Bolwell Mk. V
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 4
The Bolwell Mk V was produced in 1965, and combined
both the latest European developments with the Bolwell
brothers own individual ideas of what would make for a
superior sports car.
Just as the manufacturing side of the new business was
becoming better organized and more professional, so too
were the expectations on the Mk V - the company determined
to make this model a more effective and communicative
road going sports car.
The Bolwell brothers decided to use components from just
one source - Holden.
This allowed Bolwell owners to quickly
and easily purchase spare parts through Holden's country-wide
spare parts network.
Indeed it was only the steering
set-up that was sourced
from another manufacturer, BMC. The Mk V kept the "swoopy"
profile of its predecessor, but took some design elements
from the then popular Jensen Interceptor for the back
There was some criticism at the time that the back window
was a little too bulbous, but we think it looks fantastic
even today. In total, some 75 MK V coupes were made up
Text and Images courtesy Bolwell
Car Club: www.bolwellcarclub.com.au