This page is dedicated to the now rare HQ colour – Nutmeg Metallic.  At the time, Nutmeg Metallic was quite popular , especially on up-market HQs; Statesman’s, Monaro LS’s, and Premiers.  There were a good number of Nutmeg GTS coupes running around once.  The colour was used on a number of subsequent Holdens models right up to the HZ SLE Statesman.  Fords and Valiants also wore a very similar colour, usually on their more luxury models, as did Mercedes and Chevrolet Corvetttes.

Even amongst today’s colourful Black, White and Silver plastic cars, a few courageous car makers (BMW and Mazda) have recently slipped in metallic brown – BMW and Mazda so there is hope for a comeback!!

If you know of any other Nutmeg Metallic HQ coupes – dead or alive please email me at;

  • #1 – ALIVE and well in South Australia
  • Built 1st Nov 1972 Dandenong, black vinyl interior
  • original specs; 253 V8, optional M21, 3.36 LSD, heavy duty springs, dual exhausts, red wall radials.
  • Ordered in Aug 1972, delivered 14 Nov 1972 from Claridge Motors, Unley SA
  • Original SA registration was RPX 990

  • #2 – ALIVE and fully restored as of 2006 Monaro Nationals in SA
  • specs unknown
  • current status unknown

  • #3 – HQ LS spotted somewhere on the internet
  • specs unknown
  • current status unknown

  • #4 – HQ LS 350 – whereabouts and condition unknown
  • Oct 72 Dandenong built, Flax interior
  • Engine assembly date code 15 Oct 1971
  • Last known whereabouts: Surf Coast Vic.

  • #5 – Alive in Queensland
  • HQ GTS 350 manual !!
  • Pagewood built – delivered in June 1972

  • #6 – Alive and was for sale in WA in late 2018
  • 253 4-speed
  • specs unknown

  • #7 – Whereabouts unknown, old photo, VIC registration
  • specs unknown

  • #8 – In New Zealand, recently fully restored