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Holden Camira (JB)
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Holden Camira (JB). 1982–4 (prod. 85,725). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon. F/F, 1598 cm³ (I4 OHC). Much-vaunted J-car, hugely anticipated by Holden to plug gap between Gemini and Commodore and to fight Ford Telstar. Related to Opel Ascona C. Huge advertising campaign, calling Camira ‘Supercar’. Underpowered and not that reliable, with Camtech engine design problems (mainly overheating). Sporty SJ trim introduced 1983, cosmetic only. Wagons from 1983, Australian designed—rear ends shipped to Britain to be added behind Vauxhall Cavalier Mk II front.

Manufacturing location: Australia

Marque: Holden | Model: Holden Camira | Predecessor: Holden Sunbird (UC) | Successors: Holden Camira (JD), Isuzu Florian Aska


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