Classic Holden Cars Fetch Big Money at Auction

The immortalized HK Holden Kingswood has set a new benchmark for Classic Holden Cars at a

recent motor vehicle auction in Melbourne.


HK Holden Kingswood

HK Holden Kingswood



The 41 year old White HK Series Holden Kingswood 253V8 sedan, converted to run on LPG, unregistered and with no reserve price, sold for a staggering $17,000.
The record price shows an increased value of 675% on its’ original new car launch price.
That’s not a bad result on the initial investment for an Australian built motor car.

To give you some idea of this amazing result, at the same auction, a 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow sold for a mere $12,500. It would have cost a tad more than that when new!
No wonder the HK Holden Kingswood is one of the Classic Holden Cars

1968 HK Holden

A most ambitious ‘new generation’ series. Built on a longer wheelbase, it was bigger, lower, roomier and more rounded in appearance, with more models and new mechanical features, including an imported V8 – and a huge choice of factory options. Air conditioning and power windows were offered for the first time. The Kingswood replaced the Special and the pillarless Monaro sports coupe made its popular debut (in a choice of three versions including a ‘Bathurst bred’ GTS 327). An extended luxury version, the Brougham, was also introduced. Safety firsts were an energy-absorbing steering column and a dual circuit braking system. The V8 engine was available on all models.

1968 HK MONARO launched

1968 HK MONARO launched

1968 HK Kingswood

1968 HK Kingswood

1968 HK Holden

1968 HK Holden

1968 HK Ute

1968 HK Ute

Engine / Transmissions:

161 Belmont, Kingswood
186 Premier, optional on Belmont and Kingswood
186S optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier
LSD Mandatory on V8, optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier

Manual:

3 speed column change standard
Three speed synchromesh optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier
Four speed all-syncromesh floor mounted optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier

Automatic:

2 speed Powerglide optional on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier, but mandatory on V8
Four speed high-performance all-syncromesh floor mounted gearbox standard on Monaro GTS ‘327’

Four speed all-syncromesh floor mounted gearbox standard on Monaro GTS 186S, LSD and “high performance” 4 speed manual optional

Base price when new: $2,215

Total built: 199,039

(included two millionth Holden).