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  • Years of Manufacture: 1971 - 1974
  • Number Built: 485,650
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Belmont 6 cylinder: $2730
    • Kingswood Vacationer Sedan: $3255
    • Monaro GTS 350 V8: $4630
    • Statesman DeVille: $4660
  • Models:
    • Belmont Sedan
    • Belmont Station Wagon
    • Belmont Panel Van
    • Belmont Utility
    • Kingswood Sedan
    • Kingswood Station Wagon
    • Kingswood Utility
    • SS Sedan
    • Premier Sedan
    • 25th Anniversary Premier Sedan
    • Premier Station Wagon
    • Holden Chassis and Cab
    • Monaro Coupe
    • Monaro GTS Coupe
    • Monaro GTS 350 Coupe
    • Monaro LS (Luxury Sports)
    • Monaro GTS Sedan
    • Statesman Sedan
    • Statesman DeVille Sedan
    • Sandman Utility
    • Sandman Panel Van
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • Sedan, Station Wagon and Statesman: July, 1971
    • Belmont Utility: November, 1971
    • SS Sedan: September, 1972
    • Monaro GTS Sedan: April, 1973
    • Kingswood Vacationer: October, 1973
    • 25th Anniversary Premier Sedan: November, 1973
    • Sandman Utility and Panel Van: January, 1974
  • To Identify:
    • All new body with dominant creases in side panels
    • Headlights seperated from grille
    • Grille recessed and featuring horizontal bar with central "HOLDEN" or "GTS" badge
    • Premier and Statesman feature twin headlight configuration
    • Rear tail lights and indicators incorporated into bumper
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Sedans: 187.5 inches (4762mm)
      • Station Wagon: 190.0 inches (4826mm)
      • Monaro Coupe: 187.5 inches (4763mm)
      • Statesman De Ville: 198 inches (5029mm)
    • Total Width:
      • Sedan: 74.0 inches (1880mm)
      • Station Wagon: 73.9 inches (1877mm)
      • Monaro Coupe: 74.0 inches (1880mm)
      • Statesman De Ville: 74.0 inches (1880mm)
    • Total Height at kerb weight:
      • Sedans: 54.0 inches (1371mm)
      • Station Wagons: 54.8 inches (1392mm)
      • Monaro: 53.1 inches (1349mm)
      • Statesman De Ville: 54.3 inches (1379mm)
    • Wheelbase:
      • Sedan and Monaro Coupe: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
      • Station Wagon and Statesman De Ville: 114.0 inches (2896mm)
    • Front Track: 60.2 inches (1529mm)
    • Rear Track: 60.2 inches (1529mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Belmont: 2950lb (1338kg)
    • Kingswood: 2950lb (1338kg)
    • Monaro Coupe: 2950lb (1338kg)
    • Monaro LS Coupe: 2950lb (1338kg)
    • Premier Sedan: 3000lb (1360kg)
    • Monaro GTS: 3150lb (1429kg)
    • For Station Wagons, add 130lb (59kg)
    • For V8 engine, add 90lb (41kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 39ft (11.9 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 16.5 gallons (75.1 litres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Water Temperature warning lamp
    • Oil pressure warning lamp
    • Generator charge warning lamp
    • Turn Signal lamps
    • High Beam warning lamp
    • 5 position ignition/starter switch
    • Main light switch
    • Windshield wiper/washer switch
    • Mileage odometer
    • Lockable glovebox
    • Central plenum chamber ventilation control
    • Oil, Water, Ammeter, Tachometer available as an option on all except Statesman De Ville, but standard equipment on GTS and GTS 350
    • Tachometer available as an option on all except GTS, Statesman De Ville, GTS 350
    • Tachometer standard equipment on GTS, GTS 350
  • 2.84 173 LC Engine:
    • Capacity: 173 cubic inches (2.834 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg single barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.5 x 3.0 inches (88.9 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 112bhp (84kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 160lb-ft (217Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.3:1
  • 2.84 173 Engine:
    • Capacity: 173 cubic inches (2.834 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg single barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.50 x 3.00 inches (88.9 x 76.2mm)
    • Power: 118bhp (88kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 168lb-ft (228Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 3.3 202 LC Engine:
    • Capacity: 202 cubic inches (3.310 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg single barrel downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.1 x 82.6mm)
    • Power: 129bhp (96kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 190lb-ft (258Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 7.8:1
  • 3.3 202 Engine:
    • Capacity: 202 cubic inches (3.310 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Bendix-Stromberg twin barrel single downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.25 inches (92.1 x 82.6mm)
    • Power: 135bhp (101kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 194lb-ft (263Nm) at 2000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 253 4.2 Litre LC V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 253 cubic inches (4.146 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Twin barrel Bendix-Stromberg carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.062 inches (92.1 x 77.8mm)
