Aussie Muscle In The US: 2011 Holden HSV Maloo R8

Hindsight. It’s 20:20 vision. As I write this article, it strikes me that it is almost exactly four years to the day since the last passenger car rolled off an Australian production line. On October 20th, 2017, the Holden… more»

Rare Aussie: 1990 Holden Commodore VN Group A SS

With the demise of the Holden brand at the end of 2020, buyers are eager to get their hands on almost any Holden model. However, those cars with a V8 under the hood or a link with the company’s… more»

Le Mans Connection: 1978 Holden Torana A9X

I’ve had the privilege to write about several examples of the Holden Torana A9X here at Barn Finds, but this car is something very different. It was a car that was born out of a desire for international racing… more»

Will This 1977 Holden Torana A9X Sell For $1,000,000?

Sometimes the cosmos throws us an amazing piece of symmetry, and for me, that is the case with this 1977 Holden Torana A9X. As you will see, the fact that this car landed on my desk is quite astonishing,… more»

Racing Legend: 2001 Holden Monaro CV8

For Australian motor racing enthusiasts, one of the darkest days in the sport’s history occurred on September 8th, 2006. On that day, Peter Brock, the man dubbed “King of The Mountain,” or affectionately known by his legion of supporters… more»

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»

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»