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Strong prices for hot Holden V8s

By Scott Newman, 03 Aug 2020 News

Holdens and HSVs at auction

Sought after Holden V8 models generate high prices at auction

A number of rare Holden V8 models generated strong prices at the weekend’s Burns and Co online auction, headlined by a record amount for a low-kilometre 1996 HSV GTSR.

Showing just 3025km, the iconic XU-3 Yellah muscle car prompted plenty of interest, 61 bids driving the price to $335,195 including the 9.9 per cent buyer’s premium. The GTS-R was number 65 (of 85 built) but didn’t feature the optional ‘HRT Optimised’ engine.
Another super-rare HSV, one of 10 10th Anniversary VT Senators, secured a strong result, 36 bids resulting in a final price of $52,752. Build number 8 with 117049km, the unique Jaffa-coloured Senator had been in storage for the past 10 years.
HSV VT Senator 10th Anniversary
Monaro prices are strengthening, this last-of-the-line Devil Yellow VZ CV8 Z selling for $92,316. Described as in “absolutely pristine condition inside and out” the modern classic is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox and with just 4665km on the odometer.
Holden Monaro CV8
Another low-kilometre modern classic, a 2017 HSV GTSR in Spitfire Green, fought off depreciation selling for $117,593, a number very similar to its as-new price. Showing only 1140km on the clock, the car came with receipts for the only two tanks of fuel it has ever had.
It wasn’t the only modern HSV with strong residuals, a white automatic 2014 Maloo R8 with 34,397km on the clock managing $58,247 thanks to its “absolutely pristine condition”.
HSV Maloo R8
On the other end of the age spectrum, this time-warp HJ Premier 253 with just 9261 miles was sold with no reserve, the highest of 22 bids being $19,507.
Holden HJ Premier
Early model HSVs are rare. Just 387 VP Clubsports were built between October 1991 and June 1993 and this white automatic Clubby has had just one owner for the past 15 years. Showing only 55,010km, it sold for $30,332.
HSV VP Clubsport
Finally, a neat VK Berlina wagon fitted with the 304ci V8 was eagerly sought after, 46 bids driving the price to $26,485.
Holden VK Commodore Wagon
Despite the current economic uncertainty, these results appear to prove plenty of investors are happy to spend big for the right classic car.