Holden HD 179 Special - Reader Ride

By: Cliff Chambers, Photography by: Cliff Chambers

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Nathan West is the 4th owner of this genuine HD 179 Special that was sold originally at Roma in central QLD but found its way eventually to Fernvale in the Brisbane Valley

"I only bought it five weeks ago from a 92 year-old man who has kept in very nice condition," Nathan said. "I haven’t had to do much to it and don’t think I will as you don’t see many that are this original."

Nathan is a bit of a ‘barn find’ fiend. His other car which stayed at home on Autospectacular Day is a 1275cc Mini Cooper S which he rescued from ‘storage’ and brought back to running condition.

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In keeping with its wonderfully authentic condition, the HD comes with a range of original Holden accessories including the Diamond Dot radio, rear venetian, wheel-trims, mudflaps and headlight protectors. As part of his display, Nathan also brought along a selection of period items like a picnic basket, rare portable radio, LP records and the obligatory possum tail hanging from the mirror.

"Just for a bit of fun and to spark some memories from people who recall things like that.

 

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