This past weekend, a piece of Holden Special Vehicles’ history went up for sale—and it sold for quite a high price. The exorbitantly high price for this HSV GTSR W1 actually fell short of estimates, but the final price at the hammer of $270,000 AUD ($206,000 USD) is still nothing to scoff at.
The Daily Mail reported on the car’s sale on Monday, which was originally estimated to sell for $300,000 AUD, or about $230,000 USD. Still, the final price is enough to purchase around seven regular VF Commodores. The particular HSV GTSR W1 is car number 36 of 300 planned for production. With the sale, it did not break the current record for W1 sales. A white example, car 110 of 300, sold for $280,000 AUD, or $214,000 USD.
However, that could be good news for the new owner. Values of the GTSR W1 are only expected to climb in the future. The high-performance sedan is the most powerful Australian car ever produced with 635 horsepower at 6,500 RPM and 601 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 RPM from a 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 engine. The car retails for $170,000 AUD, or $130,000 USD.
The GTSR W1 was a final send-off for the locally-built Holden Commodore, which exited production this past October.