1996 HOLDEN HSV VS GTS-R COMMODORE
HIGHLIGHTS: – Genuine VS GTS-R Commodore – Number 11 of only 85 ever built – Original XU3 ‘Yellah’ paintwork – Correct GTS-R bodykit and wing – Matching numbers 5.7L V8 engine – Six speed manual transmission – Factory 17×7 Charcoal tri-spoke wheels – Showing 48,201 kms from new – Original log books and HSV compendium
This 1996 Holden HSV GTS-R is number 11 of only 85 ever built making these cars one of the lowest production HSV’s ever made. The GTS-R was the flagship model of the late 90s and certainly one of the most polarising cars ever to leave HSV. All 85 GTS-R’s were finished in the signature XU3 ‘Yellah’ paintwork, featured a carbon fibre body kit with over the top Group A race inspired rear wing and were visually identical with a numbered build plate mounted on the dash.
The body of the car is well presented and wears the majority of its original paintwork. GTS-R bodykit includes carbon fibre lower grille intake, side skirt trims, rear décor panel, rear bumper highlight and wheel centre caps. The massive rear wind is an adaption of the design used in the HRT Group A race cars of the time and is adjustable in angle with carbon fibre centre bar and end plates. GTS-R decals down the side let people know exactly what it is. While this car has the HRT optimised sticker on the side it is not one of the 12 that received that option.
The interior is all completely factory in presentation and in good condition as you would expect of a car that has travelled less than 50,000kms. The seats are well bolstered and both front and rear seats and door trim inserts wear the unique yellow GTS-R cloth insert trim. The centre console and steering wheel are both trimmed with contrasting yellow stitching. Standard features include power windows, cruise control and air conditioning. The dash of this particular car is signed by three time V8 supercar champion and HRT driver at the time, Craig Lowndes.
Under the bonnet is the factory, matching numbers 5.7L fuel injected V8 engine rated at 215kw. The engine is paired to the original Tremec T56, six speed manual transmission and power is fed to the rear wheels via the Hydratrak differential. Independent suspension all round as standard makes sure that the GTS-R can handle like you would expect for a performance sedan. The brakes are HSV 2 piston calipers up front and single pistons in the rear with ABS.
The odometer on the car is displaying just 48,201 kms from new and the car comes with a folder that contains the original log books, HSV compendium and various receipts and registration certificates from over the years. These cars being one of the lowest production HSV’s ever produced, along with their striking visual styling and top of the tree status make for extremely collectible vehicles today and a great investment grade modern muscle car.
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