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National Holden Motor Museum Echuca

The National Holden Motor Museum in Echuca, Victoria, is a must see for any classic car enthusiast travelling in the Echuca region.

It doesn’t really matter if you’re a specific Holden fan or not; this museum does a fantastic job in documenting the history of Holden since the first Holden 48-215 (FX) was revealed by then Prime Minister Ben Chifley in November 1948.

You are greeted by a 15 minute video giving highlights of motoring and Holden in Australia, much of it in black and white.

After the video you are free to wander among the over 40 cars on display, plus view many collections of photographs, memorabilia, prototypes, and components that fill the large Holden Motor Museum building.

Early models feature prominently but there are examples of most models in the entire Holden range.

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Various exhibits at National Holden Motor Museum, Echuca

Various exhibits at National Holden Motor Museum, Echuca

A highlight of our visit was the unique Holden Hurricane, a 1969 factory prototype that unfortunately never got past the prototype stage.  This is a truly amazing and futuristic exercise in design and technology.  Talking to Ted from the National Holden Motor Museum revealed that the Hurricane will be leaving Echuca in a couple of weeks to go on a tour of the USA.  It will be replaced by another Holden prototype vehicle, the GTR-X.

Holden Hurricane at National Holden Motor Museum

Holden Hurricane at National Holden Motor Museum

When you’ve finished looking at the museum displays, there is still plenty to see in the Museum gift shop.

Click Here to visit the National Holden Motor Museum website.

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