Muscle cars can be risky business. Ford’s Falcon GT-HO proved that in the pre-GFC boom. Holden, too, has had its share of mortgage-worthy muscle. But the GTS-R hasn’t been so desirable.
Despite packing a suite of special go-fast goodies – long-stroke V8, Hydratrak diff, six-speed gearbox – the 85 GTS-Rs built weren’t the brainchild of a racing legend like the low-volume HDT Director, or a stillborn one-off project like the HRT 427.
And this may be why over the years GTS-Rs, in various condition, have traded for wildly varying prices. And while we would have scoffed at number 30’s six-figure ask five years ago, it could be relatively cheap in the future.
HSV has all but confirmed it will build another GTS-R to send off the Commodore, which could drag up the collectability of originals as buyers snap them up to mothball in their garage.
It’s a risk, but muscle cars always have been.
For more details you can find the HSV GTS VS for sale on tradeuniquecars.com.au.
Check out the Wheels review of the HSV GTS-R originally published in 1995.
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