1962 EJ Holden

EJ Holden

In 1962 Holden launched a completely new, lower-profile streamlined body with more interior space, new foam-padded seating and better all-round visibility.

EJ Holden the 1 millionth classic holden car comes off the production line

EJ Holden the 1 millionth classic holden car comes off the production line


The “Premier” model was introduced and the name “Premier”, was to be identified with luxury Classic Holden Cars for 16 years. The EJ Premier, first with standard metallic paint and auto transmission, offered leather trim bucket seats, heater, carpet, floor console and whitewalls. The EJ had Duo Servo brakes, strengthened front suspension, safety belt anchorages.


Base price when new:

£1051 ($2,102).


Total built: 154,811



Holden EJ Specifications

Model: EJ  Year: 1962/1963

Car Engine: 2262 ccm (137,34 cubic inches)

Car Engine type: in-line, 6-cyl

Car Max power: 65.00 PS (47,76 kW or 63,68 HP) at 4200 Rev. per min.

Car Max torque: 163.00 Nm (16,52 kgf-m or 119,60 ft.lbs) at 1400 Rev. per min.

Car Fuel: Gasoline Car Power per weight: 0.0575 PS/kg

Car Drive: Rear Car Passenger space: 4610 litres (1211,91 gallons)

Car Country of origin: Australia Car Weight: 1134 kg (2487,50 pounds)

Car total length: 4500 mm (176,31 inches) Car total width: 1740 mm (68,16 inches)

Car total height: 1480 mm (58,01 inches) Car Wheelbase: 2680 mm (104,97 inches)

Car Front brakes type: Drums Car Rear brakes type: Drums

3 Responses to “1962 EJ Holden”

  1. Greg Hodgins says:

    Dear Sir

    Could you please verify if the EJ Holden ever came off the assembly line with a “red 149 or 179 motor” as standard.

    Thanks Greg Hodgins

  2. John Wales says:

    Greg,
    No it did not, the EJ was the last model with the ‘grey’ engine, the 149 & 179 were introduced with the EH in late 1963.

  3. Bob says:

    Hi Greg, I read somewhere towards the end of the EJ run they ran out of GREY motors and the last few were fitted with RED motors as gmh already had them for the EH, ??? Bob.

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