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Holden Spare Parts
VE Online stock a large range of Holden parts including aftermarket parts and spares. We have Holden spare parts to suit the Holden Commodore, Holden Rodeo, Holden Colorado, Holden Berlina, Holden Barina, Holden Astra and Early Holden Models (including EH, EJ, EK, FB, FC, FE, FJ, FX, HD, HG, HJ, HK, HQ, HR, HT, HX, HZ, WB) as well as many more Holden models. Select from Holden car parts including Holden exhausts, Holden lift kits, Holden brakes, Holden fuel pumps, Holden water pumps and much more!
Holden was founded in 1856 by James Alexander Holden as J.A. Holden & Co, a saddlery manufacturer in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1908 the company, renamed as Holden & Frost Ltd, moved into the automotive business and specialised in minor repairs to car upholstery. From 1914, Holden & Frost started to re-body, mount, paint & trim bodies from cars produced by F T Hack and Co onto older chassis. The company then began to manufacture motorcycle sidecar bodies and after the 1917 wartime trade restrictions, the company started full-scale production of vehicle body shells.
In late 1917 Henry James Holden (HJ Holden), the eldest son of J.A. Holden, founded a new company called Holden's Motor Body Builders Ltd (HMBB) specialising in car bodies and by 1923 were producing 12,000 units per year. HMBB was purchased by General Motors in 1931 and merged into General Motors (Australia) Pty Ltd to form General Motors-Holden which gave General Motors an Australian identity, inherited from Holden.
Holden continued to pursue their goal of manufacturing an Australian car. The result being "The Holden" which was launched in 1948. The name of the model was chosen in honour of Sir Edward Holden, the grandson of J.A. Holden and the company's first chairman.
Holden dominated the Australian car market during the 1950s. In the 1960s, Holden's locally produced large six-cylinder and eight-cylinder vehicles remained Australia's top-selling cars, despite the arrival of serious competitors (Ford Falcon, Chrysler Valiant, and other Japanese made cars). In 1978, Holden's most popular car up to that point, the Holden Commodore, was introduced as the VB. The 1980s were a challenging time for the Australian automotive industry as a whole and for Holden. Throughout the 1990s the company changed, increasing its Australian market share from 21% in 1991 to over 28% in 1999 and during 1998, General Motors-Holden's Ltd name was shortened to "Holden Ltd". In the 2000s, Holden's market surge from the 1990s reversed with Holden's market share dropping from over 27% in 2000 to 15% in 2006 and during March 2003, Holden lost the number one sales position in Australia to Toyota.
On 10th December 2013 General Motors announced that Holden would cease manufacturing operations in Australia by the end of 2017 and in 2020 General Motors exited the Australian market and confirmed that the Holden brand would be retired and cease to exist by 2021.