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  • Years of Manufacture: 1976 - 1977
  • Number Built: 110,669
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Belmont 6 cylinder sedan: $5186
    • Kingswood 6 cylinder sedan: $5322
    • Statesman: $8554
  • Models:
    • Belmont Sedan
    • Belmont Station Wagon
    • Kingswood Sedan
    • Kingswood 50th Anniversary Sedan
    • Kingswood Station Wagon
    • Kingswood Utility
    • Kingswood Panel Van
    • Premier Sedan
    • Premier Station Wagon
    • Holden Chassis and Cab
    • Holden Utility
    • Holden Panel Van
    • Monaro GTS Sedan
    • Monaro LE Coupe (Limited Edition)
    • Statesman DeVille Sedan
    • Statesman Caprice Sedan
    • Sandman Utility
    • Sandman Panel Van
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • All models except Monaro LE and 50th Anniversary Kingswood: July, 1976
    • Monaro LE Coupe: August, 1976
    • Kingswood 50th Anniversary: November, 1976
  • To Identify:
    • Similar body to HQ and HJ, with seperate grille and headlights on all models excluding Premier
    • Wider vertical grille with vertical slats
    • Holden emblem centred in grille
    • Model name badge mounted upper rear of front quarter panels, above body protection strip
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Belmont, Kingswood and Monaro GTS Sedans: 190.3 inches (4834mm)
      • Premier Sedan, Monaro LS Coupe and Monaro GTS Coupe: 190.8 (4851mm)
      • Belmont and Kingswood Station Wagons: 192.3 inches (4884mm)
      • Premier Station Wagon: 192.8 inches (4897mm)
      • Statesman De Ville: 203.1 inches (5159mm)
      • Statesman Caprice: 204.1 inches (5184mm)
    • Total Width:
      • Belmont and Monaro GTS Sedans: 73.9 inches (1877mm)
      • Kingswood and Premier Sedans: 74.3 inches (1887mm)
      • Monaro GTS Sedan: 73.9 inches (1877mm)
      • Belmont Station Wagon: 74.3 inches (1887mm)
      • Kingswood and Premier Station Wagon: 74.3 inches (1887mm)
      • Statesman De Ville: 74.3 inches (1887mm)
      • Statesman Caprice: 73.9 inches (1877mm)
    • Total Height at kerb weight:
      • Belmont Sedan: 54.3 inches (1379mm)
      • Kingswood Sedan: 54.1 inches (1374mm)
      • Premier Sedan: 54.4 inches (1382mm)
      • Monaro GTS Sedan: 53.7 inches (1364mm)
      • Belmont and Kingswood Station Wagons: 55.3 inches (1405mm)
      • Premier Station Wagon: 55.1 inches (1400mm)
      • Statesman De Ville: 54.6 inches (1387mm)
      • Statesman Caprice: 54.8 inches (1392mm)
    • Wheelbase:
      • Sedan and Monaro LE: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
      • Station Wagon and Statesman: 114.0 inches (2896mm)
    • Front Track:
      • Sedans and Station Wagons: 59.5 inches (1511mm)
      • Monaro: 59.8 inches (1518mm)
    • Rear Track:
      • Sedans and Station Wagons: 60.2 inches (1529mm)
      • Monaro: 60.5 inches (1537mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Belmont Sedan: 2932lb (1330kg)
    • Kingswood Sedan: 2960lb (1342kg)
    • Premier Sedan: 3062lb (1389kg)
    • Monaro GTS Sedan: 3523lb (1475kg)
    • Belmont Station Wagon: 3111lb (1411kg)
    • Kingswood Station Wagon: 3145lb (1426kg)
    • Premier Station Wagon: 3242lb (1470kg)
    • Statesman DeVille: 3406lb (1545kg)
    • Statesman Caprice: 3635lb (1649kg)
  • Turning Circle:
    • Sedans: 39.7ft (12.1 metres)
    • Station Wagons and Statesman: 40.5ft (12.3 metres)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • 16.5 gallons (75 litres)
  • Instruments:
    • All models:
      • Speedometer (to 200 km/h) with integrated odometer
      • Petrol gauge
      • Water temperature gauge (except Belmont, instead fitted with temperature warning lamp)
      • Warning lamp cluster including warning lamps for brake system failure, hand brake, high beam, turning signal, generaotr and oil pressure
    • Premier and Statesman:
      • Clock (digital on Caprice)
      • Oil pressure gauge (Caprice only)
      • Battery Charge indicator
    • Monaro:
      • Clock
    • Monaro GTS:
      • Oil pressure gauge
      • Water Temperature gauge
      • Battery Charge indicator
      • Clock
      • Tachometer
  • 3.3 202 Engine:
    • Capacity: 201.25 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 (92.0 x 82.5mm)
    • Power: 109bhp (81kw) at 3900rpm
    • Torque: 185lb-ft (251Nm) at 1400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 253 V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 253.8 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 (92.0 x 77.7mm)
    • Power: 161bhp (120kw) at 4550rpm
    • Torque: 240lb-ft (325Nm) at 2600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.4:1
  • 308 5 Litre V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 307.8 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 77.7mm)
    • Power: 216bhp (161kw) at 4800rpm
    • Torque: 295lb-ft (400Nm) at 3100rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
  • Engine Prefix:
    • 202 LC 3300: XQM
    • 202 HC 3300: XQL
    • 253 HC 4200: QR
    • 308 5000: QT
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt with 35 amp alternator and pre-engaged drive starter motor
    • Coil and distributor
  • Exhaust:
    • Single exhaust pipe
    • Single or optional Dual exhaust on vehicles fitted with V8
    • Manifold changed to comply with ADR 27A
  • Manual Transmission (3 speed on 6 cylinder 3.3 litre and 4.2 litre V8):
    • 1st: 3.07:1
    • 2nd: 1.68:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.59:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed on 6 cylinder 3.3 litre and 4.2 litre 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 wide ratio on 6 cylinder 3.3 litre):
