1974 Holden HQ Kingswood Ute – Today’s Budget Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1974 Holden HQ Kingswood Ute 1974 Holden HQ Kingswood Ute

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The venerable Holden HQ surely has to be one of Australia’s greatest locally built automobiles.

Produced between 1971 and 1974, the HQ was first released to the general public in July of 1971, and replaced the outgoing Holden HG.

The HQ was made available to customers in a number of different trim specs, and aimed to cater to every sector of the market place.

For the family, the HQ was offered as a Belmont, Kingswood or Premier, and these monikers could be had in either sedan or wagon body.

Then there was the Statesman and Statesman DeVille, which were the more opulent, luxury-focussed marques, built on a long-wheel base version of the HQ platform.

Anyone who was a driving enthusiast or keen on the action from Mt Panorama was offered the Monaro, the Monaro GTS, the GTS 350 or the Luxury Sport (LS) in either coupe or sedan guise.

And for the commercial vehicle sector, the HQ was offered as a Belmont ute or panel van or a Kingswood ute.

Power for this vast array of models came from a large selection of different motors that included a 2.8lt and 3.3lt inline six-cylinder or a 4.1lt, 5.0lt or 5.7lt V8.

The shove from these donks was sent to the rear wheels via either a three or four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular HQ is a ’74 Kingswood ute with an inline six-cylinder and the three-speed automatic transmission.

The HQ is $8000 and anyone interested in this Aussie motoring classic can view the full listing here

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