1965 Holden HD MILEAGE. 84,776 $7,000 - $14,000
AUSTRALIAN MADE OZZY GOLD
The year of 1965 was one of high and lows: The Sound of Music premieres at The Rivoli theatre in New York City and becomes a smash hit. At the same time, the Mary Quant-designed miniskirt appears in London and will be the fashion statement of the ’60s. Australia joins the Vietnam War and Prime Minister Robert Menzies announces that the country will substantially increase its number of troops in South Vietnam, supposedly at the request of the Saigon
government (it is later revealed that Menzies had asked the leadership in Saigon to send the request at the behest of the Americans). Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston in the first round of their championship rematch with the ‘Phantom Punch’ and the Grateful Dead, with lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, plays their first concert in San Francisco. Hypertext (the underlying concept defining the structure of the World Wide Web) is invented and Stan Ryan,
then a New Zealand postal worker with a young family, acquires this HD Holden fresh off the showroom floor. He treasures it for 40 years then sells it to a lifelong friend who happens to own a large derelict dairy factory which has collected real old cars over the years. This classic example of great Australian car design is in fine running order. The interior reflects careful ownership as does the motor and running gear.
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