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3 minutes ago, Darryl said:

I saw a black one of these about 2 years ago in the Shell servo on Grand Junction Rd at Hope Valley (in Adelaide for the interstaters!)

 

The number plate was LFA from memory.

 

Had a young chap at the wheel. I gave him a thumbs up as I walked past :)

 

I've seen that one! He was driving sedately sadly. 

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Oh yeah, and here's a doco on the LFA and how it was built.

 

 

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The Lite Stout! -- What a beast....The tradies choice back in the day..Now ya gotta go to the job in ya $70k Amarok or sum such thumping big ute mate!...

 

 

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......another beauty -- with original rust...

 

 

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...might have posted this one before -- 

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Thought some of you might enjoy some pics the powerglide 

Originaly sold in Dee Why back in 68 the first owner traded it back to the dealer in 1970. Second owner traded his FE in for $750 and purchased the Premier for $1850 and keep it for 35years putting a mere 60,000 miles on her. After developing alzheimer's and becoming invincible one of his last drives saw the car end up in a tree. 

While watching the Tigers win the grand final in 2005 the owners spouse asked a neighbour if he could take the car before something more serious happened. He garaged the car and took the guy driving every other weekend for five years until he passed away. So essentially a one owner car when I got her in 2010.

 

I'm not a holden "head in the sand" guy and like most old cars from the sixties and seventies especially holden and in particular this series, I've had the trifecta HK HT HG 

 

it came with a bit of an exhaust tick up front so I put a set of extractors on and a 2"" stainless system all the way back. 68 was the first time you could option all aspects of the build, their claim was over a million combinations and no two HK's were identical. Extractors were a common option on the 186/powerglide combo as it increased power and reduced fuel consumption. Appart from a new radio that's all I've had to do to her. The original Air Chief was gone so I found a repop digital and upgraded the single oval speaker to a twin cone, nothing in the back.

 

got to like priorities back then, no seat belts just his and hers ashtrays for the kids in the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@Powerglide Very nice car. Great pics, looks to be in remarkable original condition. With original number plate..Ho'w the rust situation? Is that some on the rear window surround

 

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Not too bad Fez, like I said I'd had a few before this one so know the common  problem areas to check which were all sound.

There are drain holes in the bottom of each door and the four guards if these are blocked, or worse, bogged up there will be problems, floor pans and the spare wheel well are also normal contenders. If all above checks out the chassis shoud be fine but still worth a look, the curved box section behind the front wheels are normally where they start. 

 

60% of this car has original paint, the roof has been resprayed at some stage, good job but poor prep, neglected to properly remove all surface rust and some discolouration is happening under the paint. Also neglected to remove the glass and address the seals, as spotted water has got behind the trim and began to eat things up. There were a couple poorly fixed thumb nail sized blisters resurfacing, one at the bottom rear of the front passenger door and one on the front bottom of the passenger front guard, I ground them out straight away to see how bad they were, stuff all. I cleaned them up hit them with rust converter, bondo and good quality primer, so small and close to the Hacienda blue I've just left it until I decide what to do paintwise. I quite like it warts and all, couple of touch ups don't match 100% but she still presents well, I use it and don't have to worry too much about other people's ignorance or washing every weekend.

I will definitely be popping the screens and re doing the roof soonish. 

 

There is a major cosmetic indifference with my Premier, can any Holden buffs pick it 

 

 

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Very nice [emoji106]

 

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@Powerglide love it when people keep these as original as possible...seems to be the new trend rather than trying to make them into better than show room condition... these things are better ageing gracefully...

 

love that original interior with upholstery... they really did interiors with a bit of character back then rather than basically the mutishade of grey/black get these days ! 

 

nice one... great someone is looking after it ....

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Nah---

boring colour,

can't drive it in Australia except on the track and it's too valuable to actually use.

14 years old and only 4000 Km--lucky if it runs.

 

(Hope I've convinced myself.)

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Beautiful Maserati mistral spyder, from the recent Autobella at Como Park Melbourne..Look at those gorgeous Borrani wheels...Love the colour too...

 

 

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I'm not sure if this place has had a mention here, but it's a rather nice place to browse cars - more like something you'd find in Sydney or Melbourne rather than Adelaide.  They've had some lovely cars in recently including a gorgeous Ferrari Daytona:

 

http://richmonds.com.au/

 

Also, it's shameless plug as my little BMW is in there currently on consignment:

 

http://richmonds.com.au/portfolio/2014-bmw-428i-m-sport-coupe/

 

And I love the 50 years of patina on the interior of the Daytona:

 

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I like the 59 Aston, but probably couldn't afford the Morris 

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On the recently sold page, the Australian designs, especially the '73 Monaro, look shockingly coarse among all those smooth european (and even American) lines.

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love those old cars. would easily have that c1 corvette... what a classic. ps i dont think would even fit in our garage ... let alone being able to afford it. the citroen 2CV looks quite a bit of affordable fun though :D

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Went out to the American GM show today, to me out of all the cars on show this Buick Skylark best fitted the tag ""random car of interest"

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nice red outside and in by the looks :)

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There were some other pretty girls on show 

 

May West Caddy with the large assets up front

Buick straight Eight

56 Oldsmobile 

A hold on tight 502 SS Chevelle 

Pristine 1930 V16 Cadillac 

 

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3 hours ago, Powerglide said:

Went out to the American GM show today, to me out of all the cars on show this Buick Skylark best fitted the tag ""random car of interest"

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Great car. Stirling Moss called it his favourite car. Lovely high performance small block V8.

I remember the day Dad brought one home. I drove it as often as I could.???

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Not a big fan of old yank tanks...Studibaker excepted...

But geez the black V16 Caddy is georgous...:)

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Yes, the Cadillac is wonderful...

 

Something a little closer to home....

 

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, The Fez said:

Something a little closer to home....

You on your way to heaven....

Most use a casket...

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