2019 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction
Lot
18

1970 Holden HG Kingswood Station Wagon

$14,000 - $18,000

No Reserve

Specifications

Engine 202ci six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed manual
Engine No. QL705900
Chassis No. SN2272563 / HG09764M
Body Work Station wagon
Colour Metallic green
Interior Beige
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Alloy Mags
Brakes Drum/drum

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Description

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.

History

  • Very original 1970 Holden Kingswood station wagon
  • Two-owner car
  • Period ‘mag’ wheels
  • No Reserve
Bought from its original owner when just months old, this 1970 Holden Kingswood station wagon has been a cherished family member ever since. Now being sold by its late owner’s family, this example is finished in a very period light blue-green metallic with a beige vinyl interior. Both are in good condition with the expected patina. It’s the typical family car of its time, so up front there’s a bench seat, the floors are vinyl-covered, the brakes drums all-round, and the transmission is a ‘three-on-the-tree’ manual. A towbar is also fitted. In the mid ‘80s the original 161ci six was replaced with a larger reconditioned 202ci six and around that same time the seats, floor coverings and door cards were removed, and the whole thing corrosion proofed. The steel wheels were replaced by period ‘mags’ at one stage, but the original hubcaps come with the car. An original Gregory’s Holden HK-HT-HG Service & Repair manual comes with the car, which is being offered for sale unregistered and with No Reserve.
 
Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research all vehicles before purchase to authenticate originality.
 

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