Luxurious restmod of the 1974 Australian Holden HQ Statesman put up for sale (22 photos + 1 video)

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17 June 2024

On one of the Australian online platforms, a remarkable restomod based on the Holden HQ Statesman, released in 1974 and completely redone, is up for auction. The sellers claim that, in fact, not a single component of the car remained unaffected. Auctioneers do not voice price expectations, but a four-door with a 1000-horsepower engine, which has collected many awards at thematic exhibitions in Australia, can go for a six-figure sum.

The Statesman brand was created by the Australian company Holden. Since 1971, luxury models have been sold under this brand, and the HQ sedan was one of the first. The restomod creator took on the project with the goal of building a modern version of an Australian model from the past and ended up spending five years of his life on the car.

The body of the HQ Statesman retained its recognizable shape, but at the same time began to look a little smoother and more modern due to a number of modified body panels, a new hood, LED optics and other bumpers. The restomod is painted in a shade from the official Range Rover catalog and is completely devoid of the chrome traditional for that time. The sedan is based on extra-wide wheels of 20 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear axle. The chassis uses Wilwood coilovers and brakes, and the suspension is completely independent.

The redesigned interior features a digital instrument panel, new illuminated trim, power windows and four individual Scat Procar seats.

The standard power unit was replaced with a 6.7-liter V8 from Chevrolet, also deeply redesigned. In addition to new shafts, pistons and manifolds, the engine was equipped with a turbocharging system, which increased output to 1000 hp. With. The creator of the restomod spent an impressive part of his time on the specific design of the engine compartment. Although take a look under the bottom of the car - your soul is invested there too! The engine operates with an automatic transmission. Drive to the rear axle.

Restomod is called one of the most famous custom cars in Australia. According to auctioneers, its value is influenced not only by victories at exhibitions, but also by appearances on the covers of thematic magazines.

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