Did someone ask for a quick stocktake of the last ‘real’ Commodores left in dealerships? Hey, we’re here to help
Just nine Holden VF Commodores/utes remain in stock, according to a Holden spokesperson. And the bewst bit? Each of them has a V8 under the bonnet.
Fans of the V8-powered ute can rejoice, with just a single example remaining in stock, a Magnum special edition, in ‘Phantom Black’. Holden built 240 Magnum utes to farewell the VF Commodore, and only 174 ‘Red Hot’ MSE sedans were built with automatic transmissions, while 173 self self-shifting shifting ‘Heron White’ sedans rolled off the production line. The ‘Phantom Black’ Magnum ute is even rarer, with just 39 automatics built in the limited-production run.
MANUALS ARE GONE
There isn’t a single VF Commodore with a V8 engine and manual transmission combo left in stock. Four of the remaining cars are SS V Redline sedans (one in ‘Red Hot’, one in ‘Phantom Black’, one in ‘Slipstream Blue’, and one in ‘Heron White’), a pair of Motorsport Edition (MSE) sedans in ‘Heron White’ and ‘Red Hot’, two ‘Heron White’ Directors and just one ‘Phantom Black’ Magnum ute.
LIGHTS OUT IN OZ
The news of the remaining cars confirms that every Sportswagon, on, regular ute, Calais and Caprice has now been sold. The last Aussie-built Ford Falcon took two years to o sell, with a blue XR8 Sprint only being discovered after a dealership was sold.