The final HSV Maloo GTSR is for sale for almost a million dollars
A future collector for sure!
Born in 1990, the HSV Maloo is the sporty version of the Holden Ute, a small pickup truck that is very popular in Australia. With its specific chassis settings and atypical V8 engine, the Maloo GTSR has a strong personality. Unfortunately, HSV's adventure came to an end on 31 December 2020 and took with it the Maloo, whose production ended in 2017.
The very last example produced is now on sale at Gardner Autos. A true final landmark in HSV's history and proudly displaying the number 600/600, the vehicle in question has only 151 km (94 mi) on the clock and has never been registered. With such attributes, it is normal that the asking price easily reaches new heights.
The dealer is asking a whopping AU$749,998 (€481,329/US$579,070/£419,155) before tax. Do you think this is expensive? The car was originally listed at AU$899,998 (€577,596/US$694,893/£502,986)! That's a bargain for a piece of HSV's history. To top it all off, the car still has its seat covers and the multiple plastic protections installed in the factory.
But the most interesting part of this car is obviously under the bonnet. A mighty 6.2-litre V8 with 583 PS and 740 Nm of torque makes the HSV Maloo GTSR a real racing machine. This impressive engine is combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox that sends all this power to the rear wheels.