Holden EJ

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Holden EJ Premier

Holden EJ

1962 - 1963
Country:
Australia
Engine:
6 cyl.
Capacity:
2262 cc
Power:
75 bhp / 56kW
Transmission:
3 spd. man
Top Speed:
132 km/h
Number Built:
154,811
Collectability:
3 star
Produced between 1961 and 1963, the "EJ" was the first of a bold new shape for the Holden. Gone were the fins of the previous EK model, and a new flat boot and lower roofline was created to keep pace with the more modern looking Ford Falcons.

The EJ was designed from the Opel Kapitan, but incorporated some American influence, particularly in regard to consideration of aerodynamics. The trusty "grey" motor was carried over from the previous model, albeit with a few refinements.

The EJ was the first model to introduce the new luxury "Premier" model, with innovations such as full leather interiors (dropped after two years), bucket seats and a console with controls for the two speed fan heater.

The Premier also featured metallic paint, a push button AM radio and arm rests on all four doors (sedan) and came standard with the Hydramatic 3 speed automatic transmission.

A number of factory options were fitted as standard equipment, such as a hand brake warning light, glove box light and luggage compartment light (sedan).

The steering wheel, gear selector, heater switch and turn indictor switches, previously only in grey, were now all color coded white for an up-market appearance.

The brakes were now duo servo and the front suspension was improved along with the Hydramatic. Interestingly when the new EJ was being tested around Australia the only camouflage used was the removal of the Holden badges, replaced with those from Opel.

The EJ also retained its two commercial offerings in the Utility and Panel Van. The 1,000,000th Holden was an EJ Premier, and it was produced on 26th October 1962.

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Also see:


Holden EJ Specifications
Holden EJ Premier Brochure
Holden Grey Motor
Holden History
Holden Car Commercials
Nasco Holden Accessories Commercials
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