The program covers Holdens from the original 48-215 through to the VS Commodore. Holden After Sales boss John Scotton says the program means owners of classic Holdens can now buy high-quality replacement parts and accessories that are manufactured using original Holden tooling.
"Holden and Rare Spares have a shared vision of seeing historic Holden vehicles admired and driven long after they have left the showroom," Scotton said.
"It was a natural fit for our organisations to come together to offer Holden enthusiasts access to parts and accessories that will assist them to restore their vehicles back to Holden's original standards," he added.
Rare Spares boss David Rayner says that while the company has a long history of manufacturing classic Holden vehicle parts, the Holden Restoration Parts by Rare Spares program would improve both the availability and price of parts and accessories.
"Making low-volume parts at an affordable price can be difficult, so working with Holden will allow us to rapidly increase the number of products under the new brand, as well as enabling us to ensure quality and consistent supply of existing product," Rayner said.
"We look forward to being able to extend these benefits to Holden restorers, so that they can continue to bring their classic Holdens back to A1 condition for generations to come."
Rare Spares sponsored drivers, Will Davison and Maurice Fabietti, were in attendancefor the launch, andFabietti brought alonghis doorslammer Monaro, which attracted a lot of attention! Holden's current Chairman and Managing Director, Mike Devereux, took time out of his busy schedule to come down and look over Fabietti's doorslammer as well asa pair of classic 48-215 utes. Devereux seemed genuinely interested in the inner workings of both cars, asking Fabietti a lot of questions and poring overtheutes as well.Devereux also took time to chat with Davison and Garth Tander about all things Holden and motor racing.
Through participating Holden dealers, the Rare Spares distributor network or online at www.holdenrestorationparts.com.au, restorers can access parts such as badges, decals, wheel caps and trims, engine and cooling components, electrical components and lights and lenses.