The world's second oldest car manufacturer following France’s Peugeot. Holden best known as “The Lion” once climaxed at 23,914 employees in 1964 before its decline. Dealing with bankruptcy and government handouts Holden made the only choice to put down its fight in 2017. Holden now resides as an importer and the once famed creator of “Australia's Own Car”. Even though Holden is not the first car manufacturer to shut down its doors, a common trend seems to be value rising due to cease of production. The possibilities of you sitting on a trunk of gold is probable. Until then, the best you can do is maintain that lion with a Holden Service Manual from eManualOnline.
Holden began as a saddlery business in South Australia in 1856. It wasn't until the founders grandson Edward Holden joined the company in 1905 that began the shift towards the “Horseless Carriage”. Sidecars and then car bodies were a common product of Holden; in 1917 when import restrictions during World War I caused the lack of fully built vehicles Holden faced up and produced over 12,000 bodies a year for Overland, Chevrolet, Durant, Hupmobile and Dodge.
Due to the Great Depression and the rapid decline of vehicles manufactured Chevrolet stepped in and purchased the Holden company renaming it as General Motors-Holden’s Limited in 1931. The future reigned of optimism in 1936 with Holden in line to create the ""Wholly Australian Car"" until WW2 put a stop to it and ceased all production of vehicles to create war effort supplies.
With WW2 over Holden was back at the drawing board, In 1948 Holden released the 48/215. It was the first successfully mass-produced Aussie car that had no chrome moldings, one tail-light and no turn-indicators. Inside, was much alike. A minimalist design that withstood the dirt and unfilled pothole roads of Australia where most English cars would fail.
By 1964 Holden proudly housed 23,914 employees, the largest sum it would reach. Many holden extraordinaire say the height was due to the Holden EH which many know it as the “Magnum Opus” of the Holden brand also the competitor and winner to the American Ford Falcon.
Today Holden is nothing but a memory, a mixture of Chevy and Ford influence in the ever battlegrounds of the Golden Age of Automobile making. Although Holden is no longer in the business of manufacturing Holden forever will be remembered as “Australia's Own Car”. Forever a classic and the best way to keep your Holden tip top and ready to win is with a Holden Workshop Manual that you can get right now at eManualOnline.