Holden EH Panel Van - Milo

Product Code: 18826

Scale: 1:18

Release Date: TBA

Limited Edition Quantity: TBA

Type: Collections

Part of the Tastes of Australia Collection, No. 05

The EH, introduced in 1963, holds a significant place in Australian automotive history as one of the nation's best-selling cars. Its success can be attributed to a combination of factors: a revamped engine, clever design updates, and competitive pricing. These elements made the EH the fastest-selling car in Australia during its time.
Catering to a diverse consumer base, the EH came in nine different models, including commercial variants like the Utility and Panel van, which retained some styling cues from its predecessor, the EJ model.
One of the standout features of the EH was its new powerplant, known as the 'Red' engine. This engine not only offered more power and better fuel efficiency compared to the previous 'Grey' engine but also demanded less maintenance. The 149 cubic inch engine delivered 100 horsepower, marking a 33% increase over the 'Grey' engine, while the 179 cubic inch variant offered 115 horsepower, a 50% improvement. Despite the availability of both engines and a Hydramatic transmission for the Utility and Panel van models, the majority of EHs sold were equipped with the 149 cubic inch engine paired with a manual transmission.
Designed for practicality and durability, the EH Utility and Panel van models featured laminated hardwood trays capable of carrying half a ton of cargo. Notably, safety was also a priority, with the removal of the driver's side door lock intended to prevent accidents during deliveries.
The EH holds a special place in the Classic Carlectables Tastes of Australia Collection, marking its fifth model release. This collection celebrates iconic vehicles that are quintessentially Australian, and future releases are planned to maintain the tradition of representing Classic Carlectables models in their traditional branding colors.
  • The interior was built for business, with 79 cu. ft. of cargo space, and featured a durable laminated hardwood floor.
  • Opening the rear of the car displays the metal telescopic arms of the upper tailgate, and retaining cables of the lower tailgate, just like the real car.
  • Although missing some of the chrome trim from the ‘Special’ the ‘Standard’ interior features the highly detailed steering wheel and instrument cluster.
  • The soft touch bench seats feature the ‘Standard’ interior engraving, the ‘Standard’ engraving also present on the door liner.
  • Colour coded pressed steel wheel rims with chrome monogramed hub caps fitted on soft rubber tyres.
  • Detailed 149cui engine and surrounding bay looks authentic. The smooth opening of the bonnet is aided by the metal hinges.
  • The front chassis shows the engine sump, exhaust system and working suspension. The front wheels are even linked to the steering wheel.
  • Underside detail, like fuel tank and drivetrain are a distinguishing feature of Classic Carlectables models.
  • Final product will include a "Certificate of Authenticity" and a "Production Number plate", mounted to the chassis.