1976 Holden Kingswood HX – Today’s Aussie Classic Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1976 Holden Kingswood HX 1976 Holden Kingswood HX

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The Holden HX was one of the last iterations of big, Aussie-built chrome bumper cars, and was produced between 1976 and 1977.

Replacing the outgoing HJ, the HX was first released in July of ‘76, and cosmetically at least, was a minor update on its predecessor, with the HX now featuring redesigned grilles and badging.

Mechanically however, the 3.3lt inline six-cylinder, 4.1lt and 5.0lt V8 were all modified to comply with new Australian emissions regulations.

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

There were a number of different model specifications for consumers to choose from, and these included the Belmont, Kingswood, Premier, Sandman, One Tonner and Monaro.

Body styles for the HX comprised a four-door sedan, four-door wagon, two-door coupe, two-door ute, two-door panel van and a two-door cab chassis.

This particular HX is a ’76 Kingswood wagon and, according to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 276,000 kilometres from new.

The seller adds that the HX comes equipped with the 4.1lt V8 and is mated to the four-speed manual box.

The HX wagon is $15,900 and anyone interested in this classic piece of Aussie muscle can view the full listing here

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