2019 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction

1966 Holden HR Utility with Custom Trailer




Engine 186ci six-cylinder (X2 Specs)
Gearbox Three-speed manual
Body Work Utility & Panel Van box trailer
Colour Kurrewa Blue
Interior Dark blue
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Drum/drum


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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 in-line 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 Premier. A 126 bhp 186ci (3.0 litre) six was standard on Premiers and optional on all other models. Holden’s HR range consisted of Standard, Special and Premier level sedans and wagons, plus the HR panel van and utility commercial models. A total of 252,352 HRs were produced up to January 1968, when it was replaced by the Holden HK series.