1966 Holden HR Special Sedan
|Engine||In- Line 6-Cylinder, 186 cid|
|Gearbox||2- Speed Automatic|
In production between April 1966 and January 1968, the HR Holden was an update of the existing HD with sharp new styling and the clean, modern lines still look good today. With wider track and lower height, revised suspension and medium low profile tyres, the HR had reduced body roll and an improved ride. Mechanical improvements included new versions of the existing Red Engines that were both quieter and smoother.
The base 161-cid six-cylinder was joined by the optional 186-cid engine with a handy 145bhp available and a choice of the Powerglide automatic transmission or three-speed manual gearbox. A free-flow exhaust was also new. The HR range of Standard, Special and Premier models all received updated interiors and there was a long list of options, including a limited slip diff, power disc brakes, power steering, tinted windscreen or two-tone paint. Australia's own car had become 'Turbo-Smooth' in Holden's own advertising parlance and good examples of the HR series are now becoming quite sought after.