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Final Holden special editions to be auctioned

By Chris Thompson, 13 Oct 2017 News

Holden Motorsport #5

Director #5, Motorsport #5, and Magnum #111 among last to roll off the line

Dubbed by Holden as ‘The Commodore Collection’, three of the last vehicles to roll off the Elizabeth plant line will be auctioned off to the public for charity.

All special editions, the funds raised from the sales will go to charity The Smith Family, and will support 55 local scholarships for disadvantaged kids.

The three cars are a Director, build number #5, a Commodore Motorsport, also #5, and a Magnum Ute which bears #111.

Holden-Motorsport-special-edition-range.jpgThe three V8s, all auto, are expected to draw great interest due to the charitable nature and the exclusivity and sentimentality of the cars.

“We have seen the valuable work The Smith Family does in supporting – and nurturing – the education of disadvantaged young Australians right across the country,” says Holden manufacturing director Richard Phillips.

“So we’ve created this major fundraising opportunity as a terrific way for us to say ‘thank you’ to South Australian families for supporting us for so many years, and allow us to continue to share in supporting some local families and children in need.”

Holden-Director-special-editions.jpg“We know how much Australians love their Holden vehicles and these three are very special! So we think they’ll be a huge drawcard for motoring enthusiasts right across the country and hopefully they’ll inspire some fierce bidding under the hammer,” says Phillips.

Half of the funds raised by the Director will, however, go to the Lighthouse Foundation charity as nominated by Bev Brock due to late husband Peter Brock’s association with the badge.

Registration for the auction closes at 5pm Saturday October 14, and the auction follows on Sunday October 15 at 3pm ACDT (for South Australia), or 3.30pm for those on AEDT (VIC, NSW, ACT and TAS).