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Old 9th February 2019, 05:53 AM
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That’s not goos Sean.
Something nice to look at in the shed is great, but selling it to buy another new toy would be better.
I would have thought something like that would have sold pretty quick.

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Now that is interesting, imagine no Holden in Australia.
Just Chevs and Opels.
Same as every other country then I guess
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Will the Opel Name remain ? now that they and Vauxhall, are no longer G.M Cars
Or will they remain in name only as Holden is now ? Actually the full size Holden Car was always a discarded Chev( from 1939 ??) and then an Opel as a Commodore.
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Latest is the possibility that GM will sell Holden to Inchcape . And the possibility Holden as a brand will cease to exist and Opel takes its place as GM is showing interest in ceasing all RHD production https://www.carsales.com.au/editoria...-holden-116884
Inchcape's track record, in Australia at least, (is interesting.)
(I have self- censored my original content to avoid defamation. Go figure what I might have said.)
If all Inchape does is purchase the name of Holden they will end up damaging both the name and the brand and sales will be a disaster.
I foretell much misery in this move.
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Inchcape's track record, in Australia at least, (is interesting.)
(I have self- censored my original content to avoid defamation. Go figure what I might have said.)
If all Inchape does is purchase the name of Holden they will end up damaging both the name and the brand and sales will be a disaster.
I foretell much misery in this move.
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I've never dealt with them but one of the longest threads for a while on Aussiefrogs focused on their take over of the Citroen franchises and people rather upset that long standing dealerships with a loyal following such as continental cars losing their dealer status.
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With regards Holden being a discarded Chevrolet. The original 48/215 was based on a discarded pre WW2 Opel that was shipped to the US before hostilities started. And original 3 prototypes were made by Buick in Michigan with Holden engineers sent over in 1946 and final 3 prototypes were made in Melbourne. Here is the original in 1946 with Michigan plates.
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The three hand made prototypes were distinguished by the “GMH” on the bonnet
Where our first test production models (see the number 1 pic) produced at Fisherman’s bend had “HOLDEN” up front.
Of interest, the first test production models were then shipped all around the country for dealership tech training and never sold.

Supposedly the power house museum has one of these first “fully imported” Holdens in their collection.
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And national museum of Australia has one as well.
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This is car at National Museum of Australia in Canberra https://www.nma.gov.au/explore/colle...otype-car-no-1
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At least I was right about the Commodore Opels !! Great photos.
I had a very early Holden in the late fifties, fairly trouble free, I only remember replacing the Fibre timing Gear. Went much better after that.
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Legend has it, that the 3 imported cars, had the “GMH” removed from the bonnets and replaced with the production model “HOLDEN”.
So they say, the GMH letters went in the bin after the guy swapped them over.

What amazes me, is if I was doing that resto, I would replace the HOLDEN back to GMH on the bonnet, as that is the way they exited the factory.

So that’s pretty weird.
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Yes or at least remake GMH badges
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P.S. I'll be in Canberra early next mount I'll go see the first Holden badged Car.
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Worth the trip to National Museum. Had a Rome display on there recently.
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My Wife will be sorry she missed the Rome exhibition , she is fluent in Italian and we have been there a couple of times. Her Grandfather Louie Amadayo jumped ship in Brisbane in 1900. He was a Cabin Boy on a Windjammer !
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Enjoy your visit.
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