Reminiscing time - had a few Crownies…
An early tick on the bucket list… when aged 20.
HOLDEN HR 186S
It was pearlescent blue and came with all accessories of the time. Even had the rear wheel spats. The only mod I made was to fit six inch chrome rims with Goodyear Grand Rally tyres.
There was only ever seven sold (licensed) in Western Australia, where I lived at the time in 1967, and I got mine with 45,000 miles in 1973.
It was the car that I had wanted since high school.
I had my HR for five years and still miss her. Took on a Holden HQ 253 V8 at the lights once, and kept beside it…
HOLDEN HR Premier Sedan 1967, with the 186S engine, coupled to the rare factory fitted Opel four speed gearbox manual transmission.
I have had one and will never forget it.
145 bhp. 0 - 100 in 10.0 sec. Not bad for 1967.
Engine: Holden 186 'red' motor, with factory fitted:
Double barrel carby.
Lukey straight through exhaust.
Fully forged crank
Pics are what my HR 186S looked like.
I remember when I was young: