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WB Holden Specifications

WB Holden Panel Van
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes A - L
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
Holden Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1980 - 1985
  • Number Built: 60,231
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Utility: $6971
    • Kingswood Utility: $7640
    • Kingswood Panel Van: $7167
    • One-Tonner: $6,940
    • Statesman DeVille: $14,790
    • Statesman Caprice: $19,769
  • Models:
    • Holden Utility
    • Holden Panel Van
    • Kingswood Utility
    • Kingswood Panel Van
    • One-Tonner
    • Statesman DeVille
    • Statesman Caprice
    • Statesman DeVille Series II
    • Statesman Caprice Series II
    • HDT Magnum
  • Date(s) of Introduction:
    • Panel Van, Utility, Kingswood Utility and One-Tonner: 20th April, 1980
    • Statesmans: 22nd June, 1980
    • Commercials (with revised grille): August, 1980
    • Statesman Series II: August, 1983
  • To Identify:
    • Similar body to HZ with seperate grille and headlights
    • Kingswood Utility with redesigned front nose section with grille and headlights
    • Early model WB's have circular headlights, grey grille with three holes and grey divider with Holden badge located above the grille
    • Kingswood and late model WB (from August 1980 onward) use rectangular headlights and a black grate style grille and the Holden badge now located in the centre of the grille
    • WB Statesman features slightly shorter but taller body over HZ, and incorporates a new "third" rear window
    • Statesman DeVille has thick bar grill with "DeVille" emblem located on lower left corner
    • Statesman Caprice has grille with thinner bars to DeVille, making for a more elegant and refined appearance, and featuring integrated "Caprice" emblem
    • Brock Statesman Magnum features Momo aero-disc wheels, colour coded bumpers.
    • Series II Statesmans have special decals identifying them, and new badging
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
    • Full Chassis (Commercials)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length:
      • Utility: 4938mm
      • Panel Van: 4945mm
      • One-Tonner: 4897mm
      • Statesman: 5157mm
    • Total Width:
      • Utility, Panel Van and One-Tonner: 1877mm
      • Statesman: 1899mm
    • Total Height at kerb weight:
      • Utility: 1395mm
      • Panel Van: 1603mm
      • One-Tonner: 1420mm
      • Statesman DeVille: 1370mm
      • Statesman Caprice: 1390mm
    • Wheelbase:
      • All models: 2895mm
    • Front Track:
      • Commercials: 1520mm
      • Statesman Caprice: 1531mm
      • Statesman DeVille: 1523mm
    • Rear Track:
      • Commercials: 1530mm
      • Statesman Caprice: 1540mm
      • Statesman DeVille: 1536mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Utility: 1360kg
    • Kingswood Utility (6 Cylinder): 1370kg
    • Kingswood Utility (8 Cylinder): 1404kg
    • Panel Van (6 Cylinder): 1432kg
    • Panel Van (8 Cylinder): 1476kg
    • One-Tonner (6 Cylinder): 1292kg
    • One-Tonner (8 Cylinder): 1336kg
    • Statesman Caprice: 1719kg
    • Statesman DeVille: 1681kg
  • Turning Circle:
    • All Models: 12.3 metres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:
    • Commercials: 70.4 litres
    • Statesmans: 91 litres (optional 126 litres)
  • Instruments:
    • Statesman:
      • Speedometer with integrated odometer and trip meter
      • Petrol gauge
      • Oil pressure gauge
      • Temperature gauge
      • Voltmeter
      • Digital Clock (Caprice)
      • Analogue Clock (DeVille)
      • Tachometer (Caprice)
      • Warning lamp cluster including warning lamps for brake system failure, hand brake, high beam, turning signal, taillamp failure, door adjar, low fuel, seat belt
  • 3.3 202 Engine (Commercials):
    • Capacity: 201.25 cubic inches (3.298 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: GM Strasbourg Varajet twin barrel downdraft carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 92.1 x 82.5mm
    • Power:
      • Manual Transmission: 83kw at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 231Nm at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 253 4.2 Litre V8 Engine (Commercials):
    • Capacity: 252.8 cubic inches (4.142 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: Rochester Quadrajet four barrel downdraft carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 92.1 x 77.8mm
    • Power
      • Single exhaust : 100kw at 4200rpm
      • Dual Exhaust: 115kw at 4400rpm
    • Torque
      • Single exhaust : 269Nm at 2000rpm
      • Dual Exhaust: 289Nm at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9:1
  • 308 5.0 Litre V8 Engine (Statesman DeVille & Caprice):
    • 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: Rochester Quadrajet 4BBL downdraft carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 101.6 x 77.8mm
    • Power: 126kw at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 361Nm at 2800rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 308 5.0 Litre V8 Engine (HDT Statesman Magnum):
    • 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 downdraft carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 101.6 x 77.8mm
    • Power: 188.2kw at 5000rpm
    • Torque: 428.8Nm at 3500rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • Commercials:
      • 12 volt with 40 amp alternator (55 amp if air-conditioning fitted)
      • Pre-engaged drive starter motor
      • High energy breakerless ignition with 8mm silicone rubber insulated fibreglass core ignition leads
    • Statesmans:
      • 12 volt with 55 amp alternator
      • 62 amp battery
      • Pre-engaged drive starter motor
      • High energy breakerless ignition with 8mm silicone rubber insulated fibreglass core ignition leads
  • Exhaust:
    • Commericals:
      • 6 Cylinder: manifold seperating first 3 from last 3 cylinders, entering into twin outlet flange with dual exhaust pipes leading into a single pipe, muffler and tail pi4pe
      • 8 Cylinder: Seperate front exhaust pipes from each side of the engine, with a cross-over into a single rear pipe to the muffler, and a single rear tail pipe
    • Statesman:
      • Seperate pipe and resonator assemblies from each side of the engine leading into dual mufflers. Each muffler in turn with intermediate pipe to single muffler at rear left hand side of car
    • HDT Statesman Magnum:
  • Transmission Options:
    • 3-speed (M15)
    • 4-speed (M20, M21, M22)
    • Tri-matic (M40), Turbo 350 (M38)
    • Note: Turbo boxes were deleted around august 1982 and replaced with Tri-matics (308 only).
