2011 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction
Lot
27

1964 Holden EH Panel Van

$29,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-Line 6-cylinder,149 cid
Gearbox 3-speed Manual
Body Work Panel Van
Colour White
Interior Red
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel Disc
Brakes Drum

Description

This lot is no longer available

Holden replaced the EK in August 1963 with the EH, the eighth model since the introduction of the 48-215 in 1948 and featured the most important mechanical changes to date in the form of a new engine. Gone was the old 'grey' motor with the new 'red' engine (identified by the colour of the cylinder block) entering a new era of greater power and smoother operation thanks to hydraulic valve lifters. Available in either 149-cid 100bhp or 179-cid 115bhp displacement, the 'red' engine also boasted a new seven-bearing crankshaft, better top speed and acceleration and improved fuel economy as well. The EH came with recirculating ball steering, four-wheel hydraulic brakes and a choice of three-speed column-shift or Hydramatic auto transmission. The external appearance of the EH was also new, with 'Power Swept' styling the work of Stan Parker from the Design & Technical Centre in Detroit. In addition to the basic sedan, there was now a station wagon along with the usual range of commercials, including a panel van and the coupe utility. The EH was a sales success, becoming the first Holden model in history to surpass 250,000 units built and is highly regarded by collectors today, with a devoted band of enthusiasts and plenty of support from clubs.

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