1973 Holden Statesman Review

1973 Holden Statesman Deville 454 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 454 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance93657 miles
Previous carHolden Utility


454 + Statesman = Total Madness


Factory 308 was seized when I brought the car. (original owner ran it dry of oil)

Windscreen washers didn't work when I got it.

Drivers seat needs to be recovered.

General Comments:

The statesman drives like a dream.

Looks standard (other than mags), therefore wastes Japanese rice burners who challenge me to races.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2004

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review