1983 WB Holden Kingswood – Today’s Workhorse Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1983 WB Holden Kingswood 1983 WB Holden Kingswood

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The Holden WB was the last in a range of large-sized, luxury and commercially oriented vehicles built by the Iron lion.

Released in April of 1980, the WB replaced the outgoing Holden HZ, and stayed in production of the end of 1984.

The WB was made available to customers in a range of different body styles that included a two-door ute, two-door cab chassis, two-door panel van and, with the WB Statesman variants, a long-wheel base four-door sedan.

Power was derived from a 3.3lt inline six-cylinder, 4.2 or 5.0lt V8, and these donks sent their collective shove to the WBs rear wheels via either a three or four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

Even though the WB was discontinued by GMH in 1984, it was still a very successful model, with over 60,000 examples being built in four years.

This particular WB is a 1983 two-door ute and comes equipped with the 4.2lt V8 and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 442,008 kilometres from new and has been fully restored to factory spec.

The WB ute is $29,990 and anyone interested in this Aussie workhorse classic can view the full listing here


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