1964 Holden EH Special – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

EH Special front side EH Special front side
EH Special rear side EH Special rear side
EH Special side rear EH Special side rear
EH Special interior EH Special interior
EH Special engine EH Special engine

Sweet EH Special wagon; looks very presentable and well-kept

The EH Holden of 1963 was a truly pivotal car for the brand, arguably one of the most important new Holdens since the original 48-215.

The EH perfectly illustrates the appeal of classic locally-made family cars: it’s simple, robust and easy to maintain and drive (once you get the hang of the column-shift manual).

Chassis-wise, it was largely an evolution of the outgoing EJ, however the big news was the debut of the all-new red line of engines.


Three engine variants were on offer, from the low-comp 149ci, the standard 149ci, and the big 179ci.

With bodies ranging from sedans, station wagons, utlilites and panel vans, there was seemingly an EH for every buyer – posting over 250,000 sales in the first 18 months. The Holden EH remains the fastest selling Australian car to this day.

This 1964 Holden EH station comes to market as a well-specified vehicle with the big six in the popular mid-tier Special trim level.


 There isn’t much written information in the listing unfortunately, but the EH wagon is fitted with the 179ci red motor, and is described to be in good condition with new suspension, brakes, exhaust and tyres.

From the photos, the classic family wagon looks to be in very presentable condition throughout, with an unmarked interior and appears to wear a coat of period Aqua Turquoise paint with a white roof.



It's not stated how much of the car is original or to what extent it may have been restored, but if anyone is after a cool classic cruiser with room for the family and the dog – this EH Special might be worth investigating.

The EH station wagon is based in New South Wales and is listed for $30,000.

Check out the full listing here!


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