Holden HT Premier - today's modified tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Older resto with V8 and 9-inch

Holden HT Premier - today's modified tempter
Modified HT Premier looks as though it's nicely done.

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We just happened to be cruising through the classifieds and couldn't help giving this one a second look.

Listed as an older resto, it certainly photographs well. Sadly there's only one pic...

HT Holdens were produced 1969-70, a time when Holden was clearly in an expansive mood. There were numerous variants of this series, including sedan, wagon, van, ute and Brougham. Oops, let's not forget the Monaro!

Plus there was an offshoot series in South Africa, with slant-forward snout and branded as Chevrolet.

Several variants of the straight six were offered: 169ci (2.6lt), 186 (3.0lt) and even a 130ci (2.1lt) for export markets. Then there were the V8s: 253ci (4.2lt), 307ci (imported 5.0lt), 308ci (local 5.0lt) and 350 (5.7lt).

Transmission options were a two-speed Powerglide, or a three or four-speed manual.

Then there were assorted models sharing body shells: Belmont, Kingswood and Premier. Holden dealers must have felt they were leading a very complex existence!

The car shown here is a 1969 Premier with what is said to be a worked 253 plus Trimatic and 9-inch LSD. It's running disc brakes all round.

Located in Vic, it's priced at $30,000.

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