1973 Holden Statesman HQ – Today’s Lion Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1973 Holden Statesman HQ 1973 Holden Statesman HQ

The Aussie General’s most popular car

Released in July of 1971 and staying in production until the end of October, 1974, the Holden HQ is General Motors Holden’s best-selling vehicle of all time.

Replacing the Holden HG, the HQ represented wholesale change, as everything about the vehicle was new.

Customers could choose to have their HQ in a number of different body styles that included a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door coupe, two-door ute, two-door cab-chassis or a two-door panel van.

Power was derived from a range of motors that comprised a 173ci (2.8lt) or 202ci (3.3lt) inline six-cylinder or 253ci (4.1lt), 308ci (5.0lt) or 350ci (5.7lt) V8.

The collective oomph from these powerplants was sent to the HQ’s rear wheels via either a three or four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular HQ is a ’73 Statesman four-door sedan and comes equipped with the thumping 350ci bent-eight motor and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the HQ has travelled an original 242,000 kilometres from new and presents in original condition.

The HQ Statesman is $60,000 and anyone interested in this tangerine muscle car can view the full listing here.

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