AN EXTREMELY rare, limited edition Holden HSV VN SS Group A will go under the hammer on Saturday - and is set to far surpass its previous six-figure auction record.
This car is build #002 of only 302 constructed in Australia and has just over 36,000 kilometres on the clock, which makes it a highly sought-after Holden vehicle.
"We auctioned the same model back in April, which broke an Australian world record price, and we believe this one being build #002 might just break it again based on the amount of inquiry we have had already," Lloyds Auctions chief operating officer Lee Hames said.
The car has only had two owners from new, with the current owner having the vehicle since 1994.
This series was the last of the Group A Holdens, and at the time these cars were produced, the Group A rules required a manufacturer to build a minimum of 500 vehicles of a specific make.
This was the reason Holden produced the VN SS Group A, and although they built only 302 units, the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) granted Holden an exemption and allowed them to compete in the 1991 and 1992 Group A championships.
The price of these cars has skyrocketed in the past couple of years, and this car is expected to break new records on the back of the retirement of the Holden brand.
"This iconic car is a timepiece in Australian motor sporting history, and serious enthusiasts will need to be verified prior to bidding due to the important significance of this car," Mr Hames said.
There will also be a range of other classic cars going under the hammer such as Kerry Packer's 1977 Jaguar XJS, Glenn Seton's 1997 championship winning Ford Credit Falcon EL, and many other special rides.
Bids can be made in person on the day, or you can view the car and bid online here.
To browse the collection and view other classic cars on offer visit www.lloydsauctions.com.au
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