2019 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction
Lot
18

1970 Holden HG Kingswood Station Wagon

$14,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine 202ci six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed manual
Body Work Station wagon
Colour Metallic green
Interior Beige
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Alloy Mags
Brakes Drum/drum

Description

This lot is no longer available

The HG was the third and final facelift of Holden's HK/HT/HG series and was introduced in July 1970, largely to coincide with the introduction of the new Tri-matic automatic transmission. Body styles offered were both a four-door sedan and station wagon. Apart from a new grille, the remaining bodywork was shared with the HK/HT models and all the same trim levels, including Belmont, Kingswood, Premier and Brougham, were offered for sale. Holden had an extensive list of six and eight-cylinder engines on offer, ranging from the 161ci six through to the 350ci V8, along with no less than six different transmission types, with the three-speed Tri-matic replacing the old two-speed Powerglide. The base transmission was the ‘three-on-the-tree’ manual, as here. Production of the last of this shape was short-lived and the HG was soon replaced by the all-new HQ in 1972, making it hard to locate good original examples today.