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1970 HOLDEN HG PREMIER: READER'S CAR OF THE WEEK

By Aiden Taylor | Photos: Steve Kelly, 31 Jul 2015 Features

1970 HOLDEN HG PREMIER: READER'S CAR OF THE WEEK

George Weber’s HG Prem is a seriously clean cruiser

GEORGE Weber’s Holden HG Premier has been lovingly restored to immaculate condition, making it one extremely clean cruiser. But as George says, it wasn’t always this way – in fact his Prem has been brought back from the brink.

“Seven years ago I purchased this car from a guy called Pete; it had been parked at his father’s house for about 13 years with a suspect gearbox. I took it back to bare metal and my mate Mick did the rust repairs. Colour Smart in Yatala was given the task of paint and panel – the body is painted in Sandstorm Metallic, while the roof is Pearl White.

"Oppermann Mechanical built the engine – a 253 with a Trimatic behind it, running to a VP Commodore diff – and helped out with any niggly problems. It rolls on 18-inch Coys rims. The car was built to be a tidy cruiser – just hop in and drive. Once it was finished I took the car back to Pete and took him for a drive – he was quite chuffed,” says George.