Holden is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Holden ute and highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment of support to its 1.6 million customers via a re-imagined and re-defined VE Series 2 SSV Redline Ute called TribUTE.
The Holden TribUTE is powered by a Chevrolet Performance 6.2 litre, 525 horsepower (392 kilowatt) LS3 V8 engine connected to a T56 Super Magnum six-speed manual transmission, and comes with GM Level-3 Track Capable Spec FE3 suspension, upgraded front and rear cross-drilled Brembo brakes, and staggered 20-inch wheels.
A Holden Certified Service Outlet and GM Certified Collision Repairer will use Holden Genuine and ACDelco Parts to turn the car into something Holden says will be “truly unique”. When finished, the ute will become a competition prize, with the winner of the Holden TribUTE to receive the keys to the car at a private handover event with Supercars legend Craig Lowndes.
“Almost 70 years ago, an Australia icon was born,” said GM Australia and New Zealand in a press release. “Good looking, yet rugged, versatile and durable, a workhorse that evolved into a thoroughbred. A hard-worker, with a laid-back attitude; a symbol of the Australian way of life – the Holden Ute.
“In 1951, the first ever Holden Ute rolled off the production line, giving birth to an icon that spans multiple generations and has engrained itself into our culture.
“From the much-loved FJ Holden Ute, to the final VF II, every model went on to make its own colourful and character-filled contribution to the legend that is the Holden Ute. After 70 years of evolution, the Holden Ute will forever remain linked to its heritage by the lion emblem it proudly displays.”
To enter the competition, Holden owners need to have their vehicle serviced at a Holden Certified Service Outlet or Purchase ACDelco oil through the GM Trade Parts programme.
Terms and conditions apply, which can be viewed at acdelco.com.au/offers.