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Jasmine Yellow | Ute | 3 Speed Manual | 3.3 litre straight 6 | 30,374 kms from new | SOLD
“The Kingswood! You’re not taking the Kingswood, I just dry-cleaned the fanbelt!”
It is the Aussie family car that was immortalised and satirised in Australian culture and joined the lexicons of Australianisms. Rarely has a car maker enjoyed such market domination as Holden did in seventies and eighties Australia. Having been a successful manufacturer since 1948, it was company’s ground up re-designed Kingswood that would capture the hearts of the nation. Between 1968 and 1980, well over 1 million examples of the “everyman’s” model were sold and the Kingswood became an icon of Australian families.
The Kingswood was the car a real Aussie bloke would drive. A proper tough, no bull car you could happily ‘hang the tail out’ on a dirt road if you had the sedan, ‘chuck the kids in the boot’ if you had the wagon, or even ‘do a doughie’ in your panel van.
But it was undoubtably the Ute that made its mark on our landscape. Designed to be a workhorse during the week and commuter on the weekend, the versatile prized possession of many was as much at home on the worksite as it was at the local B&S Ball.
Whilst the early HQ models may have had a smooth and elegant design, it was last of the model, the HZ Kingswood, that had real significance. The shape was now muscular and with more appeal to the youth market, the HZ took the Lion’s share and paved the way for generations to follow.
And that brings us to this amazing find. Purchased new in Goondiwindi country Qld, this HZ Kingswood Utility was in the hands its original owners until recently. Finished in original Jasmine Yellow and featuring the mighty 202 cu in red six-cylinder red motor, ‘three-on-the-tree’column shift, bench seat with armrest support and rear tonneau cover, it was the comfort spec to have.
New equipment for the HZ series also included “Radial Tuned Suspension” (RTS) and that improved handling and ride quality is still present today. And Just like stepping back into the 70’s, the interior is untouched with original radio ready to pump out those classic tunes from 2CH.
With 30,375 kms, complete with all original hand and service books, two sets of keys, it the classic collector Kingswood you have always wanted.
It was said that “…the country has never been the same since the stopped making the Kingswood…” Like no other car, it exemplified Australian motoring from the late sixties to the early eighties. Today as a retro or collectors car, a Kingswood adds character to the landscape even more than they did when they were new.
With the ever-dwindling numbers and rare to find in original condition, this is your opportunity to truly experience an Aussie icon at its unrivalled best.