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November 29, 1948 – Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley launches the first mass-produced Australian car, the Holden FX


“Made in Australia, For Australia”. These are the words spoken by Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley when he launched the Holden FX on 29 November 1948. The real name of the Holden FX is 48/215. ’48 was the year it started production, and 215 indicated a Standard Sedan. The name “FX” originated as an unofficial … Continue reading

General Motors May Axe Holden Ute Import (2009)


The savaged local car industry has received another blow with General Motors in Detroit axing plans to import an Aussie-built Holden ute. GM Holden’s Elizabeth plant was due to start gearing up to build the Commodore-derived Pontiac G8 ST ute within months, with shipments due to start at the end of the year. With projected … Continue reading

Holden Statesman AFM


There are not many bigger passenger cars than the Holden Statesman, so when you advise it has fuel-saving technology, eyebrows are raised. There’s no EcoLine Active Fuel Management badge on this pilot-build Statesman but one of the digital displays within the instruments is telling me it’s switching between four and eight cylinders. Holden says it … Continue reading

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