1975 Holden HJ Statesman – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Neat-looking HJ Statesman: 308 V8, auto, said to be a country car with 150,000kms

Three years after Holden’s HQ Statesman debuted as the brand’s locally designed Fairlane contender, it was facelifted in line with the rest of the HJ range in 1974.

Most notable visual identifiers were a new grille, bumpers and wraparound taillights.


The basic Custom variant wasn’t a strong seller within the preceding HQ series so it was subsequently discontinued from the lineup and replaced with a new flagship model, the Caprice, above the existing DeVille and Premier.

Engine options at this time were restricted to just the 308ci V8.

This HJ Statesman comes to market in top-flight Caprice trim, finished in its factory dark blue hue. The seller states that the car is smooth to drive with all of the expected luxuries that come with the Caprice. Air-conditioning blows cold, and the car is fitted with power steering and four-wheel disc brakes.


From the few photos attached, it looks to be in very presentable condition and may be worth investigating for anyone after a locally-made luxurious cruiser.

You can find the Statesman in New South Wales, listed for $33,000.

Check out the full listing here!


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