Rare Super Ute: 2017 HSV Maloo GTSR

As a lad growing up in Australia, I could never have imagined any local car commanding a six-figure sale price. Then again, nobody could have imagined the country without local offerings from Holden and Ford. Those manufacturers dominated the… more»

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Homologation Specials: Commodore VL SS And VN SS

As the balloons and streamers flew to celebrate the start of 2021, a passionate group of Australian enthusiasts was in mourning. At that moment, Holden, Australia’s arm of the General Motors empire, ceased to exist. Not only did it… more»

The Last Australian Built Holden Commodore Is Up For Auction

When a car manufacturer chooses to replace or discontinue a particular model, there will always be a band of passionate enthusiasts who will clamor to own the last example to roll off the production line. However, the story changes,… more»

Will This 2017 Holden HSV GTSR W1 Maloo Ute Reach $1,000,000?

As the clock ticked over at midnight on New Year’s Eve, heralding 2021, a significant event in Australian automotive history took place. It went largely unnoticed, except by die-hard enthusiasts and a few individuals within the motoring press. At… more»

Aussie SS: 1982 Holden Commodore V8 4-Speed

In the U.S., we tend to think we have ultimate authority on building muscle cars. In many cases, we do, but one area that hasn’t been a sweet spot is the burly muscle sedan. Yes, I know, we all… more»

Australian Storage Find: 1960 Holden FB

We’re going international here at Barn Finds! Last week it was this Marcos Mantis in Bradford on Avon Wiltshire, England and today it is a 1960 Holden located in Leeton, NSW Australia. Unlikely, of course, that a sale will… more»

$1,000,000?!! 1977 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback

While it is possible to draw many parallels between the US and Australia’s muscle car scenes, much of what drove the market Down Under was motivated by motorsport success. Nowhere is this better encapsulated than in this 1977 Holden… more»

Aussie Invader: 1994 Holden Commodore VR Ute

It seems like fate that this 1994 Holden Commodore VR Ute should appear on our desks here at Barn Finds at this point. The “Coupe Utility,” or the Ute to give it the proper Aussie name, was a staple… more»

Traded in ’85! 1973 Holden LJ Torana GTR

When a dealership takes a vehicle as a trade on a new car, they generally like to flip that trade pretty quickly. Those cars usually represent a significant slice of their profit margin on the new car, so the… more»

Modern El Camino: 2004 Pontiac GTO Sports Truck!

By conventional wisdom and research, we know that Chevrolet discontinued the El Camino at the conclusion of the 1987 model year. But Holden, GM’s now closed Australian subsidiary, constructed what they referred to as the “Ute” short for “utility”… more»

Aussie Super Sedan! 2010 Holden Caprice

When the doors of the Holden plant closed in October of 2017, it marked the end of the manufacture of Australian designed and developed cars that dated back to 1948. It also marked the end of the V8-engined Holden,… more»

Beaut Ute: 1955 FJ Holden Ute

I guess that every country produces cars that they would consider to be iconic, and one of the great icons of Australian motoring is the FJ Holden. How iconic is it? Well, there used to be a successful Australian… more»

Racing Special: 1977 Holden Torana A9X

About 125 miles west of Sydney in New South Wales is a town called Bathurst. It is a pretty place, and outside that town is a hill called Mount Panorama. The events that have taken place on that hill… more»

Freightliner’s Commodore Supercar Barn Reveal

A few weeks ago we ran this story on how the Barn Finds culture is being adopted by Hollywood to promote the upcoming Ghostbusters movie. Well, it appears that this trend is moving even further across the globe. Australia’s… more»

468 Miles! 2006 Pontiac GTO 6-Speed

NEW YORK CITY?! I can hear that old Pace Picante Sauce commercial now, your salsa is made in New York City?! – as a bunch of grizzled cowboys sit around talking about salsa, which is weird enough. I’m guessing… more»

Aussie Classic: 1984 Holden Commodore VH

The Commodore was introduced by Holden in 1978 as a car that fitted between its aging Kingswood and Torana models with the intention of replacing both models. This it did with success, and the Commodore spent the better part… more»