FOUND: 1 of 1 Ultimate, Prototype Holden Survivor Car

An extremely rare 1 of 1 Holden Prototype has been uncovered from beneath a dust sheet in country Victoria which has never been driven, is going under the hammer at Lloyds Auctions this weekend alongside nearly 400 other classic cars.

This is the only one remaining in the world of three Holden prototype models that were made for the VH SL/E Commodore after the other two were destroyed by General Motors Holden (GMH).

“This Holden is in near showroom condition and is a once in a lifetime barn find, you do not want to miss the opportunity to own this piece of significant history,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operating Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“As we have seen in recent years, results consistently show that Australian classic vehicles that are in original condition, of limited build number, has a steel bumper, celebrity affiliation or significant provenance just continue to grow in value,” continued Mr. Hames.

The vehicle features as part of an eight-page article in this month’s edition of Unique Cars magazine and has never been started or driven, with an odometer reading of just a few meters.

The panels of the car have been hand formed, the grille expertly crafted from wood, and there are even lumps of automotive modelling clay left over in the boot. The radio/cassette player was even hand crafted by Holden designers.

There are also close to 400 other classic cars going under the hammer such as the 1968 Holden HK GTS Monaro 327 Bathurst Coupe.

This is an unrestored Monaro with mostly original paintwork and completely original interior, and it was also featured in the September 2020 Unique Cars magazine as a survivor car special.

“It’s going to be a massive auction with a lot of rare and unique vehicles going under the hammer, who knows when we might see them again,” said Mr. Hames.

The 1979 Holden VH SL/E is an extremely important piece of Holden history and a first time on the public marketplace.

This 1979 Holden VH SL/E goes under the hammer this Saturday and is open for bidding now here. To watch a video on the Holden please click here.

The auction will be LIVE streamed on Facebook and on the Lloyds website at www.lloydsauctions.com.au and you can view the entire classic car auction catalogue here.

Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Profile

Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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