    • 1st: 3.74:1
    • 2nd: 2.68:1
    • 3rd: 1.68:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.72:1
  • Manual Transmission (4 speed wide ratio on 4.2 litre V8):
    • 1st: 2.54:1
    • 2nd: 1.83:1
    • 3rd: 1.38:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.54:1
  • Tri-Matic Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • Turbo-Hydramatic 400 Automatic:
    • 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:
    • 202 3.3 litre Six cylinder three speed manual transmission: 3.55:1
    • 202 3.3 litre Six cylinder four speed manual transmission: 3.55:1
    • 202 3.3 litre Six cylinder Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 253 4.2 litre V8 three and four speed manual transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.36:1
    • 253 V8 Tri-matic automatic transmission:
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Economy Option Axle Ratio: 2.60:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.55:1
    • 308 5.0 litre 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 5.0 litre V8 Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission (excluding GTS):
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 2.78:1
      • Performance Option Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
    • 308 5.0 litre V8 Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission (GTS only):
      • Standard Axle Ratio: 3.08:1
      • Economy option: 2.78:1
  • Engine Combinations:
    • 3.3 litre 202 standard on Belmont, Kingswood and Premier, mated to three speed manual transmission. Optional four speed manual, four speed wide-ratio manual or Tri-Matic automatic. Tri-Matic standard on Premier
    • 253 V8 standard on Monaro GTS, and optional on all lower spec models. Standard 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 Turbo-Hydramatic automatic as option, standard on Monaro LE
  • Transmission Combinations:
    • Manual:
      • 3 speed column change standard on Belmont and Kingswood
      • 4 speed floor mounted transmission optional, centre console optional on Kingswood
      • Four speed all-syncromesh floor mounted gearbox standard on Monaro GTS
    • Automatic:
      • Tri-Matic 3 speed automatic standard on Premier, optional on all other models
      • Turbo-Hydramatic automatic standard on Monaro LE
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • 202 6 cylinder HX Kingswood Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 40 mph (65 km/h)
      • 2nd: 60 mph (96 km/h)
      • 3rd: 90 mph (145 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 16.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.9 seconds
    • 253 V8 HX Premier Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 47 mph (75 km/h)
      • 2nd: 67 mph (108 km/h)
      • 3rd: 92 mph (148 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 19.4 seconds
    • 308 V8 HX Monaro GTS Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 56 mph (91 km/h)
      • 2nd: 84 mph (136 km/h)
      • 3rd: 102 mph (165 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 10.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.6 seconds
    • 308 V8 HX Statesman Caprice Tri-Matic automatic:
      • 1st: 48 mph (77 km/h)
      • 2nd: 82 mph (132 km/h)
      • 3rd: 113 mph (179 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 13.4 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.9 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent SLA type, coil springs, stabiliser bar and direct acting tubular telescopic shocks.
    • Rear: Live axle, four link system with coil springs and direct acting shocks.
  • Steering:
    • Energy absorbing steering column and shaft
    • Recirculating ball type, ratio 25:1 with 20:1 available as an optoin (but standard on GTS and Monaro LE)
    • Optional power assisted variable ratio with hydraulic pump available to all models, ratios from 18:1 to 11.7:1
    • Standard steering wheel is two spoked oval design, standard on all models excluding Statesman Caprice, Monaro GTS
    • GTS fitted with three spoked circular steering wheel, Caprice with "soft grip" oval wheel
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 10.88inch (276mm) power assisted ventilated discs standard
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10.0 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Short spoke steel disc wheels fitted to all models excluding GTS, which was fitted with five spoke pressed steel type slotted rally wheels
    • All models except Monaro GTS and Statesman Caprice: 5.00JJ x 14
    • Monaro GTS and Statesman Caprice: 6.00JJ x 14
  • Tyres:
    • Belmont: 6.95 L14 4 P/R
    • Kingswood: C 78 L14 4 P/R
    • Premier: E78 L14 4 P/R
    • Monaro GTS: ER14 (Radial)
    • Station Wagons: E78 L14 4 P/R
    • Statesman Caprice: FR 78 S 14
  • Holden Identification


  • Holden HX Statesman
    What makes it different is what makes it better:

    (circa 1976)

    Whatever your driving now, this car will make you think again - new thinking from General Motors Holdens. It's different, and it's differences make it better. It has luxury you'll appreciate, whether your simply driving to your office or attending those important conferences. But couldn't you see all this imported sewn leather, the personal console and air-conditioning in Statesman Caprice...letting its wheels down on the open road to any place you can think of. Must the all-new Statesman be part of the busy business world, or can it take a little time for the simple pleasures? Statesman, two new models, the DeVille and the Caprice. What makes it different is what makes it better.

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