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).