Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy 60th Anniversary Holden

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the production of the first Holden car in Australia. On the 29 November, 1948, the first FX Holden (or 48-215 as it was known then) rolled off the production line at the company's Fishermans Bend plant in Melbourne. The car had a 2.15 litre, 6-cylinder engine and three speed manual gearbox. Over 120,000 of the FX model were manufactured and Holden went on to become an Australian motoring icon. The photograph shows the then Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. J. B. Chifley at the release.

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