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Morton's 1972 HQ Kingswood

Morton

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It appears I have purchased another car!

A 1972 HQ Kingswood. One lady owner from 1972 to 2009, who then sold it to a wrecker where it was saved by the bloke who sold it to me! He didn't even drive the car, he had it towed to his house :p

Set me back $1600 all up, with a full tank of petrol! lol

It's in complete working order. 202 with a trimatic, runs smooth as a baby. Transmission is beautiful, suspension is.... comfortable.... and the paint isn't too bad for something that old.

Only three small holes from rust, in the usual spots.

Plans? Probably restore the paint and interior, fix up the rust, and clean up the 202. Ideally I'd like to see it looking relatively original. All the chrome appears to be fairly new, and it has a full set of hubcaps, so that will save me a bit of resto money. But for now, it shall sit while I decide how to approach it :)

Meanwhile, here's some pics of this beauty:
















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hakhawk

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nice man, cant wait til the restore bug hits you on this!!
 

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Just a bit of surface rust - but yep new paint will go a long way to making the old bus look sharp :)
 

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Dropping a 308 in FTW!!
 

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Dropping a 308 in FTW!!
thats what i was thinking, who in their right mind would leave a hq a 202?

nice pick up morton:thumbsup:
 

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nice pickup Dan. No need for a manual conversion either! Drop the 5 litre out of the VQ into it haha
 

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its nice car for 37 years old, took morton to pick it up today.

whacked a battery in started straight up with the choke off :p had his foot on the high beams switch though.
 
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