2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction
Lot
146

2011 Holden HSV Senator 'Manual' Sedan

$60,000

Brisbane

Sold

Specifications

Engine V8, 6.2-litre
Gearbox 6-speed manual
Body Work Sedan
Colour Phantom
Interior Black
Trim Leather
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Discs

Description

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The official performance vehicle division of GMH based in Clayton, Victoria, Holden Special Vehicles was established in 1987, modifying models including the standard wheelbase Commodore, long-wheelbase Caprice and commercial Ute for domestic and export markets. First introduced with the VP series in 1992, the Senator was a more luxurious package compared with HSV’s Clubsport and GTS siblings, while offering similar performance levels. Strong sales resulted in the Senator becoming a regular part of the HSV line-up and, like the rest of the range, evolved with the introduction of each new Commodore model. Following the release of Holden’s all-new and much anticipated VE Commodore range in 2006, HSV unveiled the E Series. Initially fitted with the 6.0 LS2 motor, all Commodore-based HSV models received the new 6.2 LS3 unit in 2008. The E Series represented HSV's biggest investment to date, with the MRC suspension system alone costing A$4.5 million. Released in September 2010, the E3 version of the Senator E series (as offered here) was powered by the 6.2 LS3 and produced 317kW and 550Nm of torque. It also included the updated Holden VE II Commodore interior, a new exhaust and rear spoilers, along with HSV’s Enhanced Driver Interface. Just 520 E3 Senators were built before the introduction of the new Gen-F series in 2013 and with GMH’s demise, they are fast becoming hot property in the collector car market.