15 December 2017
Holden builds its last engine in Fishermans Bend, Port Melbourne
Holden completed its last Australian V6 engine number 1,137,282 about 11am on 29 November. It was laser-etched with “LAST ONE 29/11/17″.
The engines have been stockpiled for Commodore production until manufacturing ends in late 2017.
This ended an association with the Fishermans Bend site dating back to 1948 and the birth of the Australian car industry.
The site was purchased by the Victorian Government earlier this year.
Over its almost 70-year life, the Port Melbourne-based engine casting plant has produced more than 10 million engines.
Source: Barry Park, Wheels