The 48-215 was finally here and more importantly the Holden was all Australian although it was tested in the USA and had developement changes there. By the end of 1948 the total production was just 112 but the demand for the home grown product was enormous and by 1950 Holden had increased it's production to 80 units per day. Capable of 30 miles per gallon of gasoline and with the ability to smooth out the rough roads around Australia the Holden became the car everyone wanted. The racing boys enjoyed considerable success with the FX as the weight was less than a ton and with a bit of tuning (a lot) was capable of nearly 200 km/h (125 mph) out the reliable 'Grey motor'. In fact in 1958 Leo Geoghegan won the Sedan and Sports Car events at the Easter Bathurst race meet in a 48-215.
As early as 1949 there were changes on
the drawing board to the grill as they were made
of many parts and were costly to manufacture. Even
the 2-piece front window was replaced in one
American made model.