If you’re used to firing up eBay in readiness for a spot of VXR window shopping, you’re likely to have your work cut out for you when it comes to sourcing a Gen-F Maloo R8. Few were sold in the UK, and owners tend to be diehards who hang on to their immensely powerful utes.
MWP should be your first port of call. At the time of our photo shoot, Marc’s team was preparing an R8 for its new owner at the same time as giving a Heron White example a clean bill of health before advertising the mega-ute for sale. Marc’s a massive fan of the hugely entertaining Holden; the MWP boss owns two Maloos, one being the independently imported blue R8 you see here, the other a red Vauxhallbadged R8 LSA. If he hasn’t got the Maloo you’re after in stock, it’s highly likely he can find it for you.
The HSV & Holden Owners UK Facebook group is also a good shout. Members are keen to help one another source their next Monaro, Maloo or VXR8. Like Marc, the group’s members will also be able to provide helpful advice regarding the process of importing a Maloo direct from Australia.