Holden Statesman HQ-WB - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Holden Statesman HQ, HJ, HX, HZ, WB

Perhaps because there are still large numbers of 1980s Statesmans in the market, or maybe because people with the later cars don’t rate them as highly as early ones, there exists an unusually large value gap between HQ and WB versions.

| Buyer's Guide: Holden HQ-HZ Statesman

The HQ has a unique style and people are undeniably attracted to its unique inset rear lights and dual-grille design. However there aren’t a lot of exceptional HQs left and ordinary ones rarely exceed $20,000. HJ-HZs, no matter how good or untouched they might be, are unlikely to make $50,000, let alone the $70,000+ sought for one exceptional car.

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Once the HZ adopted Radial-Tuned Suspension, it and the later WB delivered improved handling, yet despite this advantage they cost no more than HJ-HX models.

Statesman HQ $27,360 [14] 

Statesman/Caprice HJ-HZ $22,695 [31]

Statesman/Caprice WB $17,730 [29]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Aussie Family Car Market Value Guide.

 

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