When released the all new Holden Commodore VT Series 1 (1997 – 1999), budget time and emission restrictions would mean that we would see development cease on the locally built Holden V8 and it would be the last time in history that we would see a local built Holden / HSV powered vehicle. When released in 1997 the HSV VT GTS Series 1 was ahead of it’s time and offered unrivalled performance across Australia and 99% of performance sedans of the world, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson stated the VT GTS Series 1 as almost being a twin to the Austin Martin Vantage and a reminder of the Lotus Carlton. But Most importantly, it is the LAST of the true Aussie Built HSV muscle cars. Sure, the Series 2 and later model LS engines produce more power; but you just can’t deny that the Holden motor is one of the sweetest things you will ever hear and not many can beat the sound of that Lion-Hearted, Aussie Built Holden Stroker. Does it get any better?! This would have to be top of the ladder as far as the VT HSV range goes. From its vibrant Sting Red paintwork to the optional Pewter coloured leather interior this VT GTS ticks all the boxes. Adding to the desirability is the ever so popular electric sunroof. Power is supplied by the 5.7 later stroker engine (producing 220KW) available in the GTS model and backed by a 6-speed manual transmission. The build number on this GTS is #294 of 399 units released. Of them, 263 were fitted with the M34 code manual transmission. The only modifications to this GTS is an upgraded “SS Inductions” branded airbox (original one included, see pictures) and an immobiliser. Sounds as good as it looks!! It also still retains its original logbooks and owners manual. So if you want a little bit old school Aussie V8 power mixed with new school HSV comfort and collectability contact Muscle Car Warehouse today to arrange a video inspection.