Holden HR Premier Sedan – Satin Silver (1967)
Product Code: A72446
Manufacturer: Biante Model Cars
Biante Model Cars are very proud to announce a new model from us with completely new tooling, the 1:18 Scale 1967 Holden HR Premier Sedan in Satin Silver. While a lot of the public focus has been on the development of our new VN mould which is soon to be released, we have been working quietly with Autoart for a significant amount of time now on a 1:18 HR model and are pleased to finally make it official with images of our latest decorated prototype sample.
The HR Holden replaced the previously released HD when sales started to dwindle in 1966. The HR featured what appeared to be mild body changes compared to its predecessor, but in actual fact they were reasonably significant. The roof line was reworked and nearly all of the exterior panels had adjustments made to them to give the new HR a sleeker and (then) modern profile. In addition to this the front featured a new grille and squared off headlights with ‘tower type’ lights at the back.
The performance of the HR initially was bolstered due to an enlarged version of the ‘red engine’ with higher compression ratios, a new version of the twin carburettor X2 engine pumped out 109 kW (145 bhp). In 1967 the 186S engine became available as an option and while it still featured similar output credentials as the X2 engine, the new option delivered its power smoothly in comparison to the X2 version and it also featured Holden’s first automatic choke. The HR can also be credited as one of the cars that introduced new ‘safety’ packages to the Australian car market. Six months after its initial launch, a safety upgrade was included which saw seat belts added to the front, windscreen washers, reversing lights and sun visors.
The HR is a significant, classic Australian road car and as such, we have been working very hard to create a model that is worthy of this popular car. Modelled as a 1967 HR Premier with the optioned white roof and aforementioned 186S engine, this model is shaping up to be a gorgeous replica. With separate hand brake lines on the undercarriage and extra engine bay wiring including the hood release cable and brake lines – the detailed mechanical features of this model are really quite impressive. Added to the list of nice features are the replicated Nasco options including rear wheel covers, windscreen sunshade, paint protection plates, external mirror, front hood ornament, seat belts, rear venetian shade and the detailed interior including the styled wooden finished panels.
With the usual high level of finishing, quality and attention to detail the 1:18 Scale Holden HR Premier in Satin Silver is certainly a model that any Australian car enthusiast should have in their collection.