1948 HOLDEN FX 48-215 SEDAN
Here is a piece of Australian motoring history, just like the one our Prime Minister in 1948, Ben Chifley, stood beside at the Fisherman's Bend factory in Melbourne in late 1948.
Three prototypes were built by hand in 1946 by American and Australian engineers at the General Motors workshop in Detroit. Months of durability and performance testing were undergone in the US before the three prototypes were shipped to Australia. Prototype number one was first registered (as a Chevrolet) in Victoria as JP-480 on 12 February 1947. It survives as part of the National Museum of Australia collection. Prototypes two and three were registered at the same time as JP-481 and JP-482.
We are not sure of the origins of this particular car, it may have been built at the GMH plant at Woodville SA, Fisherman's Bend Vic or one of the other state plants.
Powered by a 2.16Lt 6 cylinder engine, producing 45Kw and 135Nm of power and torque, it is delivered to the rear wheels via that infamous 3 on the tree (column mounted) gearshift. Whilst the performance isn't shattering, the strength and reliability of these first Holdens is legendary, they occupied most people's driveways in the 50's and won rallys and races around the country for years.
Eligible for Historic registration which means minimal on road costs, so you can enjoy driving it for fun and showing it at events and car shows.
Available to admire on our showroom floor in Adelaide.
We can arrange transport door to door Australia wide.
Finance - our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.
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