A 1979 Holden Kingswood in “out of the box” condition has been discovered in Adelaide as part of a deceased estate. The “Atlantis Blue” HZ sedan – the last model to be built before the arrival of the Holden Commodore – was bought new in 1980 by a Greek-born Australian, a market gardener. The two grown daughters of the Gardener said their dad had not driven the car apart from the 998kms on the meter.
The registration expired in June 1985 and the car stayed locked away alongside the family home in the beach side suburb of Fulham Gardens, about 10km west of Adelaide, for the past 27 years.
“It is clearly a very special car and we expect there will be an enthusiast or collector who will jump at the chance to own it,” says Holden’s social media and digital communications manager Andrea Matthews, who was alerted to the pristine Kingswood via Facebook