What is a Holden Walkinshaw?
The name Walkinshaw has become synonymous with performance cars in Australia for decades. Ever since Tom Walkinshaw became Holden’s official partner and established Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) in 1988, the family has been making Australian’s cars go faster.
How much is a Holden Walkinshaw worth?
A 1988 Holden VL Walkinshaw SS Group A homologation special has been listed for sale in NSW, with price expectations “in excess of $1 million.” Of the 750 Walkinshaw SS cars built, this example is number 439.
How much is an original VL Walkinshaw worth?
A distinctive-looking 30-year-old Holden Commodore has reached a new price record at auction. A 1988 VL Commodore Walkinshaw Group A SS sold at a Burns & Co auction on Sunday in Moama in rural New South Wales for a previously unheard-of $340,000.
How much does a Walkinshaw upgrade cost?
Described by the performance modders at Walkinshaw as “by far the most powerful performance enhancement available for a Commodore that Walkinshaw Performance Products has ever produced”, the package upgrade – which costs $25,990 fitted – brings the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine’s performance to a staggering 547kW and 880Nm.
Who owns Walkinshaw automotive Group?
Racing car driver and automotive entrepreneur Tom Walkinshaw teamed up with Holden in the late 1980s to produce HSVs and so Walkinshaw Automotive Group was born. Since Tom passed away in 2010, his son Ryan and widow Martine have served as directors of the company, which remains privately owned by the family.
Where is Walkinshaw from?
Walkinshaw racing is an Australian motor racing team based in the Melborne suburb of Clayton. It was founded by a touring car racer Tom Walkinshaw as an auto racing team and engineering firm in 1976, in Kidlington, near Oxfrod, England.
How much did last Holden sell for?
The ‘last’ Holden made in Australia has sold at auction for $750,000. The red Commodore V8 sedan wasn’t the very last car to roll off the general assembly line at the South Adelaide plant in October 2017 but it was the “last body to leave the bodyshop and enter/exit the paintshop”.
What exhaust does Walkinshaw use?
The exclusive Walkinshaw Performance Dual Active Cat back exhaust is a high quality stainless steel high flow exhaust system and was designed exclusively by Walkinshaw Performance for those enthusiasts who want seriously good looks as well as performance, without the drone.
What is a VL Commodore?
The Holden Commodore (VL) is a mid-size car that was produced by Holden from 1986 to 1988. It was the final iteration of the first generation of the Holden Commodore and included the luxury variant, Holden Calais (VL). Between February 1986 and August 1988, 151,801 VL model Commodores were built.