1965 Holden HD – Today’s Lion Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1965 Holden HD 1965 Holden HD

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The Holden HD is a medium-sized, family and commercially oriented vehicle built by General Motors Holden.

Released in February of 1965, the HD replaced the outgoing EH Holden, and stayed in production until April 1966.

The HD brought with it a great many changes including a completely new, wider, longer body shell, disc brakes and performance engine configurations.

Customers could choose to have their HD in four different body styles; a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door van.

Power was derived from a range of inline six-cylinder motors that could be had in various sizes of displacement, depending on the model.

The shove from these engines was sent to the HD’s rear wheels via either a two-speed automatic or a three-speed manual transmission.

Although it was only in production for just over a year, the HD was a highly successful model for GMH, with over 178,000 HDs being built in total.

This particular HD is a ’65 four-door sedan and comes equipped with the three-speed manual transmission.

According to the seller, the HD underwent a restoration in 2004 and has always been garaged and undercover.

The HD is $33,000 and anyone interested in this Aussie classic can view the full listing here

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