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It's been gutted sorry did it have headrests in the back

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Can you confirm it is or isn't please cheers

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Can you give me any hints on where to look up more stuff on this subject,I cannot find a thing cheers

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It's all in your computer :-/

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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You got thm MEASURMENTS for your petrol tank hey

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Sports trim,You'll have to send the seats down to The Doc to trim them for ya?...

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Would like to know how many was made an what colour choices etc it sounds like I got a unique car pisser,will have to make it a sleeper if it's rare

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Have a look in here a couple of different colours

http://gallery.oldho...

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Great idea,a sleeper would be great,cool I'm not keen on green either!...

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485,650 HQ's were made in total.

Colours in 1971 there were about 19,
" " 1972 " " " 35 or so??
" " 1973 " " " 18
" " 1974 " " " 17

I think that is about right, HQ's had some of the best colour names

Purr-Pull, Lettuce Alone, The Lone O'Ranger, Strike-Me-Pink, Lina Mint, Yellow Dolly, March the 17th, amongst others.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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Cheers for the pic could I bother you again for the Chassis No.?

Yours looks to be one of the early ones I have a couple recorded for 2/74 then random cars through till 6/74, they seem to be available with all Kingswood engines, trans and paint choices.

I believe they were built to clear stocks of Houndstooth left over from the 71-2 GTS, at this stage I have 9 recorded but I have seen another 5-6 cars that I didn't got any id details from.

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If they had Houndstooth left over from 71/72 then why did they make some HQ SS in late 72 with raydo?

That is when they ran out, they ordered more from the US and when it arrived they needed to do something with it, after enough spares were made.

Specials like this are made all the time, many without too much fan fare, many even without brochures or fliers.

In the HQ we now they made the following "specials"

SS sedan
GTS sedan
Sandman
25th Anniversary Premier
Sportsman
Vacationer

Not to mention the dealer specials that were created like:

Preston 50th anniversay
Berlinni
Monaro Motors special
El Comeno

Just to mention a few.

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Houndstooth was still used in GTS's till 2/73, the raydo was already being used as the Premier, Statesman Custom, and Kingswood cloth insert so it was a no brainer to use it in the SS and retain the exclusivity of the GTS trim.

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Have a good one

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So Houndstooth is not exclusive to GTS. My question is, why did the first 1600 SS have Houndstooth and the second 1200 have raydo?

I was told they ran out of Houndstooth, ie not enough for the 1200 second run, so raydo was used and another order put in for some Houndstooth.

WHy they changed to Ranier for 73 I do not know, but this new batch was used up on the sportsman.

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To upset the norm ,for us lesbians

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Very true, I had it in my head they were all Raydo for some reason. (Old age, too much Xmas cheer??)

Edit.... just went through some old emails relating to the change to Raydo, the 1st batch of HQ SS was meant to be the only one and the spec locked in back in June 72 however the quick sale meant a 2nd batch was rushed to production and sufficient Houndstooth was not available so 860 from the 2nd batch had Raydo and the 10D code.

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Just good that we can jog our memories here without too much hassle.

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I have been watching fast an loud on the idiot box,thanks for the links still not finding much on them .
Mr jones I will send you the numbers thru email tommorrow,does my numbers mean it was green I was hoping for a different colour like black etc cheers everyone again.edit I just looked olive green !

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