RESTORING his grandfather’s EH Holden Premier to its original condition has been a labour of love for Lance Gordon. Purchased brand new from a dealer in 1964, the car was driven by Lance’s grandfather for just six years before he passed it down the line to his son, Lance’s dad.
Lance said, “My parents owned a ute at the time, so when I was born they needed to upgrade to a sedan. My grandfather gave them the EH and they drove it for another four years before putting it up on the blocks in the shed.” And there it sat for 40 years, until Lance pulled it out in 2013 and decided to restore it to is original condition in celebration of its 50 year anniversary in 2014.
Lance said, “I did what’s called a closed-door-spray, repainting the exterior to the original shade – Valley Mist Green, but leaving all of the interior as original.”
Lance said he takes the EH out as much as he can and enjoys entering it in local shows such as the Numurkah Show ‘N’ Shine; where he said, “There’s always someone who ‘had one in the family’ and people really appreciate seeing them restored.”
Lance is keen to continue to use the car for many years to come, but plans to one day pass it on to his own son.