2015 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction

1962 Holden EJ Station Wagon




Engine In-Line 6-cylinder,138cid
Gearbox 3-speed manual
Body Work Station Wagon
Colour Katherine Beige
Interior Beige, brown & grey
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel disc
Brakes Drum


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Holden's EJ model ushered in a new era of modernity for the 1960s, replacing the upright lines of the FB/EK series with lower, wider and squared-off styling that was a combination of American and European influences once again. The last vestiges of separate front and rear wings were gone, replaced by a sleek full-width grille, greater glass area and more interior space. The cabin architecture of the EJ was also new, with rubber padding on the fascia and a larger glovebox. Mechanically the EJ remained much as before, retaining the trusty 'Grey' motor with a choice of either a three-speed manual or Hydramatic automatic transmission. New twin-servo brakes were a useful new safety feature, along with mounts for seat belts for the first time, and the front suspension was beefed-up. Other useful improvements saw electrical system upgraded with a thermal circuit breaker, while the spare wheel was relocated under the boot floor to improve luggage capacity. Launched in 1962, Holden expanded the model range by adding a more upmarket model badged the Premier, boasting luxury items like a white steering wheel and console buttons, four-door armrests, chromed wheel trim and bonnet ornament, gold/red badges on the boot lid and front guards along with whitewall tyres. The Premier was only available as a sedan, whereas the cheaper Standard and intermediate Special lines also came in Station Wagon form and there were the usual commercials offered as well. The EJ built on the success of previous models and the 1,000,000th Holden was built during the production run, a period that also saw the opening of new plants in Elizabeth, South Australian and Fisherman's Bend in Melbourne to meet demand.

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