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Re: Holden car brand disappearing as General Motors announce end.
« Reply #1 : February 16, 2020, 22:30:44 »
This was hinted at a few weeks ago and pooh poohed by all and sundry.

It'll be a be interesting to see whether or not they've correctly estimated the market response in Australia.
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Re: Holden car brand disappearing as General Motors announce end.
« Reply #2 : February 16, 2020, 22:43:13 »
Sad news, but the writing has been on the wall for a while.
I've been considering finally putting a Holden in my shed (again) as a collector car and I think I know exactly which model I will be looking for.
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« Reply #3 : February 17, 2020, 01:19:14 »
Sales of the latest versions of the Commodore have been poor. 
I don't think that they are a value for money proposition or of any great build / finish either . Have had a squizz at a couple at various times, inc the awd and never got that : " ooh, I'd like one of those " feelings.
Various models for the collector to grab.

Funny enough I saw a white V8 P76 , factory alloys, rear venetian and sunvisor, with twin system  burbling through town yesterday and thought " nice ".
May have just been the V8 that got me-old habits  :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #4 : February 17, 2020, 01:23:09 »
Sad news, but the writing has been on the wall for a while.
I've been considering finally putting a Holden in my shed (again) as a collector car and I think I know exactly which model I will be looking for.
I was out yesterday checking some Torries and a lovely FC ute for a mate with the same idea :)

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Re: Holden car brand disappearing as General Motors announce end.
« Reply #5 : February 17, 2020, 01:28:22 »
Sad news, but the writing has been on the wall for a while.
I've been considering finally putting a Holden in my shed (again) as a collector car and I think I know exactly which model I will be looking for.
I was out yesterday checking some Torries and a lovely FC ute for a mate with the same idea :)

I know of an absolutely stunning '58 FC ute for sale - restored to factory original, for $27k. You couldn't restore one for anywhere near that.
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« Reply #6 : February 17, 2020, 01:48:20 »
Sad news, but the writing has been on the wall for a while.
I've been considering finally putting a Holden in my shed (again) as a collector car and I think I know exactly which model I will be looking for.
I was out yesterday checking some Torries and a lovely FC ute for a mate with the same idea :)

I know of an absolutely stunning '58 FC ute for sale - restored to factory original, for $27k. You couldn't restore one for anywhere near that.
Good price, grab it Dave :goodjob2:

An EK ute would be ok as well, I’d love an FJ :cool:

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GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia
« Reply #7 : February 17, 2020, 02:44:11 »
General Motors has said it will retire the iconic Australian car brand Holden as it leaves more markets.

The American car giant said it will wind down Holden sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand by next year.

It also said China's Great Wall Motors had agreed to buy its manufacturing plant in Thailand.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51499775
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« Reply #9 : February 17, 2020, 04:15:13 »
I would love my 79 HZ Premier sedan, Brown, V8, auto, air, 4 wheel disc, lsd , cloth interior,  factory stainless headlight covers, passenger side shelf under dash and air compressor for the air shocks with controls in cabin, back.
Stolen one xmas eve  :blubber: :blubber: :blubber: :blubber:
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« Reply #10 : February 17, 2020, 04:27:32 »
I would love my 79 HZ Premier sedan, Brown, V8, auto, air, 4 wheel disc, lsd , cloth interior,  factory stainless headlight covers, passenger side shelf under dash and air compressor for the air shocks with controls in cabin, back.
Stolen one xmas eve  :blubber: :blubber: :blubber: :blubber:

Yes, but I'm enjoying it.  :D :lol: :rofl:
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Re: Holden car brand disappearing as General Motors announce end.
« Reply #11 : February 17, 2020, 05:50:43 »
I would love my 79 HZ Premier sedan, Brown, V8, auto, air, 4 wheel disc, lsd , cloth interior,  factory stainless headlight covers, passenger side shelf under dash and air compressor for the air shocks with controls in cabin, back.
Stolen one xmas eve  :blubber: :blubber: :blubber: :blubber:

Yes, but I'm enjoying it.  :D :lol: :rofl:
It was recovered.  :blubber: :blubber:
Been thrashed and cooked it so it left on a side street with interior cut up, paint scratched and gouged.
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia
« Reply #12 : February 17, 2020, 06:30:56 »
I have owned two Holdens but feel no foolish allegiance, especially when you hear these two rousing patriotic jingles.

:link: Chevrolet TV comercial 1970s - Baseball, Hot dogs, Apple pie, Chevrolet - ORIGINAL! - YouTube

:link: Holden cars - football, meat pies, kangaroos (Australian ad, 1970's) - YouTube
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« Reply #13 : February 17, 2020, 06:46:21 »
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Re: GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia
« Reply #14 : February 17, 2020, 15:33:41 »
To late Lester, already being discussed  :) :link: Holden car brand disappearing as General Motors announce end.
Yes I noticed in the general section.

It has now been moved to off topic world news motoring .

Merged together.
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