Holden HR Premier 1966 survivor - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine


Family sedan claims to be original inside and out

Holden HR Premier 1966 survivor - today's tempter
Survivor HD Premier is a rare find.

Sell your car right here for free.

For Holden collectors, the combination of the words 'original' and 'Premier' is a powerful one, particularly when it's associated with a car that's now over 50 years old.

Holden's HR series replaced the relatively short-lived HD and was produced from April 1966 through to 1968. Changes from the previous model included styling and improvements to the chassis.

You could get a sedan, station wagon, panel van and utility, with the passenger cars offered in three levels of trim. Premier was the top of the range.

A suprisingly long list (four) of straight six engine options was used, from 161ci (2.6lt) through to 186ci (3.0lt). Transmission choices were a three-speed manual or two-speed Powerglide automatic.

The model was a success, with some 250,000 being produced at a time when a basic sedan would cost around $2300 and a Premier as much as $500 more.

Located in Tasmania, the example shown here has the big 186 with a manual and claims to be a time capsule with original paint and interior. The owner is asking $45,000.

Unique Cars magazine Value Guides

Sell your car for free right here

 

SUBSCRIBE TO UNIQUE CARS MAGAZINE
Get your monthly fix of news, reviews and stories on the greatest cars and minds in the automotive world.

Subscribe