1972 Holden HQ SS - Reader Ride

By: Daniel Greco, Photography by: Guy Allen

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Daniel Greco's 1972 HQ SS

This car was a quick and cheerful special promoted by Holden, that turned into a modest runaway success, forcing the company to produce a second batch to fill the initial rush of orders. Based on the base-model Belmont, it came in a few wild colours, with 3M stickers kits, a 253 V8 and four-speed manual. This one is as it came from the dealer, though the motor has been redone. I bought it like that a couple of years ago, from Queensland.

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I’ve always just wanted an HQ, this one came up and I decided to have a go at it. It was luck of the draw – most of them were mock-ups or people wanted stupid money for them.

I love the rumble, it’s old school, you don’t see many cars like this on the road any more.  People give you a thumbs-up and they want to talk to you about one they owned, it’s pretty good.

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