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Having an old sheer joy: Arief’s Holden Premier
Iman Machmud

Arief Muhammad already owns other cars previously, but still has to get enough courage and strength to forego an attractive old muscle car that is on display online several years ago. As much as one’s budget might be constrained, it is still not enough reason to stop and look at certain car classifieds that seem to attract the eyes. So Arief ignores all the modern cars and keeps searching for a classic for the next couple months but fate drives him back to the glorious Holden classified and this time round he is unable to overcome the temptation and burning desire inside him and so he makes that fateful phone call. Since the car has been on advertisement for a long time, there is a possibility that the owner never bothered to remove the advert after making the sale. Lucky enough for Arief, the car was still on sale and, in addition, the price has even dropped. Arief is very excited and does not waste a time to get this beautiful 72’s Holden Premier; he collect it the next morning after the deal.

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His taste for cars shows his passion for the Holden model. The wall of his social timeline speaks it all. The Holden Premier, that he has decided to buy has at some point been designed to emulate the Australian muscle’s mascot that have sexy hips, inline straight power, and some more. However, Arief recognizes that what he has is not a rare model like Camaros, so he would like to restore and upgrade it since he found it in pretty harsh condition. He makes some modification on the car to make it back to the original old model by repaint it and replacing some unnecessary things from the previous owner. He shows respect for the 1970’s Holden models that are composed of primary colors. He also uses a Moon Eyes that he has ordered from US giving it the feel of old school. The use of Cragar SS with 15×7 at front and 15×8 at rear gives the car a sensational look for people who demand it. Several months ago, he drove this car along one of the highway in Jakarta-Indonesia, but suddenly cop stopped him down because he forgot to put back his license plate in front. Beyond a doubt, that police released him with special requisite to helps him find a car like this. Like I said above, some people really demanding on this car. Back to the topic, he gives the BF Goodrich tires with 255/60/15 to accompany Cragars.

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With the above-mentioned modifications, he has successfully manipulated his Holden, from raw until ready to be utilized for an opportunity of a perfect road if one presents itself as well as ride comfortably in his urban surrounding. Furthermore, using well-calculated restorations; he has successfully created a sports daily purpose car and an impressively simple driver’s car.  Shoot and driving in the car with him was an intriguing experience and driving around the neighborhood from our photo session made us appreciate the car and the hard work of Arief. I fully understand the man; he loves driving, and it gives him the motivation, drive, and passion for creating such a marvelous car like this Holden Premier.