It has been a difficult fourth quarter in 2013 for General Motors’ Australian subsidiary, Holden. First, in October, it was announced that production of the Holden Ute would end, crushing any hope Americans had for the car to find its way to North America badged as an El Camino. Then, earlier this month, GM confirmed that it will pull production of all vehicles out of Australia and New Zealand, even the well-loved Commodore. And just to add a little salt in the wound, today we told you that the new Commodore is reported to be front wheel drive, and come from China.
So it’s the end of the rear-wheel drive Australian car for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have one. You could opt for the Aussie-built 2014 Chevrolet SS, or this, a Ute that has been converted to left-hand drive. This unique machine somehow ended up in The Netherlands, and was for sale on eBay, with the $40,000 reserve not met.
That’s the bargain of the century as this is the only left hand drive Ute in the world, according to the seller. It’s also listed to have 550 horsepower. And with the discontinuation of the Ute, this machine might soon become a collectors item. Take a look at the ad let us know if this unusual way of going fast is worth the asking price.