1964 HOLDEN EH UTILITY LEFT HAND DRIVE
CHASSIS NUMBER: 16814M (MELBOURNE)
ASSEMBLEY LINE: ADELAIDE
BUILD NUMBER: 4
COLOUR: BUDGEREE GREEN
This rare and original vehicle was built by (General Motors) Holden in 1964. The vehicle was made specifically left hand drive for export into the overseas market, either into the Phillipines or Hawaii.
The car was manufactured with a couple of Nasco accessories, factory fitted to enhance the features and sale of the car. Holden was not able to manufacture and export directly into the USA market by orders from General Motors (USA).
The car was found and purchased in April 2012 from the small town of Belt, just outside Great Falls, Montana. The car was advertised as a Chevrolet El Camino to identify the car to the American public. The car was originally found by the previous owner’s friend in Delaware twenty four years earlier.
Recovered from the garage in Delaware, overgrown by vines, plants and undergrowth for many years, the car was given to the friend in exchange for removing and vacating the shed. The car remains completely original and untouched. It is assumed that the car broke down and parts were unavailable or unable to be sourced to repair the car to working condition so it was parked up in the garage for many years.
After another four years sitting in his shed in Montana waiting for it to be hot-rodded, it was put up for sale on the internet where the current owner saw the advertisement and arranged a deal.
How it arrived in the USA remains a mystery, however, it is suspected it may have been brought home to the USA by someone serving overseas in the U.S. military.
After being transported by car and trailer to Los Angeles, via Yellowstone National Park, Bonneville and Las Vegas, with the owner and friend in hand for the ride, the car was imported into Australia, arriving on October 25th 2012.
Welcome home little EH Holden ute – once you were lost and a lonely Holden in a foreign country, but now you are back with friends, rare and unique to Australia.