  • Utility and Panel Van - 3 speed Manual Transmission (3.3 six and 4.2 V8):
    • 1st: 3.07:1
    • 2nd: 1.68:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.59:1
  • Utility and Panel Van - Optional 4 speed Manual Transmission (3.3 six and 4.2 V8):
    • 1st: 3.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.19:1
    • 3rd: 1.51:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 3.05:1
  • Utility and Panel Van - Optional Tri-Matic Automatic Transmission:
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 1.85:1
  • Statesmans - 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:
    • Commercials (excluding One Tonner): 3.55:1
    • One-Tonner: 4.44:1 (optioanl 3.36:1)
    • Statesman: 3.08:1
    • Statesman towing/performance option: 3.36:1
    • Statesman Series II: 2.60:1
  • Top Speed in Gears:
    • Statesman DeVille (126kw version):
      • 1st: 70 km/h
      • 2nd: 140 km/h
      • 3rd: 175 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 9.7 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.0 seconds
    • Kingswood 253 4.2 litre V8 Utility manual:
      • 1st: 65 km/h
      • 2nd: 90 km/h
      • 3rd: 130 km/h
      • 4th: 170 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 12.2 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 17.8 seconds
    • Statesman Caprice:
      • 1st: 72 km/h
      • 2nd: 122 km/h
      • 3rd: 180 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 11.8 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18 seconds
    • Statesman DeVille:
      • 1st: 48 mph (78 km/h)
      • 2nd: 82 mph (132 km/h)
      • 3rd: 103 mph (165 km/h)
      • 0-100 km/h: 10.9 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 18.6 seconds
    • HDT Holden Statesman Magnum:
      • 1st: 111 km/h
      • 2nd: 175 km/h
      • 3rd: 200 km/h
      • 0-100 km/h: 9.43 seconds
      • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres): 16.76 seconds
  • Suspension:
    • Commercials:
      • Front: Independent, coil sprints
      • Rear: Independent, coil sprints
    • Statesman:
      • Front: Independent with short and long arms, coil springs, decoupled stabiuliser bar
      • Rear: Four-link system with coil springs, decoupled stabiliser bar
  • Steering:
    • Commercials:
      • Standard: Front-mounted recirculating ball type. Standard ratio 25:1
      • Optional power assisted: Integral variable ratio gear with rotary type control valve and hydraulic pump. Ratio varies from 18:1 to 11.7:1
    • Statesman:
      • Integral variable power steering, ratio 18.1:1
  • Brakes:
    • Commercials:
      • Front: Power assisted discs standard
      • Rear: Drums, duo-servo
    • Statesman:
      • Front: Power assisted 276mm ventilated discs
      • Rear: Power assisted 293mm solid discs
  • Wheels:
    • Commercials:
      • Steel 6.00JJ x 14
    • Statesman:
      • DeVille: Steel with full wheel cover, 6.00JJ x 14 standard
      • Caprice: Styled cast alloy, 7.00JJ x 15 standard
      • HDT Magnum: Momo alloy, 7.00JJ x 15 standard
  • Tyres:
    • Commercials:
      • Utility and Panel Van: FR78S14 x 4 steel belted radials
      • One-Tonner: 195R14LT x 8 steel belted radials
    • Statesman:
      • DeVille: FR 78 H15
      • Caprice: ER 60 H15
      • HDT Magnum: Pirelli P6 235/30 VR 15




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Also see:
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