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#1 dsantamans

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:31 AM

Hi friends,

 

My name is David Santamans from Spain.  I'm a classic car collector and also I write articles about classic cars from time to time (mainly about Maserati).

 

Right now I'm researching information for an article about export LHD Holden, as some cars were sold in Spain in the late 60's and 70's.

 

I have been able to trace information about 15 cars:

 

1969 HK Kingswood sedan

1969 HK Premier

1969 HB Torana

1969 Monaro

1969 HR Special

1970 HT Kingswood HT02806A

1973 LJ Torana, seven cars, ALJ02187A, ALJ02188A, ALJ02189A, ALJ02190A, ALJ02191A, and two unknown vin

1976 LX Torana, three cars, only onw vin know ALX004710M

 

There's a way to know more information about how many cars were exported and to wich countries?

 

I have seen information about some cars in Greece and Israel.

 

Thanks,

 

David Santamans

Barcelona, SPAIN

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:13 AM

Wow, an interesting research topic David.

Hope you unearth some amazing stuff. Wonder if of the cars you list still survive?



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:52 AM

Here are the 1966 export territories as of March 1967. This was just a random sheet in a big folder of promotional stuff in GMH archives. There may be more stuff in there but I never saw it. This was in the same archive folder as I found the HQ-WB Statesman totals. It looks like there was a "next page" by the text at the bottom, it appears they were intending to list the assembly plants that assembled vehicles for LHD territories. It doesn't list Spain but some of those territories may have been Spanish dependencies?

 

Those cars you have listed are CHASSIS numbers not VIN numbers. The VIN will be on the skinny ID plate for cars after the end of 1967, and there will also be a BODY plate which is a bigger plate. Prior to 1968 there was a little plate held by 2 x screws with a number on it, this is the early version of the PSN which later appears as the end of the VIN. After 1/1970 there was also a Safety Compliance plate but these will not be on GMH product built for export.

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:09 AM

Some more info from 1978-9. These are just press releases but some good info. Only 6 sheets.

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:38 AM

One of the 1976 Torana LX on the same year Barcelona MotorshowAttached File  IMG-20171008-WA0003.jpg   157.62K   3 downloads

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:01 AM

Plenty of Holden Export Information here :

 

https://www.hrc.org.au/124



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:14 AM

Aussie Cars Overseas on facebook is also a good resource.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:37 AM

From the HRC website. 1969 list of 71 Holden export countries.

 

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 03:59 PM

Wow Holden #@$^%& up big time

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 04:37 PM

The biggest fup was not Engineering the W platform for LHD. It was basically already there for them as it was started as a LHD vehicle. LH-LX was but not HQ-WB. Stupid mistake.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:51 PM

I'm also trying to find information about sales in Lebanon trough a friend there.  He told me Holdens were sold in 1969/70.  There was also a hell drivers show held on the Olympic Stadium in Beiruth

 

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:55 PM

I'm also trying to find information about sales in Lebanon trough a friend there.  He told me Holdens were sold in 1969/70.  There was also a hell drivers show held on the Olympic Stadium in Beiruth

 

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EXPORT   LEBANON (Beruit)   BERUIT RASAMNY YOUNIS MOTOR CO   01/04/1962

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 09:53 PM

EXPORT   LEBANON (Beruit)   BERUIT RASAMNY YOUNIS MOTOR CO   01/04/1962

Thanks for the information, I would follow from this point.

 

Spanish importes was M. Aguilar, right ?



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 10:44 PM

Thanks for the information, I would follow from this point.

 

Spanish importes was M. Aguilar, right ?

Sorry I don't know for Spain.






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