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National Motor Museum unveils never seen before historic Holdens!

If you’ve got car loving kiddos or mini rev heads in your households, now is the time to get them up to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, with the unveiling of a new exhibition presenting some of Holden’s finest and most important machines, never before seen under one roof!

Holden Heroes: 1948 to 2017 a retrospective

Holden Heroes: 1948 to 2017 a retrospective is a showcase of 18 of the most special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection on display at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia.

On display will be the amazing Hurricane (1969); the unique Torana GTR-X (1970) and the fantastic and brave design of the EFIJY (2005) . There is also the Number One Holden (1948) and the very last Australian made Holden, a VF Commodore Series II SS Redline (2017) as well as the significant ‘millionth’ vehicles produced by Holden.

National Motor Museum Director, Paul Rees said,

“In 1948, Prime Minister Ben Chifley launched the first fully Australian-made car, the Holden 48/215, proclaiming ‘she’s a beauty!’. There were soon Holden car factories and sales outlets all over Australia and at the pinnacle was Holden’s world-class manufacturing plant at Elizabeth. It was at Elizabeth that the last Australian-made Holden was built in 2017. Both these Australian icons are now on public display – together for the first time, at the National Motor Museum in the Adelaide Hills township of Birdwood.”

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Vehicles in Holden Heroes: 1948 to 2017 a retrospective:

Milestone vehicles:
1948 Holden 48-215 Sedan (First Saleable Holden)
1963 Holden EJ Sedan Premier (1 Millionth)
1968 Holden HK Brougham (2 Millionth
1981 Holden VC Commodore SL/E Sedan (4 Millionth)
2001 Holden VX Commodore SS (6 Millionth)
2008 Holden VE Commodore Sedan (7 Millionth)
2017 Holden VF Commodore Series II SS Redline (Last locally Manufactured Holden)

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Concept vehicles:
1969 Holden Hurricane
1971 Holden Torana GTR-X
1998 Holden Concept Monaro
2000 Holden Utester
2000 Holden Sandman Van
2002 Marilyn Convertible Monaro
2002 HRT427; 2003 Holden SSX
2003 Holden Torana TT36
2005 Holden EFIJY
2008 Holden Coupe 60

The HOLDEN HEROES: A RETROSPECTIVE 1948-2017 exhibition will run from 12 December 2020 – 01 December 2021.

National Motor Museum, Shannon Street, Birdwood 

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