1971 Holden HQ Kingswood
Rated Number (1)
Classic Holden Cars TOP TEN
Hailed as the most significant Holden since the 48-215, and the biggest-selling single Holden model range. A huge model line-up included new sedan, wagon and coupe versions, the first Statesman, ‘Sandman’ ute and panel van, and Holden’s first cab/chassis truck. HQs remained in production for three years and featured ‘specials’ like the Vacationer pack, Holden SS and 25th Anniversary Premier in 1973. Engines were given a longer stroke to increase capacity, monocoque construction and four-wheel coil springs made for a more comfortable ride and superior handling.
1971 – 1974
Engine: 6 cyl. & V8
Capacity: 173/202 6 cyl; 253/308/350 V8
Power: 101kW 202 and 206kW 350
Transmission: 3/4 spd. man; 3 spd. Trimatic & Turbohydramatic 400 (350 only)
Base price when new: $2,730. Total built:
(included three millionth Holden).