1974 HOLDEN ‘HQ’ KINGSWOOD 202 SEDAN

KEY FACTS

  • This 1974 Holden Kingswood is a sound example of an all-time Aussie great, with a high factory specification.
  • It is equipped with a high-compression 202ci (3.3-litre) straight-six ‘red’ motor and three-speed ‘Trimatic’ automatic transmission.
  • As well as the more powerful engine, there are plenty of period-correct and original accessories fitted that remain on the vehicle.
  • This HQ Kingswood is a desirable late model benefitting from factory improvements made along its four-year production cycle.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • The Holden Kingswood was a higher trim level of ‘HQ’ sedan, akin to a modern-day Calais.
  • This example was specified with the higher-compression 202ci ‘red’ six-cylinder engine producing 135bhp. It was also ordered with three-speed ‘Trimatic’ automatic column-shift transmission.
  • Optional extras include chrome exterior trims, exterior door handle protectors, front sun visor, GTS alloy wheels, and bumper over-riders.
  • The vehicle retains its original badging and brightwork.
  • Upgrades include modern suspension uprights and thicker sway bars.
  • Being a late-model HQ, it also features adjustable ‘safety’ headrests, larger and more powerful brakes, and numerous structural improvements over earlier models.
  • An aftermarket CD player has been installed under the dashboard.
  • While the odometer shows 91,766km, it may have been around the clock, so this figure is not warranted.

CONDITION

  • Overall, it presents in fair condition for its age. The seller states that the vehicle has been repainted in the past. There are some scratches and marks on the bodywork, but in keeping with its vintage.
  • Strips of brightwork around the leading edges of the vehicle have some small nicks and dents, but the car remains presentable for regular use.
  • The vehicle is thought to retain its original tan vinyl interior and dashboard, which both present well for their age.
  • Numerous original features remain, such as its original selling dealership sticker, vehicle warning decals, and original interior carpets.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • The vehicle was last serviced in April 2021 by the current owner. The engine oil and oil filter were replaced at that time.
  • The seller claims the vehicle has been routinely serviced over the past four years.
  • The vehicle comes with no service history paperwork.

SUMMARY

The Holden HQ is an Australian icon, representing the marque’s second-ever evolution in terms of build architecture. As a result, the HQ featured a completely new chassis, bodywork, and suspension setup. Now nearly 50 years old, finding largely original examples like this is a challenging task, especially given the model’s significance in Australian automotive history. This Kingswood is a presentable and usable classic, which is ready to enjoy.

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller's knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

This vehicle’s VIN has been checked against the Australian Personal Property Securities Register, and there is no security interest or other registration kind logged against the serial number. This vehicle has been checked through the Austroads NEVDIS system, and there are no markers under the written-off or stolen databases.


Car Overview

  • 91,766 km (indicated)
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Saffron Metallic
  • Tan
  • 3.3L
  • VINDHQ086635


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Lot Overview

  • Lot #05858
  • private Sale
  • Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

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