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Final HSV W1 rolls off the line

By Chris Thompson, 04 Jan 2018 News

final HSV W1 built banner

The last Commodore-based car to be built by HSV has been finished

HSV has announced it has completed its last HSV GTSR W1, marking the end of its 30-year history of Commodore-based cars.

The last W1 to roll off the Clayton assembly line, bearing the build number 275/275 of the Australian allocation (the rest of the 298 built went to New Zealand), is finished in the iconic ‘Light My Fire’ orange, and will remain part of HSV’s collection.

HSV W1 rear badge

The final W1 was completed on December 29th 2017, making it the 90,114th vehicle built by HSV according to its official records.

It’s manual, as all W1s are, and wasn’t given any options, though the only extras available for a W1 are either a black roof, or a sunroof.

HSV managing director Tim Jackson says despite this being the end of an era for HSV, it also marks the beginning of HSV’s future.

HSV W1 engine cover
“For all at HSV, this is a time for great reflection on what the company has been able to achieve to date,” Jackson says.

“Any success we’ve enjoyed has been directly attributable to our passionate staff, our dedicated dealer-body and of course our loyal fans who have helped build this brand through its 30-year journey.

“The last 30-years have set a wonderful foundation for future growth. With our recent launch of the Colorado SportsCat, together with our commitment to bringing to market key Chevrolet models including the iconic Chevrolet Camaro, the future is looking very bright.”

As well as keeping the final HSV W1 in its collection, HSV also retains the first W1 it built.