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Random # 210: EH Holden Special

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Aussies love their EH Holdens!  But if there's one thing they love even more, it's hotted-up EH Holdens, like the one shown here, resplendent in metallic bluey-purple-ish paint!


Like any classic hotted-up EH, the car also featured a set of fat mags, an HR disc brake front end, a dash-mounted tacho and gauges, a wooden three-spoke sports steering wheel, a floor-shift 'box and bucket seats.  The biggish exhaust suggests that the engine has undergone some work, in keeping with the general performance-enhanced theme. 






Love your EHs, too (there are several more featured on this 'blog)?  How about other Holdens, Fords, Chryslers or classic Japanese, Italian or British marques?  Just use the search facility (magnifying glass icon) in the top right hand corner of the page or just have a browse.



U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)

Random # 209: 1938 Chevrolet Straight Six Master Deluxe

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This magnificent ocean-liner of a Chevrolet was photographed at the 2018 Bream Creek Show, about an hour's drive east of Tasmania's capital city, Hobart.


According to its gentleman owner, the car is ex-Queensland, having been in Tasmania for less than a year.



It's an Australian manufactured vehicle, produced by General Motors-Holdens Ltd, who had by that stage become a subsidiary of GM's operations in the United States of America. 

To say the car was perfect would be to significantly understate the amazing quality of of its restoration; every single aspect - from its paint, chrome and interior - were absolutely pristine and a true credit to whoever did the work and the current owner's diligent attention to detail in keeping it looking so fabulous.  











U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)

Random # 208: Valiant R/T 265 Charger

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Is pink really a girls' colour?  UMPH suggests that this spectacular, very manly, extremely tough Charger puts an emphatic end to any speculation there may be about the question!  (Unless pink is really 'magenta', it's been teamed with black and is associated with a certain Hobart all-boys' school * , that is, eh, David and Naff?!).


The owner told UMPH that the car had only just arrived in Hobart, having been purchased on mainland Australia, and had already attracted a lot of attention on Facebook and other classic car forums.  He was en route to Transport Tasmania to collect its new rego plates, so expect to see a lot more of the car in and around the southern part of the state.  It won't be easy to miss!




















U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)







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