The 1967 Holden Hurricane is the newest addition to Echuca’s National Holden Motor Museum.MONIQUE PRESTON December 28, 2012 4:10am
A car that stands only 1m high is the newest addition to Echuca’s National Holden Motor Museum.
The futuristic 1967 Holden Hurricane is on display in Echuca for the next three months, showcasing features well ahead of its years.
Designed by Holden’s research and development team, the Hurricane was built as an experimental car, looking to the future.
While it was designed 45 years ago, the one-of-a-kind Hurricane includes many features that have started being introduced into many cars in recent years.
The completely electronic car includes a path-finder navigation system as well as a camera in the back instead of a rear vision mirror.
The ignition is also controlled by electronics, rather than a key.
Its most striking features, however, are its small size and wedged shape.
To get into the two-seat sports car, the roof lifts upwards and the driver and passenger to climb in.
National Holden Museum owner Ted Furley said he was pleased to add the Hurricane to his display for the next few months and urged car enthusiasts to have a look.
‘‘We’re extremely lucky to have it on display,’’ he said.
‘‘People will not get any closer than what you can get to it in Echuca for the next three months.’’
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