Australia’s Most Expensive Car

28. May 2014 12:00 by Rare Spares in General  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Last year the most expensive Holden ever sold, the Monaro HRT 427, went back on the market with an asking price of one million dollars.

Before this listing, the previous owner Shawn “Chooka” Ryan, who paid $920,000 for the car, was forced in 2010 to resell it.

The HRT 427 was one of two built in 2002 to showcase Holden and HSV's engineering prowess.

No expense was spared in the build of the HRT 427, which combines a handbuilt Tremec T56 six-speed manual gearbox mated to a heavy duty 9000Nm clutch, an AP Racing six-piston brake package and half roll cage.

This is still the most expensive car ever sold in Australia, topping the previous $750,000 price payed for a Ford Falcon 1971 GTHO Phase III.

Six years ago another Holden nearly claimed this title, with the owner of a 60-year-old Holden knocking back an offer of $900,000, listing it for sale at $1.2 million. The FX Holden from 1948, the year Holden opened its doors in Australia, was number 46 of only 112 cars sold that year and is believed to be one of only three still in existence.

To our knowledge the car didn’t sell for the asking price and the owner held onto it.

 

Photo Thanks To CarsGuide.com.au

FE-HR Holden Owners Club ACT Receive New Flags

18. March 2014 09:32 by Rare Spares in General  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

In 1987 the FE-HR Owners Club of ACT was started in order to cater for Holden enthusiasts with a shared passion for 56-67’ models, introduced after the FX-FJ’s and before the first Holden factory V8’s.

Over the years the club has opened its doors to include members who have an interest in any Holden model, whether their vehicles are restored show cars, modified street machines or modern vehicles.

The club has been involved in a number of fantastic events: they have hosted several ACT Holden Day events, the 10th FE-FC Holden Nationals in Jindabyne NSW during Easter 2005, the 9th ACT Holden Day in 2007, as well as the 8th HD-HR Holden Nationals in 2009. The club also runs monthly activities for their club members and participates in local and interstate runs and displays with many of the Holden Car Clubs of Australia.

Most recently, on the 16th February, the club has participated in a drive to Malua Bay, NSW. They have also recently held ‘Scotty’s Run to the Cotter’ – an annual event held to commemorate one of their own club members, Scott Dunkley. An exciting upcoming event for the club is ‘Shannons Wheels Day’ on the 16th March, in which the club will have their own car display.

The FE-HR Owners Club ACT INC. was recently awarded four feather flags for their continued loyalty to Rare Spares.  Standing at 4.6 metres tall, these flags will ensure that the club will not be missed at future events they are part of. 

“The flags look great,” said Graham Pryce, Club Manager.

 The club was able to redeem this fantastic reward with the points they had accumulated through the Rare Spares Loyalty Club. The Rare Spares Loyalty Club rewards loyal customers! Registered car clubs receive exclusive discounts and points which can be redeemed for great rewards like marquees and flags and other promotional items.  

Rare Spares hot tip – The more members registered to your car club under our loyalty program the more rewards we can offer your club and your members! Register your member’s today https://www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty

Holden Enthusiasts Come Together For The 2014 All Holden Day In Geelong

5. March 2014 13:40 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

On Saturday March 1st, Rare Spares sponsored and attended the 2014 All Holden Day in Geelong.

The annual event at the Geelong Showgrounds has been hosted by the Holden FX – HZ Car Club for years, showcasing Holdens, from the 1948 FX to the 2013 VF.

The event unites Holden enthusiasts each year and is open to all makes and models, resulting in a colourful and varied display. 

From 9am – 4pm guests enjoyed competitions, food stalls, trade sites, S.E.S. demonstrations and family entertainment, including a jumping castle and temporary tattooing.

Thousands of people were in attendance, some guests even travelling interstate for the event, and hundreds of cars were set up.

Rare Spares were proud to be sponsors and had a lot of fun on the day meeting the many enthusiasts that make this event possible!

V8 and V6 Holdens of NSW Unite Under Their New Loyalty Club Banner

12. February 2014 13:32 by Rare Spares in General  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Looking for a car club in NSW? The NSW V8 Holden Club meet on the first Monday of each month to share their love of V6 and V8 Holdens.

With regular social outings and events such as car shows, cruises, BBQ’s and more, the club has much to offer. Club members range from young to old, male and female, and are open to ALL makes and models of 6 cylinder V6 and V8 Holdens.

The club are loyal Rare Spares customers and were recently awarded a banner through the Loyalty Club program, which they display proudly at events.

 The Rare Spares Loyalty program rewards car clubs with a point system that accumulates club points for each dollar spent in store. These points can then be redeemed for great rewards such as a branded banner, flags or a marquee.

To find out more about the Loyalty Club, visit http://www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty or to find out more about the NSW V8 Holden Car Club, e-mail nswv8holdenclub@y7mail.com.

The EH Holden Car Club Of Victoria Celebrate With New Chairs At The 50th Anniversary Show n’ Shine

6. January 2014 15:32 by Rare Spares in Rare Spares  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)

The EH Holden Car Club of Victoria received a generous Christmas present from Rare Spares for their continued loyalty: 20 branded canvas chairs.

Printed front and back, the chairs were made especially for the EH Holden 50th Anniversary Show n’ Shine event and make a great accompaniment to the branded banner the club has already received from Rare Spares.

The club were able to redeem this fantastic prize for points accumulated through the Rare Spares Loyalty Club & will come in handy at events.

The EH Holden Car Club of Victoria is open to anyone who owns an EH or an EJ Holden, or anyone who shares a passion for the model.

The Rare Spares Loyalty Club rewards loyal customers! Registered car clubs receive exclusive discounts, points which can be redeemed for great prizes like the marquee, as well as product information specific to the vehicle being represented.

Check out what’s available for car clubs at http://www.rarespares.net.au/loyalty