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Rare Holdens to go under the hammer

Hunter Holden enthusiasts could drive away with a “bargain buy”.

In what might be some of the lowest kilometre mid-80s Holdens existing in Australia is a VL Walkinshaw and VN SS Group A, which are going to auction.

And, they’re expected to fetch more than $1 million.

“Who knows what these cars will sell for, they are already fetching well into six figures due to their limited build and extremely low kilometres?” Lloyds Auctions chief operations officer Lee Hames said.

“But, we must remember the effect of the Holden closure in Australia where we have seen a trend of records broken since they shut their doors.

“When selecting cars for their potential to increase in value it is important to tick several boxes, namely, rarity, heritage, and desirability.

“The VN Commodore SS Group A up for auction does just that.”

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The presentation of the iconic VN Group A SS, build number 180 of only 302 ever built in Australia, makes it a highly sought-after Holden vehicle.

The VL Walkinshaw is in complete original condition and arguably the most collectable VL Walkinshaw in the country with one of the lowest kilometre examples, travelling just over 1400km.

“It was known in Group A racing, any carmaker wishing to compete had to build a run of at least 5000 production cars after which they could then spin off a special racing mode,” Mr Hames said.

“It had to be built and sold to the public but could have several special featured aimed at making it a better car and this was such the car.

“These were built for racing and highly-desirable as it was the last so-called ‘homologation special’ Holden built for Group A before the rules were changed to the current Supercar V8 formula, which doesn’t require any special models to be built in production.”

This car along with another 120 American, European and Australian classics are up in a national auction next weekend on Saturday 24 April from noon.

To bid now, head to www.lloydsauctions.com.au

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