30 Years of HSV
This tri-fold stamp pack features images of HSV's (Holden Special Vehicles) through the years. Each pack contains 36 x $1 stamps and images of HSV's from 1988 to today.Read more
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This tri-fold stamp pack features images of HSV's (Holden Special Vehicles) through the years. Each pack contains 36 x $1 stamps and images of HSV's from 1988 to today.
Australian-made muscle cars took on a new maturity when HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) opened its doors to the public in October, 1987. The establishment of the joint venture between General Motors Holden and the UK-based Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) group was a major coup not just for performance car connoisseurs, but also for the local automotive industry.
TWR’S diverse activities in race car development, design and engineering, were the perfect foundation for developing an organisation that would take the Australian muscle car into new areas of refinement and sophistication. HSV’s first task was clear-cut: to take the recently unveiled VL SS Group A SV to market. To do this, newly appointed Managing Director, John Crennan, embarked on a mission to employ a team capable of doing the job at the newly established Notting Hill facility in Melbourne’s south-east.
If any proof of the company’s credibility was needed, it was certainly there just three years later when the company built its 5,000th vehicle.
From the first Commodore VL-based Group A launch in 1988 to the 430kw GEN-F GTS – the most powerful performance production car ever built in Australia – HSV continues to provide a hungry fan-base with the touch of excitement not easily found in regular production cars.