2022 Shannons Summer Timed Online Auction
Lot
115

1976 Holden HJ Kingswood Station Wagon

$17,000

Melbourne

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Specifications

Engine 3.3 litre six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed manual
Body Work Station wagon
Colour Persian Sands
Interior Gazelle
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Disc/drum

Description

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Holden took until October 1974 to replace the hugely successful HQ range, with updated sheetmetal and number of improvements beneath the skin. The facelifted HJ's styling was now more angular, with revised frontal treatment and wraparound taillights on the sedans. The HJ model range consisted of the entry level Belmont, the mid-range - and ever popular - Kingswood and the more upmarket Premier, plus the Monaro (in both two- and four-door versions), station wagons and commercials. Holden offered a wide choice of engines, including both 2.8-litre and 3.3-litre sixes and 4.2-litre and 5.0-litre V8s. On the Kingswood the 3.3-litre was standard equipment, as were power front disc brakes. Inside the HJ boasted improved seats that were both more comfortable and safer thanks to integrated head restraints, while the dash featured a return to the strip-style speedo of earlier years. The Kingswood captured the heart of a nation during the ‘70s and became an Aussie icon, such was the popularity of the evergreen family sedan, to the extent that the television comedy Kingswood Country was named in its honour. Today the Kingswood is an affordable and usable classic, easy to work on and still capable of providing enjoyable motoring.