1968 Holden HK Kingswood Wagon – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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This low-mileage NZ-delivered Kingswood looks the goods!

When Holden’s HK line arrived in 1968, the Kingswood nameplate took the mid-spec space replacing the outgoing "Standard" trim line, above Belmont and below the Premier.

Later that year saw the arrival of the even more luxurious (and longer) Brougham and a newfangled little coupe called the Monaro.

Body styles for the HK included a sedan, station wagon as well as utilities and panel vans – and were powered by a variety of inline sixes (161, 186 and 186S), or the choice of two Chev V8s, a 5.0lt or a 5.4lt.

Transmission options included either a three or four-speed manual or a two-speed powerglide auto.

New tech for the HK included an Australian-first energy-absorbing steering column and a dual circuit braking system.

 This 1968 Kingswood Wagon features the baseline 161ci inline-six with a three-speed column-shift manual. On sale via Seven82Motors in Queensland, they claim the car boasts incredibly low mileage, just 28,000 on the odo.

The car was reportedly built and sold in New Zealand and is completely unrestored.

Current owner is the fourth owner, having purchased the car from the president of an NZ Holden Club.

The car has all original paint (including the colour coded engine bay), and still retains all original trim, driveline as well as a few period correct accessories.

They note some surface rust is present, however has been treated with fish oil.

The car presents in incredible surviving condition, and is listed for $38,000.

You can check out the full listing here!

 

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