Rare #001 Holden Classic Sells for $1M at Auction

A 1996 HSV VS GTSR has broken an auction record for its model on Saturday selling under the hammer for $1 million.

Build #001 off the production line, still wrapped in its original plastic and with only 86kms on the vehicle was accepting online bids for nearly two weeks prior on the Lloyds Auctions website where the bids fiercely roared igniting the competition between bidders come auction day.

“This classic is incredibly hard to find for Holden enthusiasts, it is 1 of 85 ever built, rarer than the 2 door A9X Torana and it has had only 86kms on it since 1996, which is equivalent to less than 6km per year since its make,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operating Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“Because of its collectability and the interest we have had on the vehicle since its publish we are not surprised this vehicle achieved 7 figures,” Mr. Hames continued.

This Holden wasn’t the only rare model to go under the hammer on Saturday as it was alongside a collection of extremely rare 1 of 1 Holdens which also achieved record prices.

HSV GTSR W1 4 Door Build #017 sold to a Holden enthusiast for $750,000 whilst a HSV GTSR W1 Maloo Ute reached a hammer price of $1,250,000 but went into negotiations expected to sell in the coming days.

“Just 9 months ago we saw a W1 Maloo Ute achieve 7 figures at auction alongside a high 6 figure amount for a W1 Sedan and 9 months later they have held if not increased in value and we expect this trend to continue,” said Mr. Lee Hames.

However, in the end it was Ford that took the top honours for the auction. Although negotiations on the W1 Ute that got passed in are expected to exceed the Fords record.

The rare Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III in Yellow Glo sold for $1.3 million whilst the NFT Classic Car art model of this exact Phase III followed directly after its sale selling for over $50,000.

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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