Holden is preparing to close a 70-year-long chapter this year when it builds its final vehicle ever in its home country of Australia. The conclusion of the company’s manufacturing operations will take place this October when the locally-assembled VF Commodore Series II marks the final vehicle ever built in the country.
Leading up to the event, Holden has now listed the Elizabeth manufacturing plant’s Commodore assembly line for sale as it winds down production. Wheels reports the assembly line as been listed on global auction site Maynards with the title “GM Holden Vehicle Manufacturing and Assembly Facility.”
The sale listing goes on to state the equipment “is currently in use and will be decommissioned at various stages throughout 2017.”
The auction listing does not list the highest bidder currently, but whatever money is garnered through the sale, Holden is poised to hang on to it, according to the report. Last year, Holden sold its Port Melbourne engine plant, which wrapped up production of V6 engines.
Included with the assembly line sale are laser-wielding robots, press lines, plastic injection molding machines and 2625 feet of door assembly line. Holden also lists the body assembly line made up of 76 robots to build “Zeta body side fixtures” for left- and right-hand drive cars.
Holden had a shot to unload the entire Elizabeth plant once upon a time before this sale listing. Guido Dumarey previously expressed interest in restarting Commodore production and building other Zeta-based vehicles. That deal ultimately fell through, however.
Holden production will cease on October 20, 2017.