1977 HZ Holden

HZ Holden

Final revision of the HQ series and the last traditionally-sized Holden until the VN, the HZ range offered RTS and four-wheel disc brakes. RTS made dramatic improvements to handling safety, and combined with other suspension modifications gave the HZ a more sporty, European feel. Four-wheel disc brakes were standard fitment on Statesman and GTS, optional on sedans and wagons Minor styling changes included a revised grille, higher bootlid, upgraded interior trim and improved instrumentation.

1977 HZ Kingswood SL

1977 HZ Kingswood SL



GM-H got it right with this model Holden. Motorists in Australia had become used to fighting understeer on every country road, but the Radial Tuned Suspension system eased the hastle for the bigger Aussie sedan, giving it predictable handling.

The exterior, gave little to identify the HZ over the HJ/HX models.

The “Belmont” name was dropped but the “Kingswood” name lived on in the HZ, but the and The “Kingswood SL” was introduced as an upmarket version and offered a much higher luxury level. Added to the “Premier” was standard Tri-Matic auto, tinted side glass, pinstriping and the now familiar quad-headlight configuration.

The HZ Monaro GTS was standardised with the 308 5 litre V8, dual exhaust, four-speed manual transmission, tinted glass, full instrumentation, front and rear spoilers and four-wheel disc brakes.

This was the end of the “HQ” series run as GM-H was about to radically change car manufacturing in Australia

HZ Holden Panel Van

HZ Holden Panel Van

Holden HZ

1977 – 1978

Engine: 6 cyl. & V8

Capacity: 202 6 cyl; 253/308 V8

Power: 81kW 202 & 161kW 308

Transmission: 3/4 spd man; 3 spd Tri-Matic & TurboHydramatic 350:

Base price when new: $6,377.

Total built: 154,155.


4 Responses to “1977 HZ Holden”

  1. Jamie Hall says:

    holden cars are an all australian icon where would all us aussies be with no holden cars still walkin tis good to see that somebodie got it right and stuk it right back at the yanks to give all aussies some thing that is all our own

  2. craig says:

    Hi i have a holden Kingswood a 1976 HJ. The problem is the passenger side trackrod and end are left hand thread, the drivers side is right hand thread. Rare spares in australia says the drivers side and passenger are right hand thread how is this if you can help is this true thanxs

  3. Cookie says:

    Wanting to sell a 1980 HZ V8 Kingswood, on LPG. wonderingf if anyone is interested.irt has some surface rust in the usual places, needs a new motor.body not too bad really. tinted windows, interior good, CD player. $5000.

  4. conah says:

    can anyone tell me if the hz 1tonner chassie is the same as the style back hz chassie

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