- 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT

      5 of the Greatest Cars built in Australia

      It has been 3 years since Holden built their final car for the Australian market. Let's go back in time and look at the cars that shaped Oz.

      Holden VF Commodore SS

      Holden VF Commodore SS

      Holden VF Commodore

      The Holden Commodore (VF) is an executive car produced between June 2013 to October 2017. It is the fourth and final generation of the Commodore to be manufactured in Australia. The Commodore range included sedans and wagons and also the high-end luxury sedans sold under the Calais nameplate. The VF is also available as a ute sold as the VF Ute. The VF SS V sedan was imported to the U.S. market and sold as the Chevrolet SS. Holden's in house tunning divison Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) used the VF platform for their Gen-F performance cars such as the Clubsport, Grange, and Senator. The best car based on this platform is the HSV GTSR W1 which is the fastest and most powerful production car built in Australia.

      1952 Holden 48-215

      1952 Holden 48-215

      Holden 48-215

      The Holden 48-215 is a mid-size sedan built by Holden between November 1948 and October 1953. The 48-215 or also known unofficially as the FX was the first car built by General Motors to bear the Holden name. The original design was originally going to be used for the American market but the body style was too small for the post-war market. The FX came with a 132.5 cubic inch inline 6 and a 3-speed manual was the only transmission available.

      1972 Chrysler VH Charger E49

      1972 Chrysler VH Charger E49

      Chrysler VH Charger

      The Chrysler VH Valiant was a two door coupe introduced by Chrysler Australia in 1971. The Charger was a short wheel base variant of the Valiant. The Charger range was introduced in 1971, consisted of the Charger, Charger XL, Charger 770, Charger R/T (Road/Track). All Chargers came with V8's ranging from a 3.5L to the top of the range Charger 770 SE which had a 5.6L and 3 speed automatic.

      HDT Commodore SS Group A

      HDT Commodore SS Group A

      Holden Dealer Team Commodore SS Group A

      The Commodore SS Group A was modified by Holden's original tuner, the Holden Dealer Team. The SS Group A existed as a homologation special of the existing VL Commodore, created as a requirment to allow the use of the Commodore in Group A touring car racing. The FISA regulations required manufacturers to build at least 5,000 base models and a further 500 "Evolution" models. The SS Group A was a successful in touring car racing. Allan Moffat and John Harvey drove their Commodore's to victory at the first race of the World Touring Car Championship in 1987 at Monza.

      1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III

      1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III

      Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III

      The Ford Flacon XY GTHO Phase III was built for homologation, looks almost identical to the existing XY Falcon GT. The Phase III featured a heavily upgraded engine, a four-speed top-loader gearbox, and a Detriot locker nine inch differential. The Phase III was also a winner at the 1971 Bathurst 500, driven by Allan Moffat. The Phase III is a highly collectable car with high-end prices for prime examples. Some GTHO's have sold for more than AU$1.0million

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      Comments (3)

      • What about Monaro, especially VZ? It was exported to USA as Pontiac GTO and UK as Vauxhall VXR. Jeremy Clarkson famously said about VXR "I can't believe it... I've fallen in love... with a Vauxhall!" I have another story about it. My wife and I were in beer hall Augustiner-Keller in Munich. Two gentlemen joined us and we started talking about Australia, amongst other things. They were commenting how good Monaro is. They were business partners, one an Englishman from Southampton, another is from Munich. The one from Munich was in in Southampton for business and was so impressed with his Vauxhall VXR, that when he found out it's available in LHD as Pontiac GTO, he arranged for one to be brought from America. Of course, we should not forget Bolwell and Elfin. As to Chrysler VH Charger , it was not a great car. According to report by NSW Police into several rollovers, it was removed from Police patrol service because it for found to have handling issues at high speed. By the way, Allan Moffat and John Harvey in their Commodore not only won at Monza in 1987, but they also came oh so very close to podium in Spa 24 Hours that year. They finished 4th.

          2 months ago
      • The Chrysler and XY are correct other ones not

          2 months ago
      • I love the falcon to death. Would love to own one.

          2 months ago

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