1976 Holden HX Premier – Today’s Aussie Classic Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1976 Holden HX Premier 1976 Holden HX Premier

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The Holden HX was the third iteration of the second generation of large, locally built vehicles from the Iron Lion.

Produced between 1976 and 1977, the HX was the successor to the HJ, and stylistically, was an update with minor changes made over its predecessor. These visual updates included a redesigned grille and badge work.

However, the HX did bring with it fairly significant mechanical changes to its engines in order to comply with new Australian emissions regulations.

This meant that the motors offered in the HX range, the 3.3lt inline-six, 4.2lt V8 and 5.0lt V8, were all altered, low-emission versions that were said to be noticeably down on power compared to their predecessors.

Gearbox options for the HX were either a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatics transmission.

The normal HX, non-commercial, passenger vehicles were available in three different levels of specification; the Belmont, Kingswood and Premier.

These three different specs could all be had in either a four-door sedan or a five-door wagon.

The Premier, which was the top-of-the-line model for the HX, was differentiated from its less expensive counterparts by its distinct quad-headlight arrangement.

This particular HX is a ’76 Premier and, according to the owner, has travelled 200,330 kilometres from new.

The seller adds that the HX is equipped with the 5.0lt V8, however the owner states that it is not the original engine, and the vehicle is also optioned with the three-speed auto.

The HX is $19,500 and anyone after this opulent Aussie cruiser can view the full listing here.

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