Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 | National Motor Museum | Until Dec 2021

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Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 Exhibition

The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum is proud to present some of Holden’s finest and most important machines, never before seen under one roof. 

Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 is a showcase of 18 of the most special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection on display at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia.

On display will be the amazing Hurricane (1969); the unique Torana GTR-X (1970) and the fantastic and brave design of the EFIJY (2005) . There is also the Number One Holden (1948) and the very last Australian made Holden, a VF Commodore Series II SS Redline (2017) as well as the significant ‘millionth’ vehicles produced by Holden.

South Australia is where James Alexander Holden established his saddlery business on King William Street, Adelaide. His business grew and was passed down through the Holden family, all the way until it made motor vehicle bodies and merged with General Motors in 1931. The pinnacle of Holden car factories was their world-class manufacturing plant at Elizabeth. It was at Elizabeth that the last Australian-made Holden was built in 2017. Both these Australian icons are now on public display in the exhibition. 

The exhibition was launched on 12 December 2020 and runs until 1 December 2021

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Vehicles in Holden Heroes: 1948 to 2017 a retrospective:

Milestone Vehicles:
1948 Holden 48-215 Sedan (First Saleable Holden)
1963 Holden EJ Sedan Premier (1 Millionth)
1968 Holden HK Brougham (2 Millionth
1981 Holden VC Commodore SL/E Sedan (4 Millionth)
2001 Holden VX Commodore SS (6 Millionth)
2008 Holden VE Commodore Sedan (7 Millionth)
2017 Holden VF Commodore Series II SS Redline (Last locally Manufactured Holden)

Concept Vehicles:
1969 Holden Hurricane
1971 Holden Torana GTR-X
1998 Holden Concept Monaro
2000 Holden Utester
2000 Holden Sandman Van
2002 Marilyn Convertible Monaro
2002 HRT427; 2003 Holden SSX
2003 Holden Torana TT36
2005 Holden EFIJY
2008 Holden Coupe 60

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the National Motor Museum website.

What:  Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017

When:    12 December 2020 – 1 December 2021 | Open daily 10am – 5pm

Where:   National Motor Museum | Shannon St, Birdwood 

Who:   Everyone

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