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Build numbers for the Brougham - Anyone?

I have a HG 308 Brougham and cant find build numbers (quantities) for individual models anywhere. Very curious to find out, as I know they are rare but not sure if there were more of these made than Monaro’s or less.

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There would be far less Broughams sold than Monaro as Monaro came in three levels, all but one cheaper than the Brougham.

They would have sold more than GTS 350 which from memory is about 600.

If you wanted to estimate it, you could use the data on the body id plates. Sydney and Adelaide numbered each combination separately, (Sydney stopped early HG). If you could find late HK and HT from Sydney and Adelaide, add them together and double it would give you pretty close, then find late HG from Adelaide and find ratio of above to Adelaide and that would just about do it. But no one has the numbers yet.

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not many of these would have been built. This article https://www.motoring... estimates that there was 100,000 HKTG Prems built out of a total of 539,000 HKTGs..so if that is correct, I would estimate only 10 to 15,000 Broughams all up? My understanding was in the day they were not popular with the public peeved at Holden for marketing a long car without the rear leg room and that the HQ Statesman with the long wheel base managed to correct that..So the Brougham had a long boot but no more leg room than a Belmont/Kingswood/Premier....In about 86/87 I had a mate that bought a gold 68 HK Brougham with black vinyl roof for about $3K. It was a 307 power glide, 2BBL carby with power steering, no A/C or electric windows..front bench seat with large centre arm rest...it was an ok car..I had a HZ Caprice at the time...from what I remember they were reasonable comparable re performance..mine was marginally quicker and faster and handled better but he got much better fuel economy..in the late 90s he was experiencing over heating problems and in an act of desperation (insanity) he took out the 307 power glide and had a second hand clapped out blue 253 trimatic installed...parted with about $3000 and traded the original motor as well...to a local Shell service station that mainly sold bread and milk (WTF)....then he moved to a unit and and parked it on a busy street and some low life knocked off the complete interior, seats the lot...he sold it in about 2003 for $500...the paintwork and body were good, very little rust and no signs of any accident damage...would be worth a bit now..if he had kept it all original...

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Andrew

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that's one of your more recent intellectual comments ha ha...

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Andrew

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Mr Ambo,you didn't even comment for Merry Christmas,what's your story,hahaha,"just kidding".I spose if we we're all mega intelligent it wouldn't be much fun hey?...:)

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I'm sitting over here in the corner eating beef jerky. Just watching..

Oh, Merry Christmas Al, hope you had a good one.. (-:
I saw the ute is all fixed. Good stuff.

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Andrew

But the beard's not so long. And it'd be home brew, not that watery stuff.

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One of your best Al, how'd you find that piccy....Oh! and Merry Christmas.

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Bryan

Not my pic mate,Andrew's.All the best to you and the family mate!....

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ooops, Sorry Andrew, I totally missed that. Credit to you.
We're all going great Al, I'll be up your way tomorrow.

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Bryan

I've got until Tuesday off but I'm not going over that friggin bridge one more time until the end of January,haha,You know why!...

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BLOODY Tourist, causing traffic jams. ha ha

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Bryan

I went down to Boomerang on Wednesday morning"early"good waves but coming home it was banked back passed the Tuncurry Cemetary!...but I was on the other side :)
If you are up here on the first Friday of January we might go to the car meet at the rockpool,may not be many cars though??because the bit bigger one was on before Christmas.See what happens!...

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Sounds good

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Bryan

I don't want to get rid of you,I'll just beerfine ya,six of those beautiful homies will do,nice and cold of coarse and pass some jerky to if ya don't mind,haha.:)
Yeah mate,the ute is back to normal now!...
All the best to you and the Ambo's to mate!...

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I'll be here for a while yet.

I'm happy to pay the fine, but they're pick-up only, no postage. (-:

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Hopefully one day I can come down and pick em up,haha!...

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I'll put a few aside.

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They're going down pretty quick.

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I might have to,although I can't blame ya,they'de be niiiice,there'll be some going down quick here this arvo to!...:P

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yeah mate haha,I was reading the history of Holden book about Broughams and typed in the wrong thing,haha oh well sh1t happens!..:)

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