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#1 Posted : Sunday, 26 January 2020 12:09:32 PM(UTC)
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I've been reading through numerous HQ posts trying to work out a HQ Coupe body number. I've found a HQ Coupe that I'm a bit suspect about. As usual missing tags!

Correct me if I'm wrong, the stamped number on the firewall is a production line number?
Was there any information recorded by the factory on the history of the body? Body number stamped is 16420S

I did a PPSR check on the chassis number EHQ29781S. The report associated the chassis to a 1974 Holden Sedan. I can only assume the search data referenced old registration info as it also mentions GOLD in colour and running a 6 cylinder.

Any advice is greatly appreciated
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#2 Posted : Sunday, 26 January 2020 12:45:54 PM(UTC)
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Contact Holden Historical Services. Ben will be able to figure out what the car was mechanically.

I’m 99% sure that chassis number doesn’t belong to that firewall number though. And without tags it is not really a car you want to spend dollars on.

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#3 Posted : Sunday, 26 January 2020 1:08:36 PM(UTC)
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I agree 100% HK1837. I sanded part of the body that revealed it being a red car. The PPSR report has the engine number as a 6 cylinder and as mentioned gold in colour. The diff under the back is a 10 bolt which should be associated to a V8 car (I think)
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#4 Posted : Sunday, 26 January 2020 2:50:28 PM(UTC)
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You could option a Salisbury as a heavy duty diff behind all HQ 6cyl (except cab-chassis where Salisbury was standard). But it is a pretty rare option. There were probably more HQ V8 coupes made than 6cyl so more than likely a 253 car. But without tags it is academic anyway, makes no difference what it was originally.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, 26 January 2020 3:43:32 PM(UTC)
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So, would it be safe to say the state a rolling shell is in without tags is it is pretty useless and cannot be registered?
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#6 Posted : Sunday, 26 January 2020 4:19:23 PM(UTC)
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You can register it, just need a chassis number which could be anything from AHQ to EWB prefix as the number is on the rails. But without tags it’s value as a car will suffer badly so probably not worth restoring as even a replica. Best thing for it is as a modified with non standard stuff like big block, 9” etc.
But before you even think about buying it check all its stainless is with it as a full set of stainless for a HQ-HX coupe will set you back over $5000 or more. Doors cost a fortune too, as do regulators and rear screen. If any of that is missing it may not be worth even starting.

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#7 Posted : Sunday, 26 January 2020 8:31:10 PM(UTC)
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Wise words there HK1837. Thanks heaps for your advice. I'll see what comes with the shell in the way of parts but I'm tending towards giving it the flick!
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