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23 January, 2021

Last Holden rolls out the door.

The legendary Australian Holden lion has gone to sleep in Atherton, as the last new Holden was sold on Monday, January 18.

By Phil Brandel

Dealer principle of FNQ hub Nik Page with Julie and her family with the last new Holden in Atherton.


The legendary Australian Holden lion has gone to sleep in Atherton as the last new Holden was sold on Monday, January 18.

Dealer Principal of FNQ Hub (Formerly Redding Motors Holden) Nik Page who sold the last car said that to him Holden was more than a car. 

“It felt terrible selling that last Holden,” he said.

“My first car was an EH Ute, I grew up loving Commodores, watching Brocky storm around Bathurst and tinkering with EH, HR and HQ’s in the shed at home. Holden was more than just a car brand to me.

“It’s disappointing that Holden the brand has now disappeared from Australia both sentimentally and financially.”

Mr Page said it was hard to articulate the pure passion and pride that Australians had with Holden.

“The cars were brilliant, to this day, I will argue that the Colorado is an awesome underrated Ute, the Astra the best small car, and Acadia and Equinox are great SUVs.

“It has been heartbreaking to watch the decline of the company that so many of us loved and cherished.

“Today is a time to reflect on what the lion meant to so many and the contribution it made to Australia.

“It’s been a privilege being part of the proud Aussie history that is and always will be Holden.”

Not only has Holden left the building but Redding Motors Holden recently changed its name to FNQ Hub to reflect the new direction of the business.

While Holden’s are no longer for sale Mr Page said that they are still selling Mitsubishi, Honda, and Mahindra and some new brands.

“To fill the gap left by Holden we are also now selling Can-am, Seadoo, and Stacer as well as Iron Man four by four accessories and camper trailers.”

“We will also have some more announcements soon, watch this space.”

 



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