Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rare Holden expected to go under half million dollar hammer

An extremely rare 1996 Holden HSV VS GTSR being auctioned off this weekend is expected to go under the hammer for half a million dollars.

This iconic car is build number 14 but is just one of three made with a factory-optimised sunroof. 

Lloyds Auctions says the vehicle is in excellent condition inside and out and has been stored in its own temperature controlled Carcoon by the current custodian and is finished in the rare ‘XU3 Yellah’. 

“There are only two other cars with the sunroof option, those being build #001 which Lloyds sold for $1 million last year at auction and the second one is said to have sold for $700k with 5000kms on the clock,” said Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions, Lee Hames.

“This is the third and final vehicle and is set to reach bids exceeding half a million dollars as the kilometres on the clock are a little higher.”

The car and compendium have been personally signed by motorsport legend, John Harvey and includes all receipts since the day of original purchase, original compendium, and the original GTSR jacket that was originally sold with the car.  

Also on offer is a 2013 Aston Martin Vantage, being the first car ever produced as part of the James Bond – Aston Martin ‘Q’ bespoke design collaboration.

“This particular vehicle makes quite a statement and is a unique piece of Aston Martin history in near new condition with the vehicle changing colour in different lights as you move around,” said Mr Hames. 

Also going under the hammer is 300 other classic, muscle and barn find vehicles in a live auction event. 

You can view the 1996 HSV VS GTSR going under the hammer this Saturday 17th December here.

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