In 2020, GM broke every Australian’s heart when they announced the discontinuation of Holden after an unparalleled history of producing some of the world’s most iconic cars.
There’s nothing quite like a Holden, and many are still holding out that these cars will be seen on the road and racetrack again one day. And while car enthusiasts sit back eagerly waiting for the Holden to be re-released, there is one way to get your hands on any of these classic racing and road machines: Holden diecast model cars.
What is a diecast model car?
A diecast model car is a replica of a vehicle made by using various metals, plastics and resins. These are then painted and accessorised to create very accurate reproductions of the real thing. Although they vary in detail, these pieces will always feature an immaculate paint job with particular attention to the logo and other decals.
What makes these things so cool?
The small size of diecast model cars means that they are highly detailed and designed to make them look as accurate as possible to their real-life counterparts.
Diecast models come with a variety of features and accessories that go above and beyond what is needed for just a standard toy car: opening doors or boots, detailed interiors, working speedometers and more. The makers of these models take a lot of pride in their work and go above and beyond to make the best possible replica.
Holden diecast model cars: a dream come true?
If you’re a Holden-lover, these models scratch that itch while you wait for the real deal to return. And if you are a diehard diecast car collector, these Holden model cars would be the perfect addition to your collection. Some of the most popular Holden diecast model cars currently available on the market include:
- Holden Torana
- Holden Monaro
- Holden Commodore
- Holden EF
- Holden EH
- Holden Sandman Panel Van
Additionally, many manufacturers of Holden model cars also make replicas of Holden racing accessories such as James Courtney’s Holden sponsored helmet and silver-plated Holden collectable penny sets.
So how do I get my hands on one?
Getting your hands on a Holden car isn’t difficult if you know where to look. However, instead of going to your run-of-the-mill toy store, it may be better to visit a specialty diecast shop to find Holden models that are often exclusive and rare.
Additionally, you can check out a variety of vendors online to see if they carry the specific Holden model you are searching for. Many models are limited editions, so if you jump on buying them now, you might save yourself some money later.
Celebrate Holden’s legacy with a diecast model replica
Just because they aren’t making Holden cars anymore doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on a replica of your favourite model. Diecast models are the perfect way to celebrate Holden’s legacy and will remain a collectable item for years to come.