If you were hoping to be the first owner of an Aussie-built V8 sedan, it seems you are too late, with every Holden VF Commodore now spoken for.
There is a slight caveat, though, with two V8-powered Aussie-built Commodores remaining in stock with Holden, but they are not being offered to the public.
In early April, Wheels revealed that just nine V8 Commodores remained in stock across the country. Unfortunately for driving purists, none of those had a manual transmission.
April’s VFACT’s report revealed that seven of the remaining nine were subsequently sold, leaving just two V8 heroes to be snapped up.
A Holden spokesperson told Wheels that while “there are still theoretically two [VF Commodores] in stock they aren’t actually for sale.”
It is believed that a dealership owner is keeping the cars in stock without the intention to sell.
In April, the nine remaining VF Commodores consisted of four SS-V Redline sedans (in Red Hot, Phantom Black, Slipstream Blue, and Heron White), two Motorsport Edition sedans (in Heron White and Red Hot), a single Magnum Edition ute (in Phantom Black), and a pair of Director Edition sedans in Heron White.
According to Holden, the nine V8 Commodores were restricted to just Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia. The sole Red Hot Motorsport Edition sedan was located in a Victorian dealer’s lot, while the pair of Director Edition sedans were sitting in Western Australian dealerships. All seven remaining Holden V8s were spread across NSW.
Wheels has asked Holden which two vehicles remain unsold and their location, but was unable to get information confirmed prior to publication.
With every publically-available V8 Commodore now accounted for, the curtain has well and truly dropped on Australia’s home-grown performance heroes.
Now, to start scouring the used car classifieds…