The Rare lions - Revisiting one of the Rarest GROUP A's of all time

Back at a time when Australia was serious about muscle cars, a popular beverage company took one of Holden’s most desirable creations at the time, and made it even more special. Here we will take a look at the ultra-exclusive 1991 HSV VN SS GROUP A (TOOHEYS GROUP A) It was the year 1991 and Brocky was back on Holden’s books, driving the VN Group A SS like a bat out of hell. The VN Grou... [More]

When scrap comes back – The revival of the Datsun 240k

When it comes to cars that flew under the radar, it is hard to think that the humble Datsun 240k would ever become a collector’s item, but like many unique cars of the era, they are growing in appeal and value. The 240k was released in the early 70’s from the growing Japanese Datsun brand and debuted into a market filled with HQ Holden’s, VH Valiant’s and XA Falcon’s... [More]

End of model Runout - The Monaro that Almost Was

The Holden Monaro has been one of Australia’s most iconic cars and one that has defined our motoring pedigree as we know it, but there is one model that never carried the great nameplate, and that’s the Holden HX LE Coupe. The unofficial final model of the original Monaro series that began with the HK in 1968, was the limited edition Holden HX LE coupe and was released on September 2... [More]

Rare Spares Fundraising Activities for Men’s Shed

Depression affects 1 in 8 men at some point in their life and can be attributed to many different factors such as personal health issues, life events/ circumstances and even isolation. The factors that lead to depression also make living an enjoyable and fulfilling life very difficult. The Australian Men’s Shed Association aims to tackle these issues by creating a space where its members can... [More]

Holden Heartbeat – Revisiting HRT

10. October 2016 14:14 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
When it comes to Australian motorsport, there is no team more iconic than the Holden Racing Team. HRT is one of most successful teams in the previous V8 Supercar series and here we will take a look at some of the defining moments in the team’s long history. HRT was formed in 1990 out of the joint venture that began a few years earlier between Holden Special Vehicles and Tom Walkinshaw Racing... [More]

Restoration Renaissance – A tribute to Les McVeigh, his two retiring partners and a look at the past and future of Rare Spares

7. October 2016 14:07 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
When it comes to keeping Aussie classics alive, there is no business that does it quite like Rare Spares. With a deeply rooted passion for all things automotive, the company has gone leaps and bounds to cover a variety of makes and models like no other. Rare Spares provides automotive enthusiasts across the country with the necessary life lines to keep their pride and joy running like a dream and ... [More]

That 70’s Show – Revisiting popular passenger cars of the 70’s

27. September 2016 10:55 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Back when Countdown was on TV and AC/DC rocked the airwaves, the Holden and Ford rivalry was spilling over from the 60’s and Japanese imports were becoming an increasingly popular choice. The 1970’s produced some of our most loved vehicles and here we will take a look at how the automotive landscape existed in this groovy era. Holden was the powerhouse against Ford and accounted for 1/... [More]

Holden Heritage Collection – Driving Down Memory Lane

21. September 2016 14:16 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
When it comes to cars, our passion generally extends beyond the vehicles themselves. Car parts, posters and memorabilia go hand in hand with automotive obsession, and when the Royal Australian Mint decided to produce a collection dedicated to one of Australia’s most loved brands, the team here at Rare Spares couldn’t have been more excited. The Holden Heritage Collection is a series of... [More]

Torana Triumph – The Holden of the Future

13. September 2016 15:09 by Rare Spares in General, Rare Spares  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
The Holden Torana is one of Australia’s most loved cars and with many still on the road today, it’s easy to see that they are just as popular as ever. With both the LC and LJ cementing their place in our proud motoring history, there was one model that almost defined it, the Torana GTR-X. The GTR-X was a product of the ambitious 1970’s Holden motor company who was out to produce ... [More]

When the going gets tough – Looking back at the Holden One Tonner

6. September 2016 14:48 by Rare Spares in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
When it comes to workhorses, there is no vehicle more Australian than the iconic Ute. With a perfect mix of comfort and practicality, this timeless shape has been one of our countries favourites since the 1930’s. Although Ford claims bragging rights for being the first to introduce the ute to the Australian market, Holden has produced many notable examples, but none more distinct than the cl... [More]