Blast from the past, part 4: 1975 Holden HJ Statesman Deville
In my final "time warp" series, I present this 1975 HJ Statesman, photographed on January 18, 2009 at the Coles supermarket car park on Glenferrie Road, Malvern. While 1970s Holdens are not particular rare, most of the ones you see today are restored and driven by enthusiasts, and tend to be Kingswoods or Premiers, rather than the long-wheelbase models. This 34-year-old car looks to be in original condition, with vinyl roof, obligatory tow bar, and front sun visor. Even the pre-1978 black and white plates on the car are original (cars with these plates are rarely seen anymore). It sure does look very out of place amongst the newer cars in this trendy area.