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    Tardme gone mad: the $71k HQ Holden Belmont

    so far. It doesnae end till 4 July.

    What the actual fuck? I thought when I saw this "Oooh, that'd be good buying round the $30k mark":

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=2661616653

    Here's a (more desirable) sedan, same colour, current listing $21k

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/use...26a17138c9-002

    obviously the days of the $3000 HQ are long gone.
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    A couple of friends and I had an HQ 202 back in the mid 90's, on a midnight run to McD Craig crashed it and wrote it off. The next day we bought another with a 253, 5 spot mags, mint body for $500 out of the buy sell.
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    I learned to drive in me Dads immaculate HQ Kingswood so I've always had a soft spot for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    I learned to drive in me Dads immaculate HQ Kingswood so I've always had a soft spot for them.
    For me it was our boat tow vehicle, an XW Falcon S/wagon. Hence my soft spot for the XW/XY 'coons.
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    Hard to believe an HQ getting to this age and mileage without having had rust repairs! They were no exception to all the other rustbuckets of this era. Part of the reason they are desirable now cos they didn't last that well. Not knocking holdens as I had my share of them too over the years but nothing from this era was rustfree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    Hard to believe an HQ getting to this age and mileage without having had rust repairs! They were no exception to all the other rustbuckets of this era. Part of the reason they are desirable now cos they didn't last that well. Not knocking holdens as I had my share of them too over the years but nothing from this era was rustfree.
    Our family HQ station wagon lasted for decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    Our family HQ station wagon lasted for decades.
    So it was more than 10 yrs old before it rusted out? Sounds about right
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    I got $400 as a trade for my HQ on an XB GT replica. HQ +$4200
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    I never paid more than about $8/900 for one back in my youth, and I had a few. Hell... I recall swapping a bag of weed and a leather trenchcoat for one.
    Wish I'd kept them all now

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    It's being bid on too. That's surprising.

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    Sold my HQ premiere wagon for $400 15 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    For me it was our boat tow vehicle, an XW Falcon S/wagon. Hence my soft spot for the XW/XY 'coons.
    i owned this for around 25 years it was my dads car, in the pic im shoehorning a 302 into it in my back yard.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimO View Post
    i owned this for around 25 years it was my dads car, in the pic im shoehorning a 302 into it in my back yard.......
    That's awesome. There's a page on facebook about the exploits of a crew of guys who ran Falcons here in the early 80's I'm guessing. You might even know them, it seems the ventured down south a bit.
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    I had hqs in the day but this is just stupid , My pick is the sale will fall trough and will be Back on tm to try again . or maybe you could tow around a $34000 purple kawasaki triple !. I saw an old anvil "sell "the other week for $1500 . The going price for a absolutely mint one would be $1200 but this was the worst one I had ever seen with the back cut off and some shit welded to it very badly. I would have thought it was worth $150-200. Gee what a surprise when it turned back up on TM a week later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Sold my HQ premiere wagon for $400 15 years ago.
    Sold my HQ ute for $1000 around the same time, gave my rusty old HT ute away for free 5 years earlier
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