1966 HR Holden Premier X2 (Sold)

Mileage 25516
Engine 3048cc 186
Rego RCP 669
The Holden HR range was released in April 1966, replacing the Holden HD series which had been in production since 1965. In addition to a revised grille, the HR featured a reworked roofline and larger rear window (on the sedans), revised rear lights (on sedans and wagons) and changes to almost all exterior body panels. Other changes included revised ball joint front suspension, widened track, improved interior trim and woodgrain interior finish for the Premier models. Six months after the launch of the HR, all models were given a safety upgrade with the addition of front safety belts, windscreen washers, reversing lights, sun visors and a shatterproof interior rear-view mirror. The two versions of the inline six-cylinder Holden Red motor were carried across from the HD series, both with increased engine capacity and a higher compression ratio. The 114 bhp 161ci (2.6 litre) six was standard in all models except the Premiers. A 126 bhp 186ci (3.0 litre) six was standard on Premiers and optional on all other models. On top of that, HR buyers could select a 145 bhp twin carburettor "X2" version of the 186 (initially an option on all models) before it was replaced by a 145 bhp "186S" in June 1967, the new engine fitted with a single two-barrel carburettor. Holden’s HR range consisted of Standard, Special and Premier level spec sedans and wagons, plus the HR panel van and utility commercial vehicles. A total of 252,352 units were produced up to January 1968 when the HR was replaced by the Holden HK series.   This particular HR has arrived and what a stunning creation. First time on the market in many years. Rarely seen for sale and especially as a factory Premier X2. Restored many years ago this has certainly stood the test of time. Comes with plenty of history inc detailed restoration pictures. Finished off with rear louver and sun visor. SALE ON WAS $75,999 - NOW -$69,999 Contact Ben Finnis  - 0411 744 190  for more information. -Interstate transport can be arranged. -Finance available. -All cars inspected by our fully trained mechanics.       Over 50 x Classics in stock and more arriving daily . Go to http://www.collectableclassiccars.com.au MORE CLASSIC CARS WANTED. CONTACT BEN FINNIS Collectable Classic Cars & Bikes - Strathalbyn SA Est 1989