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Holden 48/215 FX Technical Specifications

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48/215 FX Holden Specifications

48/215 FX Holden Sedan
Holden 48/215 (FX) Original Sales Brochure
Original 48/215 Sales Brochure
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1948 - 1953
  • Number Built: 120,402
  • Price at Introduction: £733 ($1466)
  • Models:
    • Standard Sedan
    • Utility
    • Business Sedan
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • Standard Sedan - 29th November 1948
    • Utility - January, 1951
    • Business Sedan - July 1953
  • To Identify:
    • Chrome grille with vertical slats
    • Split 2-piece windscreen
    • No front or rear turn indicators
    • "Holden" badge across centre front of bonnet and across boot
    • Centrally mounted rear stop light
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 172.0 inches (4370mm)
    • Total width: 66.9 inches (1702mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 61.8 inches (1568mm)
    • Wheelbase: 103.0 inches (2616mm)
    • Front Track: 53.0 inches (1346mm)
    • Rear Track: 54.0 inches (1372mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 2230lb (1012kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 37ft (11.3 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Heat indicator
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Generator warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.985:1 to top speed of 30 mph (48 km/h)
    • 2nd: 1.591:1 to top speed of 52 mph (84 km/h)
    • 3rd: 1.00:1 to top speed of 80.4 mph (129 km/h)
    • Reverse: 2.985:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single-plate, dry disc, diaphragm type spring driven plate cushioned to hub by four high rate coil springs
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.89:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • Standard six-cylinder engine and three speed manual
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 18.7 seconds
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 22.4 seconds
  • Engine:
    • Capacity: 2160cc 132.5 cubic inches (2.171 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Stromberg double venturi downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.00 x 3.125 inches (76.2 x 79.4mm)
    • Power: 60bhp (45kw) at 3800rpm
    • Torque: 100lb-ft (135Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 6.5:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 6 volt
    • Coil and generator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe, straight through resonance type muffler
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Short and long arm independent type with coil springs
    • Rear: Hotchkiss Drive with semi-elliptic springs
  • Steering:
    • Worm and sector type, ratio 14:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
    • Rear: Hydraulic 9 inch (229mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Demountable disc wheels with drop centre type rim integral with wheel
  • Tyres:
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