The EH was released in August 1963 replacing the Holden EJ series and was the first Holden to incorporate the new “Red” engine, with a 7 main bearing crankshaft instead of the 4 main bearing crankshaft used in the “Grey” engine. A larger capacity 149 ci engine was first only sold attached to a three-speed manual gear box or the “Hydramatic” 4 stage automatic transmission with a (column shift).The Controlled Coupling Hydramatic used in the EH was actually a four stage although it effectively worked as a three speed unit except at full throttle. The 179 ci engine was initially only sold with the “Hydramatic”. The first EH with a 179 ci engine and a manual gear box was called the “EH-S4”, fitted with an up-graded manual gear box, with stronger gears than the 149ci gear box and an up-graded clutch. The threespeed manual (column shift) gear boxes had no synchromesh on first gear and only synchromesh on the second and third ‘top gear’. A total of 256,959 EH Holdens were produced and sold from 1963 to 1965, when the EH was replaced by the Holden HD series.
Here we offer this absolutely stunning example of a 1964 EH Holden Premier. It is believed to have three careful owners, the first one right up until 1998. Since then the car had an external respray in its original Roebuck Pearl colour along with the Fowlers Ivory roof complete with all factory body mouldings and badges. This car is as it left the factory in every other way accept for the addition of a radio although the original radio blank is included. Matching perfectly with the silver and white exterior is the beautiful all original red interior. The original 179 cubic inch motor runs beautifully and the original Hydramatic automatic gearbox shifts just like it should. Of a car of this age it runs like a dream. Also rare to find in a car of this vintage, is the original logbook, logbook folder, owners manual and Nasco accessories brochure. The car was originally sold by Rhodes Motor Co. in Melbourne. Original jack, tool kit and period style spare tyre still remain with the car. Whether you’re a collector or someone who wants an immaculate cruiser this is a car that certainly needs considering. Contact Muscle Car Warehouse today to arrange a video inspection of this beautiful classic Holden.