HR Special Wagon
Classic White/Larkspur Blue
Something a bit different. Check out this very rare South African export, 1967 HR Holden Special Wagon. In 1967 the HR Holden was exported from Australia to South Africa with power disc brakes and the cross flow radiator with the header tank.
We chatted with Mr Don Loffler, the author of many early Holden books, He said he’s heard of these cars but has never seen one. This could be the only one in Australia…
The drive train was imported from Chevrolet in America and was factory fitted in South Africa to this 1967 Holden. This engine is a 194 cubic inch 3.2L 6 cylinder Chevrolet, which is coupled to the all synchro Opel 3 speed gear box. The reverse gear has a slight grind but all forward gears are perfect and it is a joy to drive. In 2013 the car went through a series of works including a new coat of paint which is presented in the 2 tone colour combination of classic white and Larkspur blue. It also had some rust repair done, which was minimal.
The HR has been garaged ever since, always serviced and rarely driven (once a month). It was brought back to Australia by the owner of Affordable classics in Canberra. The owner, after visiting his parents in South Africa, he saw that his father was getting too old to drive it so purchased it and brought it back.
This Holden is in excellent condition. All the doors shut like it just came out of the factory, the chrome on the front and rear is in excellent condition, comes with the original Holden hubcaps, chrome tip on the exhaust, interior is all original and all ornaments, mouldings, the roof lining and glass are in great condition.