Last Commodore-based Chevy SS trundles down the production line at Holden’s manufacturing plant in South Australia
Another chapter in Holden’s local manufacturing history has closed today, with the final example of the export version of the Holden Commodore, the American specification Chevy (Chevrolet) SS making its way down the production line at Holden’s factory in Elizabeth, South Australia before production of all models ends in October.
The final example was finished in black and fitted with a manual transmission. It is believed that the car was bought by a Chevrolet dealer or a General Motors employee.
The order books for the Chevy SS closed in April, and Holden has shipped 12,953 examples of the Chevy SS to the United States since 2014. And between 2007 and 2009, Holden exported approximately 41,000 examples of the VE Commodore based Pontiac G8 to the Land of the Free.
Additionally, around 31,500 Pontiac GTOs (Holden Monaros to you and I) were sent over between 2004 and 2005.
Holden has also ceased production of the export version of the Holden Caprice, the Chevrolet Caprice Patrol Car, which was primarily used for police duty. Only 7,305 examples had been produced since 2011.