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Motor Car Engine - General Motors-Holden, Six-Cylinder, 149ci, 1963 Object Reg. No: ST 025681

Sectioned example of a Holden 149 cubic inch displacement (2.45 litre) six-cylinder engine

This 100 brake horsepower (75 KW) petrol engine was introduced in 1963 with the release of the EH Holden. Production engines were painted red resulting in the 'red motor' tag that has often been given to this unit and its developments. It featured a 3.25 inch (82.55 mm) bore and 3.00 inch (76.25 mm) stroke. The basic 149ci engine was developed in 161ci, 179ci, 186ci and 202ci versions. This smoother, quieter and more powerful 149ci and 179ci engine was a major factor in the success of the EH as one of the top-selling Holden models ever. A record 156,000 were sold in 1964 alone.
Sectioned example of a Holden 149 cubic inch displacement (2.45 litre) six-cylinder engine
Acquisition Information:
Donation from General Motors Holden's Ltd (GMH), 1965
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: internal combustion engines, motor cars, motor car engines
Themes this item is part of: De Havilland Gipsy Major Aero Engine, Holden 48-215 Motor Car, Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: engines
Model Name/Number: 149 ci
Manufacturer: General Motors Holden's Ltd (GMH), Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965

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