    • Power: 174bhp (130kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 247lb-ft (335Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.0:1
  • 253 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 253 cubic inches (4.146 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Twin barrel Bendix-Stromberg carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.062 inches (92.1 x 77.8mm)
    • Power: 185bhp (138kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 262lb-ft (355Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 308 5 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 308 cubic inches (5.044 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Four barrel Rochester Quadrajet type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.06 inches (101.6 x 77.8mm)
    • Power: 240bhp (179kW) at 4800rpm
    • Torque: 315lb-ft (427Nm) at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • 350 5.7 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 350 cubic inches (5.740 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Four barrel Rochester Quadrajet type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.48 inches (101.6 x 88.39mm)
    • Power Output: 275bhp (205kW) at 4800rpm
    • Torque automatic: 360lb-ft (488Nm) at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
  • Engine Prefix:
    • 173 LC 2850: QE
    • 173 HC 2850: QD
    • 202 LC 3300: QM
    • 202 HC 3300: QL
    • 253 LC 4200: QS
    • 253 HC 4200: QR
    • 308 5000: QT
    • 350 Chev 5700: QU
    • Statesman engines prefixed by '11'
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and distributor
  • Exhaust:
    • Single exhaust pipe
    • Dual exhaust standard on GTS 350 V8, and available as an option on Belmont, Kingswood, Premier Sedans, Monaro, GTS, Monaro LS Coupe, Statesman, Statesman De Ville fitted with V8
  • Manual Transmission (3 speed on 6 cylinder and 253 V8):
    • 1st: 3.07:1
    • 2nd: 1.68:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.59:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed on 6 cylinder and 253 V8):
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.51:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed for 308 V8 and optional on 253 V8):
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.83:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed for 350 V8):
    • 1st: 2.52:1
    • 2nd: 1.88:1
    • 3rd: 1.46:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.59:1
  • Tri-Matic Automatic Transmission (3 speed for six cylinder, 253 V8 and 308 V8):
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • Turbo-Hydramatic 400 Automatic Transmission (350 V8 only):
    • 1st: 2.48:1
    • 2nd: 1.48:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.08:1
  • Clutch:
    • GMH diaphragm single dry plate
    • Belleville diaphragm
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 173 Six cylinder three speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.90:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 173 Six cylinder Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 202 Six cylinder three and four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 202 Six cylinder Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 253 V8 three and four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 253 V8 "High Performance" four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 253 V8 Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 2.78:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
    • 308 V8 "High Performance" four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
    • 308 V8 Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 2.78:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
    • 350 V8 "High Performance" four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 350 V8 Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 2.78:1
  • Engine Combinations:
    • 173 standard on Belmont, Kingswood and base Monaro with 3 speed manual and optional four speed manual or Tri-Matic automatic
    • 202 standard on Premier and Monaro LS, optional on Belmont and Kingswood and base Monaro, with 3 speed manual and optional four speed manual or Tri-Matic automatic
    • 253 V8 standard on Monaro GTS, optional on all models, with 3 speed manual (except GTS with 4 speed manual) and optional four speed manual or Tri-Matic automatic
    • 308 V8 optional on all models, with "High Performance" 4 speed manual as standard, and Tri-Matic automatic as option
    • 350 V8 standard on Monaro GTS '350', optional on Monaro GTS and Monaro LS, with "High Performance" 4 speed manual as standard, and Turbo-Hydramatic 3 speed automatic as option
  • Transmission Combinations:
    • Manual:
      • 3 speed column change standard on Belmont and Kingswood
      • 4 speed floor mounted transmission optional, centre console optional on Kingswood
    • Automatic:
      • Tri-Matic 3 speed automatic optional, with column or floor mounted shift
      • Four speed all-syncromesh floor mounted gearbox standard on Monaro GTS, Monaro GTS 350
