1972 Holden Belmont HQ SS


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    23 000 km / 14 292 mi
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1972 Holden Belmont HQ SS
Year: 1972
Make: Holden
Model: Belmont HQ SS
Body: 4-Door Sedan RHD
Odometer: Indicating 23,000 kms
Engine: 253-cid V8
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Infra Red/ Black
Seats: 5
- 1 of 2800 limited edition 'SS' Belmonts
- Conversion to 5.0L 308 V8
- Trimatic Auto Transmission/LPG fitted
- Documented restoration
- Holden Build Sheet

Presenting a masterfully restored example of a 1972 Holden HQ SS, powered with a 253-cid V8 and paired to a 3-speed manual transmission from factory. Since release with factory specs, this SS example showcases a fully receipted conversion to a 308 5.0L V8, now paired with a 3-speed Trimatic Automatic transmission and offers nothing short of power, performance and handling.

Finished in a fresh coat of the factory paint 'Infra-Red' this 1972 SS presents immaculately overall. Equipped with the upgraded GTS 14” rims, a 3-Inch single tip exhaust system from the extractors back and fitted thermo fans, the exterior and mechanical assembly of this vehicle showcase a tasteful re-styling of how these vehicles best perform.

The trim is set in a black Vinyl with cloth highlights, offering seasonal comfort and sets beautifully over a dashboard of full GTS instrumentation. Inside the boot now sits an LPG tank as the result of an earlier conversion. The chrome work around the cabin presents new, the carpets are clean, and this car is handled through the Holden SS Sports steering wheel.

Accompanying this vehicle is an extensive history of maintenance works, a highly documented restoration with receipts, previous registration and an original Holden build sheet. An example presenting in this condition, offering a high-powered drive style is a rarity, highly collectible and would make a sound addition to any Holden collection.

Produced as the successor of the Holden HG series, the introduction of the HQ series was announced in 1971 with manufacturing beginning in 1972. The release introduced new suspension that featured coil springs all round, a stronger body shell and either a V6 engine with two variants or the powerful V8's with 3 release sizes. A Choice of transmission was offered as either a 4-speed manual, 3-speed Trimatic or a 3-speed Turbo Hydramatic 400 setup. Holden badged a limited-edition release of the Belmont Sedan as the 'SS' series as the precursor to the 4-door GTS that was released months later in 1972 and featured new body styling upgrades as well as sport tuned suspension. They were released with a 253cid-V8 engine and featured a M20 four-speed floor shift manual transmission, topped off with full GTS instrumentation. Production off the SS series was split over two production runs at the end of 1972 with a total of 2800 units produced in total.

Chassis: CHQ20136A

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1931