Most Expensive Holdens To Date

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Curious to see which Holden models would be considered the most valuable? For many Australian car enthusiasts, Holden has always had a special place in their hearts. Since the 164-year-old Australian automobile manufacturer ceased trading in 2020, the value of these collectibles was predicted to skyrocket—some way more than others, particularly the models that partook in the glory of the Bathurst 1000. 

A few years have passed since Holden’s announcement, and many collectors have kept their Holdens in mint condition. Thankfully, you can still get your hands on Holden spares from sites like My Auto Parts to ensure you’re able to keep these brilliant automobiles running. 

But which Holdens are considered the most valuable on the market? Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic and expensive Holdens that have been listed in recent years. 

1 – 2004 Holden Rodeo – Ex Peter Brock

Built by the Holden Rally Team for the 2004 Australian Safari, this Holden Rodeo was driven by the legendary Australian motorsport racer Peter Brock and his co-driver Ross Runnalls.

Todd Kelly led the Holden Rally Team, and during that time, two purpose-built Holden Rodeos were developed. The sister car claimed an impressive four Australian Safari victories. This particular rodeo campaign was only held at the 2004 event. Following the end of his contract, Kelly was permitted to keep ‘Number 05’. He and his team at Kelly Racing took two years to restore it. 

Now, the iconic ‘Number 05’ is on the market and authenticated by the accompanying original CAMS Log Book (still current), a CD with videos and photographs, and an immense collection of development notes and build diagrams.

2 – Holden Commodore SS-V Redline 

Behold the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline sedan – the final Holden production car to go through the paint shop, the last to be allocated a serial number, but not officially the last to roll down the production line. 

This Commodore sold for a whopping $750,000, but interestingly enough, there was an identical vehicle. However, the second one was used by Holden to ceremoniously end production and stay as a museum piece by Holden.

3 – 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw

A 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS Group A homologation special in “complete original condition” was listed for sale in 2021. This was number 439 of only 750 Walkinshaw SS cars built, and when it went on the market, it was expected to fetch a price of over $1 million. 

According to the seller, the odometer has clocked only 1479km since it was new, and the vehicle seems to have never been registered, which has kept it in pristine condition. 

4- 1985 Holden VK Commodore SS HDT Group A

This was the SS homologation special that was developed for racing by none other than Peter Brock,1985 Holden VK Commodore SS HDT Group A. Brock’s ‘Blue Meanie’ is one Holden that broke records as one of the most expensive Australian road cars ever sold on the market at a staggering $1.14 million. 

Finished in iconic Formula Blue paint with white 16-inch alloy wheels, the special ‘Blue Meanie’ HDT Group A was number #005 of 500 and has clocked only 79,724 kilometres on the odometer. Now, it’s recently gone back on the market. 

Accompanying the car is a letter of authenticity on HDT letterhead, signed by Brock’s longtime teammate, the late John Harvey, and a large folder with invoices and paperwork documenting the vehicle’s history.

5 – GTSR W1 Maloo

The world’s rarest HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) could soon become the country’s most expensive Holden ever after it was listed on the selling platform carsales.com.au for $1.5 million. Given that it carries build number #001, we’d say that’s about right.

The charming  “XU3 YELLAH” painted GTSR W1 is just one of four ever made and was largely regarded as the pinnacle of HSV and local engineering. 

Since it was bought, this GTSR W1 has been kept in a climate-controlled showroom with UV protection and comes with every accessory and documentation to ever come with the vehicle.

Final Thoughts

What it would be like to own one of these beauties. While not all of them have been sold, as most bids have not met the reserve, we only hope that when they do sell, they fetch a price deserving of the title of one of Australia’s most loved automotive brands. Shall we start the bidding at $1 million?