1966 HR Holden Premier X2

Australian Muscle Car - - '66 Clickety-Click -

GrantG O’Dea has owned his rare HR Premier X2 for 14 years. He was orig­i­nally keen to pur­chase a first gen­er­a­tion Monaro, but when the mus­cle car mar­ket ex­ploded in the early noughties he found him­self ques­tion­ing the in­vest­ment re­quired. He spot­ted the Pyre­nees Blue HR X2 for sale which was within his bud­get and “has never re­gret­ted it”. Grant is a mem­ber of the HD/HR Car Club of SA and his is be­lieved to be the only orig­i­nal X2 in the club’s ranks, which num­ber 65. What’s more, it’s an Ade­laide-built ve­hi­cle. “I’ve driven it in­ter­state three or four times to dif­fer­ent HD/

HR Na­tion­als. You do no­tice a big dif­fer­ence in per­for­mance with the X2 com­pared to the reg­u­lar HR, es­pe­cially go­ing up hills be­cause you’ve got the up­graded cam, fac­tory head­ers and twin car­bies. Ad­mit­tedly, mine is the twospeed Pow­er­glide, so you do lose a bit of power com­pared to the man­ual, but still the pick-up is no­tice­ably bet­ter. And it sounds good too.”

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