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You Can't Afford It. — U have never lived unless u have driven a Kingswood with a 308 that will rev to 8000rpm. Fuel and economy don't go in the same sentence. But at least it handles and stops better then a torana :-) The interior is somewhat confatable for a car that is 30+ years and the paint is presentable. As far as cost to run, its cheaper to just burn money.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It blows away $80,000 HSV commodores away

Cons: It loves big skids

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The Hz Kingswood — It was my first car and i love it! I still have it and am in the process of fixing it up. Have a VS SS V8 in it with auto trans and am working on rest over time. Aim to have it back on the road July 09 in time for my birthday.

Pros: Its a Holden!

Cons: It ain't working at the moment :(

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B'n's All The Way! — My ute is the best, back in its day they where are geat workhorse, often fitted with a straight six 202cu-i or a 253cu-i or 308cu-i V8. i am in the middle of a mild rebuild and i am fitting it with the 253cu-i V8 with a Trimatic gearbox.

Pros: Its a reliable old girl with good looks

Cons: it is a little bit rusty atm

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An Absolute Beast Of A Car — With the venerable 253 V8, this big HZ Station Wagon was a great workhorse. It would go anywhere, but was prone to overheating. The Transmission was interesting, and it was so noisy, but it was the best car ever. It could be started with a screwdriver, but the electric Tailgate window did operate flawlessly. A true gem of a car.

Pros: Big, spacious & tough

Cons: Loud, cold/hot, no power steering or A/C

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Great Surf Wagon — She goes well. It has a 5Litre EFI V8 and 5 Speed strengthened Gearbox. It has a fully reupholstered interior. It has the most comfortable seats EVER to sit in. The exhaust system screams power. It does need a respray and new rims. That would make it a real head turner. Great powerful acceleration.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: I modified it with EFI

Cons: Its a bit too low for my liking. Scrape scrape scrape!

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1979 Holden Kingswood Reviews

Epic By Courtney

This car is absolutely aesome, 2.85L engine that can easily be interchanged with new holden/chev/gm engines, supercharger/turbo unit could be added, the engine bay is pretty large. Bit heavy and slugg... Read More

Cant Get More Aussie Than A V8 Holden Kingswood By Dennis

Overall performance of the car is quite good , the little 253 V8 is no race motor but has good get up and go , isnt too thirsty with good highway economy due to a 2.78 diff ratio . It makes the right ... Read More

1977 Holden Kingswood Reviews

Its Tuff ,easy To Work On And A Little Unique For A First Car By Lachlan

its got a 179hp block but its tired and a Aussie 4 speed. the engine is under sized for the car its in but it cruises along nice. its got arm strong(no power) steering and the interior has a fair wa... Read More

Classic By Marcel

3.3L Straight Six paired with a 3 speed column shift auto. Bench seats, tan interior, CNG and Petrol (had to switch it to petrol to climb hills lol!). Heaps of character. Orange and rusty, hard to sta... Read More

1976 Holden Kingswood Reviews

Hardy Look By Mickrantha

its a comfortable luxury car and its big and strong than others....... i like that hardy look of it what else can do this all i have never seen a holden kingswood in sri lanka........... if theres ean... Read More

1976 Kingswood Sedan (blue Thunder) By Ron

Blue thunder was its name best car i ever owned after extensive motor work it had massive acceleration although braking wasn't what it could have been it was pristine inside and out always kept as... Read More

1975 Holden Kingswood Reviews

Best Car I Ever Owned By Lauren

This car was in mint condition 1 owner,handled like a gem Minor repairs but stability on the older cars was better than later models,origional paint in perfect nick,interior A1 V8 and was brilliant on... Read More

1974 Holden Kingswood Reviews

My Baby My Life Never Getting Rid Of It By Adam

140rwk out of the 202 4spd man so she goes alright for a heavy car, has the girlock disks on the front so stops better than any car i have driven, all round ex racing suspension so it just sticks to t... Read More

Good Old Kingswood. By Rob

This is my baby, all original, untouched, just clocked up 100,000km's. While she's not a race car, it's one hell of a weekend cruiser, if your happy to listen to the engine instead of the AM radio. Pe... Read More

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