Holden EJ – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Affordable Aussie classic: prior restoration with driveline rebuilt, all new interior

Holden’s EJ heralded in a bold new look for the General, with the preceding EK’s rear fins replaced with a flat boot and a lower roofline in keeping up with the more modern Falcons of the time.

But while the EJ’s new look landed the Holden into modernity, the carried-over Grey motors under the bonnet were nowhere near as developmental and offered no real performance improvements – especially in comparison to the XL Falcon’s pursuit motors.

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There were various packaging developments throughout the cabin, including door handles, incorporated arm rests of Specials and Premiers, and despite the lower roofline – an improvement to front and rear head room.

They remain a handsome classic who’s simple and reliable nature have morphed into a charm of their own.

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This EJ Sedan was restored a few years ago with its driveline fully rebuilt.

The 138 Grey motor is thrumming along reliably and the seller says the car drives beautifully overall.

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Inside there’s an all new interior and overall represents a turn-key ready-to-drive Aussie family classic.

The car is based in Western Australia and is listed for $15,000.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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