As Holden prepares to transfer to an import-only brand, some prized possessions of Holden manufacturing are heading to auction.
News Australia reports longtime Holden collector, Charlie McCarron, will send his collection of more than 60 Holdens off to auction. And there are some rare pieces here, too. The 84 year-old began collecting the vehicles in 1970, and has been a Holden dealer for 42-years.
The crown jewel of the collection? A restored, all-original 1948 Holden 48, the first Holden production vehicle. His particular Holden 48 was the 46th to ever be produced, and is expected to fetch $300,000 AUD alone at auction.
Also included among the 60 vehicles is a 1972 Bathurst-Spec Holden Torana XU-1, signed by Peter Brock, and a 1968 Holden Monaro GTS.
The entire collection is valued at over $1.5 million AUD, and while McCarron loves his vehicles, the 84 year-old said there comes a time to let them go to new, deserving owners.
“It gets to a stage where, when you’re going on 84 years of age, it’s time to pull the pin,” he said.