Holden 1965

EH – end of prod.
HD – new model

Australia

A total of 256,959 EH Holdens were produced and sold from 1963 to 1965, when the EH was replaced by the Holden HD series.
The EH "S4 Special" which was introduced in September 1963 and featured a larger fuel tank, hardened gears, metal lined brake shoes and a larger tailshaft. Six examples were produced at Holden's Dandenong plant in Melbourne and approximately 120 cars were built at Pagewood in Sydney.
The Holden HD sedans and station wagons were released in February with Coupé utility and panel van body styles following in July. It have a completely new body, which is wider and longer than that of the EH and offer significant increases in passenger space, load space and equipment levels. Disc brakes are offered for the first time on a Holden model and the optional Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission as used in the EH is replaced by a Powerglide two-speed unit. The HD is also the first Holden to be offered with a factory performance engine option, the “X2”. Three versions of the inline six cylinder engine are available. The 100 bhp 149 cu in (2.4 L) six is standard in all models except the Premiers and a 115 bhp 179 cu in (2.9 L) six is standard on Premiers and optional on all other models. An 140 bhp “X2” version of the “179” is also available as an option on all models. The “X2” feature twin carburettors, a high-lift camshaft, new inlet and exhaust manifolds and a low-restriction exhaust system. A special instrument cluster and external “X2” badges are included in the “X2” option when fitted to Sedans and Station Sedans. A three speed manual transmission is standard on all models with a two speed “Powerglide” automatic gearbox available as an option.

 

EH

wb: 105 in. (2667mm) 6cyl.
149 cu in
(2,450 cc)
95 hp
6cyl.
149 cu in
(2,450 cc)
100 hp
6cyl.
179 cu in
(2,950 cc)
115 hp
Standard Sedan      
Special Sedan      
Premier Sedan      
S4 Special Sedan      
Standard Station Sedan      
Special Station Sedan      
Premier Station Sedan      
Panel van      
Utility      

 

 

HD

wb: 106 in. 6 cyl.
149 cu.in.
100 hp
6 cyl.
179 cu.in.
115 hp
6 cyl.
179 cu.in.
140 hp
Standard Sedan      
Standard Station Sedan      
Special Sedan      
Special Station Sedan      
Premier Sedan      
Premier Station Sedan      
Utility      
Panel van      

 

The HD is often confused with the later HR but can be recognised by the front indicators being mounted under the bumper (the HR had round indicators mounted in the grill) and the wrap around tail lights at the back (the HR had narrow lights that enxtended up the end of the rear fins but not around the edge)


HD Premier Saloon


HD Special Sedan


HD Special Sedan


HD Premier Sedan


HD Utility