1984 Holden WB Ute – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

Fully restored labour of love: Statesman front, new interior and paint on body and chassis

1984 Holden WB Ute – Today’s Tempter
1984 Holden WB Ute – Today’s Tempter

Holden’s WB line of utilities, produced from 1981 to 1984, was sold in dealership along some pokey newfangled car – called the Commodore.

The WB was a facelifted version, still underpinned by the HZ Kingswood – though only utility, van and one-tonner bodies were offered.

Engine options included Holden’s 202ci inline-six or a 253ci V8, with cog-swapping done via a three or four-speed manual, or a three-speed auto.

This 1984 Holden WB Ute represents the final year of Kingswood-based utilities, and is fitted with a blue 202ci six and Holden’s four-speed manual M20 gearbox.

The seller states that the car has been fully restored, with a whole new front end underneath the body, new paint on body and chassis, and a new interior.

The car has received a Statesman front end to set it apart from the crowd, along with new bushings, and an exhaust and extractors.

There are some modern touches inside the cabin like the fully Sony sound system, power windows and steering and central locking.

It looks like the owner has cared for the humble ute deeply, and has put some serious work into it.

The car is based in Victoria and is listed for $16,500.

It must be noted that the seller states that someone at the shops gave the ute a small bump on the rear quarter, however they stress that it will be fixed and resprayed before sale.

Check out the full listing here!


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