Australian Car Spotters Guide - 1949

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1949 Holden 48/215

Holden 48/215

  Also see: Holden Car Reviews and Holden 48/215 Specifications
General Motors-Holden's (GMH) - its technical and manufacturing expertise advanced through wartime mobilisation - accepted and completed the challenge of building the nation's first successfully mass-produced car. Adapted from a US design, the first Holden was nevertheless a uniquely Australian car, however it was far from luxurious. There were no chrome mouldings, no heater, a single driver only sunvisor, the windows were of a "flipper" design, and to obtain ventilation you needed to use the adjustable air scoop that was situated between the bonnet and windscreen. (In fact it would be many years for today's basic features to be introduced - as can be seen by viewing the EH Holden Nasco Accessory brochure in the PDF Gallery section of this web site).
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