1973 Holden HQ Kingswood Sedan

History.

 

The Holden HQ ran from 1971 through to 1974. The new model replaced the HK HT HG model range. The HQ was the first major redesign since the Marques inception, with all body panels and major mechanical components changed. The model range started with the Belmont and then the Kingswood in both Sedan and Station wagon. The long boot Statesman Sedan was at the top of the tree. The commercial side was covered by the Panel van, Ute and One Tonner.

The venerable 6 cylinder “Red” motor was the mainstay powerplant, with the 253 and 308cui V8s rounding out the range. The HQ started a lineage that ended with the WB in 1984.

This car.

This HQ Sedan has had a working life as a farm car. It is a one family car that has done some hard miles and heavy lifting. Now in the second generation of ownership, it is getting a complete restoration back to showroom condition, with a few added extras to upgrade performance and comfort.