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Last V8 roars off into history

Tuesday, 13th March, 2018

SC Motors’ General Manager Matt Clark with Mat Hodges and son Owen (21 months) and the new V8 Motorsport (pictured right) next to its new counterpart the V6 Commodore. SC Motors’ General Manager Matt Clark with Mat Hodges and son Owen (21 months) and the new V8 Motorsport (pictured right) next to its new counterpart the V6 Commodore.

Mat and Melissa Hodges have bought the last new Holden V8 in the Silver City.

The couple purchased it from Silver City Motors over the weekend, and SC Motors’ General Manager, Matt Clark, said it was the last local one to be sold from the plant in South Australia.

“It’s one of the last Australian made V8s,” he said. “The new Commodores will be made in Germany. They are a mixture of four-cylinder front-wheel drive and V6 all-wheel drive.

“It’s the end of an era. 

“We had the V8 on the lot for about three or four months. The one we sold was a limited edition Motorsport.

“Only 1200 had been made and three were sold in Broken Hill.

“There was a lot of interest in the V8.”

Mat said he and Melissa were very happy with their purchase.

“It’s great, I love it, my wife loves it and my son loves it.

“We wanted a V8 for a while and this was the last one.

“Silver City Motors did too good of a deal to knock it back.”

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