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Pre-owned HSV GTSR W1 up for auction

By Cameron Kirby, 04 Aug 2017 News

Pre-owned HSV GTSR W1 up for auction

Get in quick if you want to add the sold-out GTSR W1 to your garage.

ARE you feeling bummed that you missed out on adding a HSV GTSR W1 to your garage?

Well, turn that frown upside down, because HSV’s most powerful car to date is about to go under the hammer.

Manheim Auctions has a black W1 ready to be sold as part of its Melbourne Night Prestige lot.

With just 14-kilometres on the odometer, it’s likely this W1 has never been driven on the road.

There is no price estimate on the Manheim website, but there’s little doubt bidding will be fierce between customers keen to add the W1 to their collection.

Although it doesn’t have written confirmation from the 56 dealers that received a W1, HSV believes every one of the circa-300 allotment has been sold to customers.

The HSV GTSR W1 is the company’s farewell to the Commodore platform, and is the most hardcore product to come from the Clayton tuners yet.

With a 474kW/815Nm dry-sump 6.2-litre supercharged LS9 engine under the bonnet, and V8 Supercar inspired suspension and brakes, the W1 is one of HSV’s most lusted after products.

At its launch, it was estimated 800 orders had been placed for the limited-run model.

If you are desperate to add the LS9-powered beast to your garage, the auction will take place on August 10.

You can expect bidding to get pretty serious, with the W1 commanding $170,000 from factory, but expect a pretty premium on top of that due to the car’s exclusivity.

Manheim has refrained from listing a reserve price for the GTSR W1 as this is the first time an example will be sold at auction.