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Last Australian Holden Commodore appears on social media

By Cameron Kirby, 10 Oct 2017 News

Last Australian Holden Commodore appears on social media

Social media photo claims the last Holden Commodore is headed to the end of the line

WHAT purports to be the final Holden Commodore to be built in Australia has been photographed by workers at the Elizabeth plant in South Australia and posted to social media.

The single photo appearing on Facebook shows a VF Commodore chassis, accompanied by a sign stating: “Last Holden manufactured in Australia October 2017”.

The image emerged in online discussion concerning an event titled “Farewell to Holden Manufacturing in Australia”.

An accompanying caption for the image claims “It’s happening right now in Body Shop…”.

It is unclear what the specification of this vehicle will be when it rolls off the production line.

Holden has not released details or announced the exact completion date of the last vehicle, though the final day of operations at the Elizabeth plant will be October 20.

Wheels contacted Holden to verify the authenticity of the photo.

A Holden spokesperson responded: “Nothing we can confirm and no additional details we can provide at this stage, unfortunately.”

It is understood the Elizabeth plant in South Australia will continue to produce Holdens until the final shutdown date.

The closure of Holden’s vehicle manufacturing plant at Elizabeth will signify the end of an unbroken streak of vehicle manufacturing in Australia, dating back 69 years to 1948.

A similar photo surfaced last year showing the last Ford Falcon Ute to be produced in the country, several months ahead of the Broadmeadows factory shutdown. Ford Australia denied the authenticity of the photos at that time.

Holden built its last V6 engine at the Port Melbourne facility in November of last year.