – but this particular vehicle comes with its own unique history. This 2017 GTSR W1 was one of four pilot vehicles used to develop the W1 before the model went into production, complete with the tag 'E002' – with 'E' standing for 'evaluation' – and it will be hitting the auction block within weeks...

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...

HSV GTSR W1 Maloo sells for $1.05 million: new auction record for an Australian-made car

A new auction record has been set for an Australian-made road car after a Holden Special Vehicles GTSR W1 Maloo ute sold today for $1.05 million. Bidding for the supercharged V8 ute had already passed the $1 million mark a fortnight before the hammer fell in the Lloyds Auction this afternoon (30 January 2021), eclipsing the $1...

HSV Maloo GTSR W1 bids pass $1 million, on track to become most expensive Australian road car

An extremely rare Holden Special Vehicles Maloo GTSR W1 – one of just four built – is poised to set a new record for the price paid at auction for an Australian-made road car. Bidding for the HSV Maloo GTSR W1 has already passed the $1 million mark a full fortnight before the hammer is due to fall in the Lloyds auction in late January 2021...

2017 HSV GTSR Maloo W1 ute poised to break auction record

A 2017 HSV GTSR Maloo W1 is set to rewrite the record books. The vehicle is one of only four GTSR Maloo W1 utes ever built by HSV, and is currently being offered by Lloyds Auctioneers – and there are high expectations for the rare machine. At the time of writing, the HSV had a bid of $675,000 with more than three weeks until the final hammer, suggesting a price of $1 million was not out of the question...

2021 GMSV Chevrolet new cars

Holden might be gone but General Motors will live-on in the form of GMSV and Chevrolet. General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) is a factory-backed operation with a direct line to Detroit, but the vehicles will be converted locally to right-hand-drive by the same outfit that transformed Holden Special Vehicles for more than three decades...

Forza Horizon 4: HSV icons race into your lounge room

If ever there was a year when you simply want to just mash the throttle on a 1996 HSV GTS-R, and leave nothing but a trail of smoke and rubber as you tear off into the distance, this is it. Now, in true 2020 fashion, you can do exactly that from the comfort of your couch, thanks to an update to the Microsoft Forza Horizon 4 computer game...

If I ran HSV… things would continue, so to speak

Formed in 1987 as a partnership between Holden and motorsport legend Tom Walkinshaw, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) was tasked with enhancing the factory Holden models to create high-performance vehicles for both domestic and export markets...