Central West Car Club: Ian Ward

YOU BEAUTY: Ian Ward’s parents had an EH sedan like this when he was a kid in exactly the same colourings, which is why Ian was quietly looking for one when he found this car for sale in Richmond. Photo: Jeff McClurg
YOU BEAUTY: Ian Ward’s parents had an EH sedan like this when he was a kid in exactly the same colourings, which is why Ian was quietly looking for one when he found this car for sale in Richmond. Photo: Jeff McClurg

Ian Ward from the Central West Car Club (CWCC) has previously been featured in this series with his HQ Statesman.

But the other Holden in his collection is this very tidy looking 1964 EH Holden Special sedan.

The EH model came with either a 149 cubic inch 6 cylinder engine or with the larger capacity 179 which powers Ian’s car. His is the familiar three speed column shift automatic.

Being a Special, the EH features two tone paint with Fowlers Ivory over Mitta Green as compared to the base model which remained a single colour throughout.

Inside the EH is equally as original with green vinyl door trims and seats and the classic rear window venetians for that period look.

The only additions Ian has made are the rear wheel spats and white wall tyres, which certainly set off the EH with that super sanitary classic look.

Ian’s parents had an EH sedan like this when Ian was a kid in exactly the same colourings, which is why Ian was quietly looking for one when he found this car for sale in Richmond.

It had originally been sold by the Richmond Holden Dealership and had only two previous owners when Ian bought it in 2008.

Like many classic car owners, Ian tries to make the time to get his EH out on the road when he can. He’s been a member of the CWCC for a number of years now.

The club meets regularly at the Parkes Leagues Club on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm for members and guests, or you can find out more on our Facebook page.

There will be plenty of vehicles on display at the CWCC 13th Annual Charity Car Show and Shine.

Parkes Tyrepower & Mechanical – in association with Parkes Antique Motor Club (PAMC) and Shannons – are the official presenters of the event, which aims to raise money for Parkes Can Assist.

PAMC is also holding their swap meet at our venue again this year. The event takes place on Saturday, October 14 at Pioneer Oval.