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Holden HR
1966 - 1968 
Engine: 6 cyl.  
Transmission: 3 & 4 spd man. & 2
spd Powerglide

The Holden HR range was released in April 1966, replacing the Holden HD series which had been in production since 1965.[ In additional 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.[2] Other changes included a 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, sunvisors and a shatterproof interior rearview mirror.

 

Model range

The Holden HR passenger vehicle range offered 4 door sedan and 5 door station wagon body styles in three trim levels with the six models marketed as follows.

  • Holden Standard Sedan
  • Holden Standard Station Sedan
  • Holden Special Sedan
  • Holden Special Station Sedan
  • Holden Premier Sedan
  • Holden Premier Station Sedan

The HR commercial vehicle range was offered in 2 door coupe utility and 2 door panel van variants, marketed as follows:

  • Holden Utility
  • Holden Panel Van




Total Production: 252,352
Base Price: $2286 '161' manual
$2856 '186' manual


HD Holden
1965 - 1966 
Engine: 6 cyl.
 The Holden HD sedans and station wagons were released in February 1965 with coupe utility and panel van body styles following in July of that year. The HD range replaced the Holden EH series which had been in production since 1963.[ The HD had a completely new body, which was wider and longer than that of the EH and offered significant increases in passenger space, load space and equipment levels. Disc brakes were offered for the first time on a Holden model [3] and the optional Hydramatic three–speed automatic transmission as used in the EH was replaced by a Powerglide two– speed unit. The HD was also the first Holden to be offered with a factory performance engine option, the “X2”. The HD is often confused with the later HR but can be recognised by the front indicators being mounted under the bumper (the HR had round indicators mounted in the grill) and the wrap around tail lights at the back (the HR had narrow lights that enxtended up the end of the rear fins but not around the edge)


 

 

Model range

The Holden HD passenger vehicle range offered 4 door sedan and 5 door station wagon bodystyles in three trim levels with the six models marketed as follows.

  • Holden Standard Sedan
  • Holden Standard Station Sedan
  • Holden Special Sedan
  • Holden Special Station Sedan
  • Holden Premier Sedan
  • Holden Premier Station Sedan

The HD commercial vehicle range was offered in 2 door coupe utility and 2 door panel van variants, marketed as follows:

  • Holden Utility
  • Holden Panel Van 


 

 


Number Built: 178,927
Price at Introduction: £1160 ($2320)

 



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