For those still hoping to own a piece of Holden manufacturing history, we have good news. The 2017 Holden VF Commodore Motorsport Edition is not sold out. In fact, 168 of the 1,200 built remain up for grabs across Australia.
However, dealer markups may have something to do with the fact these fine cars are still sitting around. According to Motor, some dealerships are asking over $100,000 AUD (roughly $78,000 USD) for a Commodore Motorsport Edition. That represents a $10,000 ($7,800 USD) markup from the suggested sale price. The Motorsport Edition was revealed alongside the Commodore Director and Commodore Ute Magnum.
A regular VF Commodore SS-V Redline costs just $54,990 ($43,000 USD) and does not come with the extra dealer markup, in comparison. However, the Motorsport Edition is more than just a special edition, it also comes with some goodies for Holden fans.
A scale model of each vehicle is included with the car and individual vehicle numbering and unique build option codes are present. Additionally, the Motorsport Edition adds an engine and transmission cooling package, cross-drilled brake rotors and a high rate rear sub-frame bush for improved braking performance.
Holden previously encouraged dealerships to treat the special editions with fairness and urged price gouging to remain to a minimum. However, what the brand’s dealers do to vehicle prices are largely out of its hands. It seems dealers may only be hurting themselves if they are unable to sell what is poised to be one of the most collectible modern Holden Commodores ever produced.