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Last chance to order HSV's hot W427

In the red: Prospective HSV W427 owners will have to place orders by April 28.

HSV prepares to pull the shutters down on its high-priced 7.0-litre supercar

8 Apr 2009

HOLDEN Special Vehicles will close the books on its flagship W427 in three weeks to allow production of the $155,500 supercar to finish mid-year.

Late last year, HSV announced that the W427 would be terminated ahead of schedule, with a maximum of 200 examples built rather than the original plan of 427.

HSV this week advised GoAuto that only about 120 had been ordered to date.

The company announced that the order books would close on the 7.0-litre supercar at 5pm on Tuesday, April 28.

HSV managing director Phil Harding said that would be the last chance for prospective owners to order “a piece of Australian motoring history and one of the finest cars ever produced in this country”.

“We announced late last year the last build for the W427 would be mid-2009 and we now need to confirm orders for the final build of the program,” he said.

Despite the slow market response for the car, HSV believes it might still become a valuable collector’s car in years to come.

“Existing customers belong to a very exclusive club and those considering the purchase of an HSV W427 have one last chance to join them,” said Mr Harding.

“Who knows what the market for exotic muscle cars will look like in the future? “The purchase of a W427 might represent a savvy investment opportunity – as well as delivering a driving experience that is pure exhilaration and excitement.”

The W427 represented a big investment for HSV and was launched in July last year as by far the most expensive HSV model ever in celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary.

It was meant to stay in production for at least two years to meet anticipated demand, and HSV even had to create a dedicated line at its Clayton base to hand-build the car at the rate of only a handful a week.

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