*The actual last car ever built sits in a motor museum, but this is the last Australian Holden ever to be sold to the public.
Rare Holdens have been fetching ridiculous prices as of late, with an HSV Maloo GTSR W1 selling recently at auction for an absurd $1,050,000 AUD – and the latest in inflated Holden prices, the last Holden ever assigned a VIN has recently been sold at an auction for a staggering $750,000 AUD.
Rolling off the production line in October of 2017, this Holden Commodore VF Series II SSV Redline has travelled just 102 kilometres, retaining an immaculate new car finish. The previous owner was an ex-employee at Holden Australia and one of few who were well aware of the significance of the car, thus the owner never removed the plastic covers, protectors, and even pre-delivery stickers.
The paint was the last to ever be applied to a Holden in Australia and it is certainly one of the last Holdens to ever leave the factory – but General Motors clarified that it isn’t actually the last Holden to ever “come off the general assembly line itself”.
GM USA stated that the last car ever built actually resides in the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia – so from a heritage perspective, we’ve been told its important to note that this one that was auctioned isn’t ‘the last Holden ever built’.
The actual last car however will remain in a museum for its entire life, without the expectation of ever being sold to the public by GM – so the example that sold at auction still holds significance within the Holden-sphere.