Rare Holden to Reach Half a Million Dollars

An extremely rare 1996 Holden HSV VS GTSR is going up for auction this weekend and is set to reach half a million dollars under the hammer.

This iconic car is build number 14 but is one of only 3 made with the factory optimised sunroof. 

It presents 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 2 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 Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions. 

“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,” continued Mr. Hames.

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

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.

You can view the entire auction here or visit www.lloydsauctions.com.au for more information. 

Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.