Prototype Commodore to be auctioned

Lloyds Auctions says an extremely rare Holden prototype has been uncovered from beneath a dust sheet in country Victoria. Never driven, the car will go 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’s.

“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 Chief Operating Officer for Lloyds Auctions, Lee Hames.

“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,” said Hames.

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

Other cars to be auctioned include a 1968 Holden HK GTS Monaro 327 ‘Bathurst’.

“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 Hames.

The auction will be live streamed on Facebook and on the Lloyds website.

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