The Top Ten Holdens of all time

With Holden about to stop manufacturing soon we thought it would be interesting to see what the most successful Holden vehicles have been over the last 60 years. These are the Holden vehicles that were made in Australia. We have found some figures and images of those cars that were manufactured by GM Holden from 1958 through to the last big seller in 2004.

The figures we have published here are rounded up to the nearest 1,000 and represent production numbers that were manufactured and most likely sold in Australia, New Zealand and in other parts of the world.
The list below includes the top ten since 1958:
1. 486,000 Holden HQ’s were produced by GM Holden in Australia from 1971 to 1974. The HQ was first released 15 July 1971 replacing the HG series.
Holden HQ
2. 304,000 Holden VT Commodores this being the tenth version of the Commodore, a full-sized car built by GM Holden and first released in 1997, the VT was updated as a part of the VT Series II revision in 1999, before being replaced by the VX model in 2000.
Commodore VT
3. 278,000 Holden VS Commodores released in 1995 and was the ninth model in the Commodore line up. The VS Commodore served as a mechanical update of the second-generation architecture, destined to assist sales before the all-new VT model was released in 1997.
Commodore VS
4. 261,000 Holden VZ Commodores produced from 2004 to 2006 by GM Holden. Replacing the previous VY Commodore, the VZ model represented the thirteenth version and the third facelift of the third generation Holden Commodore.
Commodore VZ
5. 257,000 Holden EH’s released in August 1963 replacing the Holden EJ series and was the first Holden to incorporate the new Red Engine. It had 7 main bearings instead of 4 in the previous Grey Engine. This engine was attached to 3-speed manual or 3-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission with a column gear shifter.
Holden EH
6. 252,000 Holden HR’s released in April 1966, replacing the Holden HD series, which had been in production since 1965. In additional to a revised grille, the HR featured a reworked roofline and larger rear window revised rear lights and changes to almost all exterior body panels. Six months after the launch of the HR, all models were given a safety upgrade with the addition of front-seat safety belts, windscreen washers, reversing lights, sunvisors and a shatterproof interior rearview mirror.
Holden HR
7. 242,000 Holden Commodore VY’s a series of vehicles produced by GM Holden between September 2002 and August 2004. The VY Commodore was the twelfth Commodore and was a successor to the VX model.
Commodore VY
8. 215,000 Holden VN’s were manufactured between 1988 and 1991 by GM Holden. VN represents the sixth model in the line of Holden Commodore, and was the first of the second-generation models. The Holden VN was a re-engineered hybrid of the European Opel Omega & Senator.
Commodore VN
9. 207,000 Holden Commodore VX’s were the eleventh version of the Holden Commodore. It was produced between October 2000 and September 2002; the VX served as a minor update to the VT series from 1997. A Series II version was launched later in August 2001, featuring a revised suspension system.
Commodore VX
10. 192,000 Holden FC’s were produced by GM Holden from 1958 to 1960. First launched in showrooms on 6 May 1958, the FC is a facelifted and improved version of the Holden FE series, which it replaced.
Holden FC

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