Every so often, Wheels releases a list compiling the best vehicles Australia has ever built. Among the list was the original Holden from 1948 (in seventh place), and the 1934 Ford Utility (in tenth). There was also the Holden Monaro from 2002 in fourth and the legendary 1966 Ford Falcon XR GT at fifth, but they’re all eclipsed by one clear winner: the Holden VE Commodore.
Introduced in 2006, and only now being retired in place of the more modern VF Commodore series, the VE won the judges over with its design, engineering, value and versatility. Briefly, Americans enjoyed this Australian masterpiece in the Pontiac G8, and we’re grateful for that, even if it was short-lived.