1949 Model 48/215 Holden sedan. A 2.15 litre six cylinder, four door, medium grey sedan with chrome-plated radiator grille. Holden's red lion logo is impressed in the chrome-plated hub caps, which are fitted to white wheels. A small circular red reflector is fitted to both of the fenders at the back of the car and it has a lockable petrol cap. The pair of over-riders on the rear bumper bar are more rounded than those that are fitted to the front. The interior is trimmed in red vinyl.
Mary Munckton and Ian Metherall collection
This vehicle is a representation of the key role played by Essington Lewis in the development of 'Australia's Own Car', a reflection of post WWII national aspirations and an icon of 1950s Australian society. It markes the emergence of an Australian automobile industry, contributing significantly to the increasing prosperity of Australians in the post-way years. A Holden was the first car owned by many Australians. They have been celebrated in popular culture, including music film and even pin-ball machines.
GM Holden Ltd
Metal - non specific, Glass, Rubber, Plastic - non specific, Textile - non specific, Petrol, Mineral oil