Holden Premier wagon 1977 - today's family tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Big seventies wagon would be perfect for a weekend getaway.

Holden Premier wagon 1977 - today's family tempter
Premier wagon looks like a solid survivor.

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Is it just our imagination, or is there an upsurge in interest in sixties and seventies wagons?

Typically over the years they were first bought by a proud family, then traded in on something newer and gradually worked their way through a succession of owners, eventually becoming a tradie's packhorse until it was worn out.

Consequently, old wagons don't seem to have a great survival rate. However this car claims only two owners over the last 27 years.

Dating from 1977, the Premier is running a 253ci (4.2lt) V8 with what we assume is the stock Trimatic transmission.

The latter can benefit from the addition of an oil cooler, particularly if it's being used for towing.

Holden's 253 is not hugely powerful, but it's smooth and can pack on a lot of miles before needing attention.

This one presumably has had some headwork done to it, given it's running dual fuel.

Wagons like this were built until until the demise of the Kingswood/Premier range in 1979 with the HZ.

This example is based in Victoria and is priced at $30,000.

 

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