The hammer has just dropped on one of four HSV GTSR W1 utes, along with the final VIN numbered Holden to roll down the production line in Australia, with the pair netting in excess of $1.8 million dollars.
The limited edition HSV GTSR W1 Maloo ute is one of just four created, all of which were offered exclusively to HSV’s most loyal customers. They were never made available to the general public.
Another two were created to the same specifications, but outside of the HSV factory.
Based on Australia’s most powerful sedan, the HSV GTSR W1 Maloo ute is powered by the same 6.2-litre supercharged V8 LS9 engine producing 474kW of power and 815Nm of torque, with the engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The Holden Commodore SS-V Redline sedan is the final Holden production car to be allocated a serial number. There was another identical vehicle that was used by Holden to ceremoniously end production, but it was retained by Holden to stay as a museum piece.
The vehicle sold at auction today was the last to be allocated a serial number and also the last through the paint shop, but not officially the last to roll down the production line.
This one is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine that produces 304kW of power and 570Nm of torque. This particular specification is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Finishing at $1,050,000 million the HSV GTSR W1 ute has broken the record for the most expensive Australian production car sold in Australia, while the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline finished at an insane $750,000.
These two weren’t the only big numbers seen at the auction. Other Australian cars included $186,000 for a Ford XY GT, $70,000 for a Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint and $250,000 for a 1998 Holden Commodore VL SS Walkinshaw.
As we exclusively revealed last week, the highest bidder for the HSV GTSR W1 Maloo ute was LMCT+, a Melbourne-based company that often raffles high-end vehicles off, with plans to allow a member of the public to walk away with the $1 million Holden ute.
They have officially been verified as the winners of the auction and will be giving the car away as part of a raffle shortly. We should have more details shortly.