1963 Holden EJ Special – Today’s Aussie Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1963 Holden EJ Special 1963 Holden EJ Special
1963 Holden EJ Special 1963 Holden EJ Special

Perfect fixer-upper?

The Holden EJ was introduced in July 1962, replacing the outgoing EK, and was in production for just more than a year until August 1963, at which point it was replaced by the EH.

Stylistically and mechanically, the EJ was a radical departure from its predecessor, featuring a completely new, sleeker body, new brakes, revised front suspension and improved Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox.

The EJ was made available to consumers in a number of different body styles including a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

Customers could also choose from a range of different model specifications that comprised of the Standard, Special and Premier, which was a new model released with the EJ.

Power was derived from a 2.2lt inline-six donk that produced 56kW and could be mated to either the aforementioned Hydra-Matic three-speed auto or a three-speed manual transmission.

There were just over 154,000 EJ Holdens made in its year-long lifespan, and the 1,000,000 Holden ever produced was an EJ premier built in October of 1962.

This particular EJ is a 1963 Special and, according to the seller, has an original 114,763 miles on the odometer from new.

The seller adds that the vehicle is mechanically excellent but does have some rust and is in need of a good restoration.

The EJ Special is $5200 and anyone interested in this piece of classic Aussie motoring can view the full listing here

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