1978 HOLDEN HZ KINGSWOOD SL - $44999
The HZ series was introduced in 1977 and was the last series of Holden to carry the widely
popular ‘Kingswood’ name. Although HZ received minor exterior cosmetic upgrades, the big
news was Holden’s ‘Radial Tuned Suspension’ or ‘RTS’ for short. Claims of improved
handling were evident; all while not comprising on ride quality. With the removal of ‘Belmont’,
the ‘Kingswood SL’ became the new base level vehicle for the line up. Other notable
favourites included the Premier, GTS and Sandman Ute and panel van. The VB Commodore
eventually replaced the full sized H series cars.
This particular example started life as a Palais white Kingswood SL with Light Blue interior
trim. Built at the Sydney plant, it featured an M40 coded gearbox. The exciting news with
this example is that it is a factory 253 V8 vehicle.
In the present day, the vehicle still retains a 253 V8, but now features a 4-speed manual
gearbox. A 10-bolt differential completes the running gear, distributing power to the rear
wheels. This mild setup provides a perfect balance between a fun cruiser and V8 rumble.
Externally, the car now features a bold Blue exterior, which is enough to turn heads and
really shine in the summer’s sun. The chrome highlights are just as beautiful, complimenting
the body colour perfectly. A set of Street Pro 007 wheels with Satin finish look right at home under this HZ and give this car its tough on road status.
Internally, the car still shows it’s Light Blue trim on the dash, centre console, bucket seats,
rear seats and carpet. A GTS steering wheel is evident, and a nice upgrade over the original
Kingswood wheel. Air-condition is also a nice tough which makes driving a little more
comfortable during the warmer weather.
This Kingswood SL is ready to hit the roads, with the looks and driving experience to match.
Jump into this Kingswood and make it yours.
MODEL: HZ KINGSWOOD SL
COLOUR: BLUE DUCO
ENGINE: 253 CI V8
TRANSMISSION: 5-SPEED MANUAL
DIFFERENTIAL: 10-BOLT DIFFERNETIAL