The car that could be called the first prototype Holden was a styling exercise by the Pontiac branch of General Motors that was rejected by management. It was seen on a visit to USA by Sir Laurence Hartnett then General Manager of General Motors Australia on a visit to America. I read that the next three prototypes were built in America after Sir Laurence said the car would be suitable as an Australian car. After that they were all built in Australia. There has been a lot of controversy over the years as to which was the first 48/215 built in Australia with different "experts" claiming different things. One widely held theory is that the car with body number 4 was the first Holden released. The previous ones were probably used for testing until written off.
Anyway, whack up the pictures and we will all see one of the very first Holdens.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,
Sorry Billy, I did not mean to take over your topic.
I will post some pics, tomorrow I hope as the screen on my desktop went KAPUT today so running on a back up puta with bugga all on it to access the pics and then post.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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