Fun Ho! #02 Holden EK Saloon

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This model is of the Fun Ho! #2 Holden Ek Saloon in Chrome. This model is based on the Holden EK released between May 1961 and July 1962.

There are no opening parts on this model. All features are cast into the metal of the model. The model appears to be based on a Holden EK Saloon (1961 to 1972) which was replaced by the Holden EJ in July 1962.

At the front of the Fun Ho! Holden there is a cast representation of the headlights and grille. Both sides carry cast body lines and representations of the front and rear doors. The rear is cast to show the rear lights and the boot. Both front and rear bumpers are part of the base casting.

There is no interior or glazing.

All wheels appear to be one piece, black plastic, typical of the Fun Ho! miniatures of the time, mounted on steel domed axles.

The base plate appears to be lightly plated. It is held in place by two machined rivets, one to the front and one to the rear. The base is simply marked "HOLDEN" to the centre top, and has a representation of the lower engine, gear box, drive shaft, and rear differential.

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By Sicbird - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

This is likely to have been an early issue, issued after 1964, due to the  absence of maker's mark and country of origin details on the base. During its original lifetime (1964-72), 33,300 models were manufactured, originally in a chrome finish, and later with a paint finish.

The scale is unknown but thought to be around 1:87. My reasoning is that the normal length for the Holden EK was 176.9 inches (4.493 metres) and the model has a length of almost 2 inches (52mm) (4493/52 = 1:86.4).

Item: 3977