In 1968 a most formidable ‘new generation’ series of motor car output commenced at GM-Holden in Australia, with the release of the ‘Kingswood’ collection of Holden Autos.
The 1st in this remarkably effective collection variety was the HK Kingswood, and unknowingly, Holden was about to launch on to the Australian car or truck current market, a auto that would go on to be 1 of the ideal investments any car customer would make to date. It was to develop into a impressive piece of social climbing just to very own an HK Holden Kingswood.
It was larger, reduced, roomier and extra rounded in overall look, with much more models and new mechanical attributes, like an imported V8 – and a substantial option of manufacturing facility selections. Air conditioning and energy home windows had been presented for the initial time.
The HK Kingswood was unveiled in 1968 and offered ’till late 1969 with 199,039 HK Holdens sold.
At a modern motor motor vehicle auction in Melbourne, a 1969 HK Kingswood Sedan was mentioned for auction, unregistered but converted to run on LPG. The start selling price, when new 41 years ago, was $2,215. The automobile experienced been equipped with an first 253V8 motor.
The vehicle established a new benchmark at auction and sold for a staggering $17,000. Which is a 675% return on the first order selling price.
At the identical auction, a 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in extremely presentable ailment, sold for a paltry $12,500. The preliminary proprietor of the Rolls would be disturbed at the reduction created on his investment.
The expense possible of any Holden automobile crafted in Australia is enormous if the automobile is appeared following more than the a long time. No surprise the HK Holden Kingswood has proved alone to be 1 of the genuine Basic Holden Cars.