Resembling nothing so much as a 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline sedan that was left in the dryer a bit too long, the Holden 48-215 was among the most popular and successful vehicles to appear in post-war Australia, and of course, it quickly found its way to the race track.
Anyone who has enjoyed the dystopian “Mad Max” film series or follows Australia’s thrilling V8 Supercar series on the tube is familiar with the Holden brand. Until a few years ago, Holden was General Motors’ Australian manufacturing subsidiary, and with its Chevrolet V8-powered Commodores battled archrival Ford and other domestic carmakers over the years for both sales and track supremacy. Here, we’ll explain how Holden got its start, and take a look at the very first Holden to race in the United States.
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