1962 Holden EK – Today’s Barn Find Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1962 Holden EK 1962 Holden EK

Very original

The Holden EK is a range of medium-sized family and commercially oriented vehicles built by General Motors Holden.

Released in May of 1961, the EK Holden replaced the outgoing Holden FB, and stayed in production for just 14 months, ending in July 1962.

The EK brought with it only minor cosmetic changes such as a new front grille and a revised interior trim design.

Although, the EK did add one significant mechanical change; the EK Holden was the first Holden ever offered with an automatic transmission.

Customers could have their EK in a number of different body styles that comprised a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

Power was derived from a 2.3lt inline six-pot, and this motor sent its substantial power (56kW) to the FCs rear wheels via either a three-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

The EK was a successful model for GMH, with over 150,000 EKs being built in just 14 months, which is quite an achievement.

This particular EK, finished in a lovely shade of turquoise, is a ’62 model and comes equipped with the three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 34,290 miles from new and is genuine barn find vehicle.

The EK is $29,990 and anyone interested in this golden oldie can view the full listing here.

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