At the beginning of 2017, Holden revealed three limited-edition Commodores to see off the locally-assembled sedan ahead of manufacturing shutdown in October 2017. While some dealers ask exorbitant prices for the cars, Holden itself has held onto three examples and plans to auction them off for a good cause.
CarsGuide reports one Holden Commodore Motorsport Edition, Commodore Director and Commodore Magnum ute will head to auction next month. Both the Calais-based Director and Commodore Motorsport will wear build plate 05 to honor the late racing legend Peter Brock’s racing number. The Magnum ute will wear build number 111.
Bev McIntosh-Brock, Peter Brock’s ex-girlfriend of 28 years, chose to donate 50 percent of the Director’s sale price to The Lighthouse Foundation, which supports youth homelessness. The rest of the money from all three limited-edition cars will go to The Smith Family, helping to fund 55 scholarships for South Australian children.
All three special Commodore feature numerous improvements, including Magnetic Ride Control—the Magnum gets a sedan-tuned FE3 suspension—and cross-drilled brake rotors. Holden also developed engine and transmission cooling packages for the cars.
Commodore Motorsport is limited to 1,200 units, while Director and Magnum are limited to 360 and 240 vehicles, respectfully. The auction will take place as part of the Holden Dream Cruise on October 15, 2017.