1963 Holden EH Premier 179 from Australia and New Zealand
Hydramatic damper plate springs cracked and failed at 55K Kms.
Power brake booster failed at 55K Kms.
Master cylinder failed.
Heater/demister valve leak.
New King Pins at 53K Kms.
One occasionally noisy valve lifter/tappet.
This old Premier looks, steers and runs like new and is absolutely original. Its smooth, quiet and surprisingly powerful for such a small engine.
The Nasco power assisted drum brakes work fine, but you just can't slam them on suddenly without a lock-up.
This unit is one of only 50 EHs to have power steering factory installed. It's a scary option too. The steering is as light at 80 km/hr as it is doing a reverse park. Very twitchy.
The Hydramatic transmission is not the world's most responsive unit, but it answers the question adequately when you need to to take off a bit quicker than usual.
The rich smell of the red leather seats takes me back to when at 6 years old my Dad used to take me and my mates to footy practice in his old EH.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2006