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Syberfraggle wrote:Quote from Wikipedia
Early Holdens were manufactured in New Zealand at the General Motors New Zealand plant in Petone until 1967, and Kingswoods were later assembled from complete knock down (CKD) kits at the new car plant at Trentham Upper Hutt further up the Hutt Valley from Wellington. Other Holden models like Monaro were imported completely built up (CBU) from Australia. From the 1960s Australian-made models were exported to Southeast Asia, and also to the Caribbeanâ€”the Kingswood was assembled in Trinidad and Tobago.
Which company assembled the Kingswood here?
MaxPower wrote:Dem days didnt have RORO...
Was knock down.
K74T wrote:Image courtesy the late historian Angelo Bissessarsingh.
Vauxhall Assembly Plant, Trinidad, 1965
Neal and Massy Motors began assembling Vauxhall cars locally in 1959. The plant switched to Datsuns in 1972 when Vauxhalls were no longer imported. The plant closed in 1993, along with the local Toyota plant. This photo shows a Vauxhall Victor FC both fully-erected and as a mass of components. The unskilled local labour meant that the cars assembled in this factory were poorly built, with no rustproofing. These Victors were exceedingly popular as midrange family runabouts in the pre-Japanese cars era.
antlind wrote:MaxPower wrote:Dem days didnt have RORO...
Was knock down.
Funny story. Back in 1977 my dad purchased a new Renault 12 from HE Robinson. He paid extra to get the car rust proofed by Zeibart. Back in those days they used to use a black tar like substance to coat the under body and the inside of the doors.
Some time later we realized that water was being trapped in the door. Apparently the black tar clogged the drain holes so the inside of the doors were filled with water.