HSV prices surge for new and classic models

Some of the rarest HSVs are up for grabs for big bucks, despite new models still in dealer stock

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Despite plentiful supply of cars at dealers and in online listings, some of HSV’s greatest muscle cars are all but out of reach of anyone with a sub-$100K budget.

A trawl through classifieds across the web, prompted by the discovery of a HSV W1 on Tradeuniquecars.com.au asking $295,000 with 673km showing, revealed a plethora of both new and classic HSVs listed for well above the six-figure mark.

Other W1s ranged from $240,000 to $300,000, with several listings having been placed by dealers. Only the W1 listed on Trade Unique Cars had an odometer showing three digits.

A MY17 HSV GTSR Maloo in manual is the next-most expensive new HSV you can buy, with dealers and private sellers asking up to $190,000. We did find one at $125K, though this is still around $28K more than the RRP set by HSV.

As for sedans, a manual GTSR can cost up to $150K, while most auto listing fell around the $125K mark.

A HSV spokesperson told MOTOR that a limited number of new MY17 cars in varying models are still available in official HSV dealerships, but that HSV isn’t involved with setting prices – HSV only provides a pricing recommendation.

Turning back the clock, even the first examples of HSV’s engineering have started to rapidly gain value. A 1988 HSV VL Group A SS Walkinshaw is currently listed on Unique for $219,990, with 76,807km of wear.

It doesn’t come close to the $340,000 VL Walky which sold at a recent auction, but that car was build number 333, allocated to the D’Alberto family, and had only 1308km showing. Listings elsewhere range from $195K to $220K.

And, what could be an unexpected hero, the HSV VN Group A SS has recently beomce a hot item, with a listing on Unique for $127,000.

This one has travelled 100,536km, but its asking price doesn’t hold a candle to the $210,000 one fetched at the D’Alberto auction. That car was also build number 333, despite only 302 having been built.


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