As we were leaving South Melbourne Market last Sunday, R noticed this car and drew my attention to its magnificence. There was not a speck of dust on this EH Holden Special, from 1963 or 1964.
The EH had the first of what was called the 'red' motors, which superseded the old 'grey' motor. They were very reliable, although the brakes, steering and gearshift were very ordinary. You just so would not want to drive it heavy traffic and to be changing gears all the time. An automatic transmission was available, the Hydramatic, but it was very very slow and slowed the car down considerably as it slurred between its four forward gears.
The EH was available in two engine sizes, 149 cubic inches and 179 and the larger would move the car from 0 to 60mph in a bit over ten seconds, respectable by today's standards.
Note the grommet looking objects in the centre door pillar. Looks like the seat belts have been replaced too.