The Holden EH was the most dramatic model since the 48-215 in 1948. Clever styling changes gave it a streamlined low profile body, while a fuel efficient ‘Red’ engine provided 33 per cent to 53 per cent more power in 179 form which made the EH ideal for towing. The EH was arguably one of the most loved Holdens of all time, owing much of its success to its universal appeal. In just 18 months, Australians bought 256,959 EH Holdens, making it the fastest selling car in the country to date.
ENGINE: 2.44 litre six-cylinder ‘149’ and 2.93 litre six-cylinder ‘179’
TRANSMISSIONS: Three-speed manual gearbox and three-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission
MODELS: Standard Sedan, Special Sedan, S4 Special Sedan, Premier Sedan, Premier Station Wagon, Panel Van and Utility
PRICE WHEN NEW: $2,102/£1,051
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS (SEDAN): Length: 4,511mm; Wheelbase: 2,667mm; Width: 1,727mm
IDENTIFICATION: Similar body to EJ but with squared rear guards and roofline; grille split in centre by vertical bar bearing Holden badge.
excludes Premier Sedan
also applies to Station Wagon