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 202 HQ Kingswood three speed manual:
      • 1st: 35 mph (56 km/h)
      • 2nd: 65 mph (105 km/h)
      • 3rd: 98 mph (157 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.6 seconds
    • 202 HQ Premier Silver Anniversary Edition Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 41 mph (65 km/h)
      • 2nd: 64 mph (103 km/h)
      • 3rd: 91 mph (146 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 13.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.3 seconds
    • 308 HQ Statesman Tri-Matic three speed automatic:
      • 1st: 59 mph (95 km/h)
      • 2nd: 91 mph (146 km/h)
      • 3rd: 110 mph (177 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 11.2 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.1 seconds
    • 253 V8 HQ SS four-door four speed manual sedan:
      • 1st: 40 mph (64 km/h)
      • 2nd: 56 mph (90 km/h)
      • 3rd: 81 mph (130 km/h)
      • 4th: 114 mph (183 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 11.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.0 seconds
    • 308 V8 SS HQ four-door four speed manual sedan:
      • 1st: 42 mph (67 km/h)
      • 2nd: 59 mph (94 km/h)
      • 3rd: 83 mph (133 km/h)
      • 4th: 108 mph (173 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 9.3 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.9 seconds
    • 308 V8 HQ Monaro GTS four speed manual sedan:
      • 1st: 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 66 mph (106 km/h)
      • 3rd: 89 mph (143 km/h)
      • 4th: 119 mph (192 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.4 seconds
    • 308 V8 HQ Statesman De Ville Tri-Matic three speed:
      • 1st: 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 80 mph (128 km/h)
      • 3rd: 110 mph (177 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 10.5 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.5 seconds
    • 350 V8 HQ Monaro GTS four-door 4 speed manual:
      • 1st: 55 mph (88 km/h)
      • 2nd: 74 mph (119 km/h)
      • 3rd: 92 mph (148 km/h)
      • 4th: 125 mph (201 km/h)
      • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.1 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.4 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Short and long arm independent type with rubber bushed inner pivots, coil springs, stabiliser bar and direct acting tubular telescopic shocks.
    • Rear: Four link system with coil springs and direct acting shocks. The two rear axle types available on the HQ are the Holden Salisbury and the modified Banjo.
    • Salisbury type rear axle introduced on HQ to accomodate high power output of V8 engines, up to and including the 350 cubic inch, while Banjo type a carry over from HG but modified by Holden engineers to suit new four-link rear suspension
  • Steering:
    • Energy absorbing steering column and shaft
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 20:1 on Sedans
    • Optional power assisted variable ratio available to all models
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 10.0 inch (254mm) drums, 11.0 inch (280.0mm) power assisted ventilated Disc brakes optional
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10.0 inch (254mm) drums
    • Disc brakes available as an option on all six-cylinder models except LS Coupe, Statesman and standard equipment on all V8 models, 6 cylinder, LS Coupes and 6 cylinder Statesman
  • Wheels:
    • HQ wheels re-designed with an increase in the pitch circle diameter of the wheel studs from 4.25 inch (108mm) as per previous Holden models, to 4.75 inch (121mm).
    • Offset reduced from 1.19 inch (30mm) to 0.65 inch (16.5mm) for the standard 5 inch (127mm) and 6 inch (152mm) wheels and from 1.06 inch (27mm) to 0.5 inch (13mm) for the 6 inch (152mm) spoked type rally wheel
    • All models except Monaro GTS, Monaro GTS 350: 5.00JJ x 14 with optional 6.0JJ x 14
    • Monaro GTS and Monaro GTS 350: 6.00JK x 14
  • Tyres:
    • Sedans: Tubeless 6.95 x 14 four-ply low profile tyres
    • Station Wagons: Tubeless 7.35 L 14 4 P/R
    • Monaro GTS: D70 H 14 four ply



    Holden HQ
    On the Wings of Change:

    (circa 1971)

    Now, on the wings of change, Holden announces a fantastic exciting range of totally new cars. Look - at new Holden - totally radically new! Longer, lower, wide track.

    A fantastic new shape with fresh clean flowing lines. Introducing a brand new kind of Holden, the Monaro LS for Luxury Sport, sleek and spirited two door styling, and also in two door the dashing spectacular GTS.

    New Holden Premier, the new luxury sedan distinguished by its four headlights and handsome new grille. Australia's first long wheel base wagon, built to drive easy even when your roads turn rough and rugged, wheelbase right out to 114 inches, more room, more comfort...and Kingswood sedan, smooth flowing, sporty lines, the new style look of Holden.

    Engineering innovations everywhere, new four coil suspension, and a great new feel behind the wheel - Holden! There's change in the air - see your Holden dealer...

  • Also see: Holden HQ Premier 25th Anniversary Specifications
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