Random # 105: EH Holden Sedan
The 1963 - 1964 EH holds a special place in many Australian's hearts, possibly because it was such an aesthetically pleasing car compared to its immediate forerunner - the EJ (please see https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=2508981426685843641;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=1;src=postname) - and due to it being the first Holden to feature the beloved 'red' motor that GMH continued to use up until VB Commodore production ceased in 1980.
This particular car reminds UMPH of the 1970s, in that its metallic blue paint and fat chrome wheels are more in keeping with that decade than the majority of today's often faithfully restored examples featuring factory-spec colours and standard, or at least more modest, rims and rubber.
The fact that the most of today's EHs have undergone often extensive restorations reflects their age, relative scarcity and status as one of Holden's icon models.
It's hardly Newtonian-physics (or the logic of Trump foreign policy, to extend the metaphor) to understand that the older a car model becomes, the less examples of that particular vehicle will be available.
Some of that's down to the natural attrition that occurs between the time cars are relatively new and when they become recognised as classics - a dangerous time when many vehicles are undervalued and subsequently abused, often being scrapped before their inherent desirability is recognised.
For all those reasons, it's not surprising that EHs of almost any condition attract top dollar and are highly sought after by Holden aficionados, and why it's also refreshing to see this one in 1970s' livery.
It wouldn't be too hard to imagine this car filled with long-haired, flare-wearing blokes, AC-DC blaring from its cassette-player, doing a few blockies before heading to the drive-in.
If anyone can remember what a drive-in is, that is!
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All iPhone images.