If you’re eager to place an order for a 2017 Chevrolet SS, that boat has sailed. Holden wrapped up production of the left-hand-drive variation of VF Commodore earlier this year. However, you can purchase the machinery that built the sport sedan.
Motor Authority reports Holden will begin accepting bids on the Chevrolet SS machinery and equipment on August 18. Holden’s parent company, General Motors, has teamed up with Maynards to unload the industrial equipment to new hands.
Plastic injection molding machines, assembly robots, storage silos and much, much more will all be offered for sale. Just don’t think you can purchase every bit of equipment and begin building your own SS sedan, though. Intellectual property and tooling are not a part of the sale, and GM plans to take the Zeta platform’s trademarks to the vehicle’s grave. Belgian entrepreneur, Guido Dumarey, already tried and GM rejected his offer.
Most of the equipment is still being used to build the 2017 Holden VF Commodore and its variants, but the plant will officially close its doors in October after decades of continuous production.