1962 Holden EJ – Today’s Tidy Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1962 Holden EJ 1962 Holden EJ

They don’t make them like this anymore

The Holden EJ is a midsize family and commercially oriented vehicle built by GMH between July 1962 and August 1963.

Replacing the outgoing Holden EK, the EJ brought with it a number of changes that were both cosmetic and mechanical in nature.

These changes included a lower roofline, flatter bonnet and boot, improved brakes, better front suspension and a revised Hydra-matic automatic transmission.

Customers could have their EJ Holden in one of four body styles; a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

Power was derived from just one engine – a 2.2lt (138ci) inline six-cylinder, and the shove from this donk was sent to the EJs rear wheels via a three-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

Although the EJ was only produced for a mere 13 months, it was a highly successful model for the Iron Lion, with over 154,000 examples being built.

This particular EJ is a ’62 Special and comes equipped with the three-speed manual transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 34,000 miles from new and, judging from the photos, the EJ appears to be in very good condition.

The EJ is $18,000 and anyone interested in this clean example of an Aussie classic can view the full listing here.


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