Holden laid its manufacturing operation to rest exactly one month ago today, but enthusiasts and loyalists looking to own a piece of the brand’s history can still scoop up an Australian-made Commodore today. However, the cars are selling at an increasingly quick clip.
Drive reported on earlier this month that there are approximately 2,500 Holden VF Commodores still for sale in Australia. Holden told the publication about half of them have the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine under the hood, while the others are V6 models. It’s unclear if the number includes sedans, utes and Sportwagons.
Holden believes the cars will last until the 2018 Holden ZB Commodore, based on the Opel Insignia Grand Sport, goes on sale in February of next year. However, at the current sale pace, the cars could be gone by the end of 2017. Holden moved 2,418 VF Commodores in October alone.
It’s a major difference compared to the Ford Falcon, which actually struggled to sell in its final year on sale. Holden Commodores sales have actually remained strong, though, many may have purchased simply because, well, there won’t be another Commodore like it.