1963 EH Holden

EH Holden

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EH Holden

One of the best-loved Holdens and the fastest-selling Australian car ever (250,000 in 18 months). Clever “Power Swept” styling incorporated a new roofline and there were, major rear end changes. Powered by two versions of a completely new “red” engine, the 149 and 179. With 7-bearing crankshafts, hydraulic valve lifters, external oil pump and new piston and head design, they delivered 33 per cent and 53 per cent more power respectively and improved fuel economy. Offered optional factory-fitted power steering for the first time. Introduced the Premier station wagon. Unbeatable value for money at the same price as the EJ and cheaper than mid-50s Holdens.

The famous EH Holden

The famous EH Holden

eh UTE

eh UTE

EH Holden Ute

EH Holden Ute

EH Holden Station Wagon

EH Holden Station Wagon

Holden EH

1963 – 1965

Engine: 6 cyl.

Capacity: 2262 cc

Power: 95-120 bhp

Transmission: 3 spd. man 2 spd. hydramatic

Base price when new: £1051 ($2102).

Total Built: 256,959

8 Responses to “1963 EH Holden”

  1. Mick says:

    What about the HD Holden range. It’s not listed in this line up of Holden motor vehicles.

  2. Michael says:

    The hydramatic in the EH was a 3 speed, not a 2 speed.

  3. Andrew says:

    Please put the HD in.

  4. Frank says:

    Looking for a original not restored or modified. EH Holden wagon Hydra-matic.
    Knowing it is about 52 years old and looked after would prefer it registered and original with minimal rust if none, paint work must be ok with age but if it has had a touch up here and there that’s ok too.
    Owners manual and log book or any service history the car has would be a plus, but if there is none that’s ok too.

    I am happy to inspect and if all is good will pay cash and would like to drive it home.
    Please, I am not interest in a modified or a fully restored car, the more original the better, if it has some rust that is reparable I will be ok with that but if it has major rust I am not interested, the car must be roadworthy and registered.
    I had one back in 1979 and sold it in 1999 due to unemployment and had to keep a roof over our head some months later I was reemployed and regret selling. I am a genuine buyer. Please leave your details and photos and a price you would be happy with and I will reply ASAP.

  5. peter says:

    I have an all original November 1963 EH Panel Van.
    All matching numbers.
    All original panels and running gear.

    I am in the process of pulling it down and rebuilding it.
    It has very very little rust.

  6. Tommie says:

    Some truly wonderful posts on this website, thanks
    for contribution.

  7. Howard Mahoney says:

    I used to own a 179 EH manual sedan, in pale green and white. The green was not a metallic colour, it was more a creamy light green. Can you tell me what the technical term for that colour was, and also the “white” it was matched with?

  8. Gordon says:

    Hi there,
    In answer to your question re the 179EH manual sedan.. The white was called ‘Fowlers Ivory’ and the green was called ‘ Salt Bush’
    Cheers … Gordon

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