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HR PREMIER – LOOKIN’ GOOD

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This all started when my wife and I de­cided to up­date our cars. She got a new toy, but I de­cided I wanted some­thing with a bit of age to it. My cri­te­ria were that I did not want a new car and it had to have been built be­fore 1970. Choices were nar­rowed down to Valiants AP5 or 6, Ford Ze­phyr MkII, Stude­baker Lark and any Holden from 1956 to 1967.

The search for ve­hi­cles was not pro­vid­ing any­thing that grabbed me. So I went to a Flemington Race­course car show and came across Dave from HR Parts & Stuff. He had a sur­vivor HR on dis­play that had been cleaned up and this rekin­dled a long re­la­tion­ship with the model, hav­ing owned a panel van from 1969 to 1975. We got talk­ing, and I told Dave I was in­ter­ested in a HR Premier, but it had to be Pyre­nees Blue. He took my num­ber and said he would get back to me as he knew where there was a one-owner car he had been chas­ing for a cou­ple of years.

I was sur­prised when I got a call from Dave back in

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