History of this car

Model WB Kingswood Utility
Build date February 1984
Delivery date Unknown
Delivery dealer Des Murphy, Narrandera NSW
First owner Justin L. Narrandera
Paint colour Tahitian Blue
Interior trim Oyster

This car was completed in February 1984 at Holden’s Acacia Ridge, Queensland plant

In August 2012: the ute was purchased from its 3rd owner in Gunnadah. 

Partial restoration was then begun with the front end completely stripped and cleaned.  Repairs / mods included;

        – new front suspension bushes, ball joints, tie rod ends

        – new disc rotors, disc pads, rubber brake hoses and wheel bearings

        – engine degreased, new gaskets to sump, inlet manifold, water pump, rocker covers and repainted

        – Rochester Quadrajet rebuild kit

        – optional WB “alloy wheels” and new Goodyear tyres fitted

        – new carpets fitted

        – GM AM / FM pushbutton radio installed along with a replacement uncut dash and instrument carrier

        – Original WB Statesman “Oyster” colour bucket seats replaced the vinyl bench seat

        – Console and matching 4-speed shifter replaced the bench seat shifter

As well as cruising, occasionally used for carrying stuff for the family.

August 2016:  sold to a collector in Western Australia


Photos when new

Arrival after being transported from Narrandera NSW

Engine bay cleanup and new suspension