Holden Efiji (2)

Car lovers across Gippsland have less than two weeks left to see the world-famous Holden Efijy concept car in their own backyard.

The $1.2 million one-off hand-built car is on display at Trafalgar Holden Museum until 10 May.

The Efijy was built in Australia in 2005 and has travelled the world’s car shows since, taking out the prestigious ‘Concept Car of the Year’ award at America’s 2007 Concept Car Awards.

Trafalgar Holden Museum committee president Neil Joiner said the Efijy was a “must-see” exhibit for all car enthusiasts, not just Holden fans.

“The Efijy is the only one of its kind in the world and we are thrilled to have it on display in our museum,” Mr Joiner said.

“It’s an incredibly impressive and beautiful car that shows great imagination. Its shape and interior is based on the 1953 Holden FJ, while the concept was based on the Chevrolet Corvette floor pan.

“It has a six litre V8 engine, with a supercharger that puts out 664 horse power at just under 6500 revolutions per minute, and an air suspension system that lowers the car when the car is stopped. It also has electronic instrumentation, including a display screen that disappears into the dash.

“I urge people to come and take a look for themselves before the car goes back to Holden.”

Trafalgar Holden Museum has a vast collection of Holden cars and memorabilia from the company’s early days as a leather goods manufacturer, to the present day.

The museum is located at 74 Waterloo Road, Trafalgar and is open from 10am-5pm weekends and public holidays. It is also open on weekdays by appointment.

Entry is $10 adults, $25 families, $7.50 seniors, $2.50 children aged 8-15 (children under eight free). Phone 5633 1684 for further information or to make a weekday or group appointment.