1967 Holden HR - auction action

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Tidy examples like this are thin on the ground

1967 Holden HR - auction action
HR Holdens that look as original as this one are thin on the ground.

Given their popularity, it's staggering how few really good original HR Holden sedans survive. Then again, we are now talking about a 50-year-old car.

A follow on from the HD series, the HR represented a major revision of a style and size of car that was working well for Holden.

Pretty much all the body panels scored a tweak, and the rear window size was increased.

Handling was improved with a little more track and upgraded suspension.

Meanwhile the legendary red motor was given a little more oomph, with bigger capacity options and a touch more compression.

You could tick one of several engine options for this series, as well as manual or auto transmissions.

Produced 1966 to very early 1968, over 250,000 were sold. A basic sedan like the one you see here would have set you back around $2300.

This car is on the block at Lloyds in Queensland, and early online bidding suggests it will score a solid price.

We're not surprised, as the photos indicate this is an exceptionally faithful example.

It's running the 161ci (2.6lt) straight six in the snout, with a three-speed column-shift manual.

We'll be very curious to see where the bidding ends up, when it goes to final auction this Saturday. Look for lot 39.

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