Mrs Holden’s Holden acquired by National Motor Museum

Mrs Holden’s Holden acquired by National Motor Museum
Mrs Holden’s Holden acquired by National Motor Museum

The History Trust of South Australia has ensured a historic Holden will remain on public display after it was purchased for $250,000.

One of the first Holden cars believed to have been built – and owned by the wife of the company director – has been purchased by the South Australian Government for display at the National Motor Museum.

The National Motor Museum announced this week the acquisition of Lady Prudence Holden’s 48-215 – also known as a Holden FX – for the sum of $250,000, according to the museum’s director Paul Reece in an interview with ABC Adelaide.

It’s thought the blue Holden may have been one of the first 10 vehicles off the production line.

The vehicle has been on public display at the National Motor Museum for a decade, with its private owner offering the museum the first option to purchase the vehicle recently.

The History Trust of South Australia, which manages the state collection and the museum on behalf of the public, secured the funding to purchase the historic vehicle to ensure it remained on display.

Approximately 120,000 of the original model were produced by Holden, with approximately 4000 to 5000 thought to remain.

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