1951 Holden FX Sedan (Mountain Dew Car Pack)

“Australia’s Own Car,” the 48-215 – as it is properly referred to – was originally conceived as a small Chevrolet but was judged to be too small for America’s love of large vehicles. With impetus from the Australian government to create an indigenous vehicle, the FX sedan catered to the needs of post-World War 2 Aussies. In a word, that meant rugged. The FX alone moved car ownership down under, from one in eight Aussies to one in four becoming car owners. Short of many luxuries, the FX did have excellent dust sealing, and in the rural and dusty roads of the Outback, that alone was a valued commodity. Dependability is the hallmark of the humbly named “Humpy,” and it set the stage for generations of innovation on the simple idea of giving the people what they wanted.

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3-speed Transmission


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