Su­per Chicken

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac -

AMC reader Ja­son Chap­lin picked up an old HQ Holden parts man­ual (dated Oc­to­ber 1973) and no­ticed de­tails of a Su­per Chicken trans­fer pack­age listed for the panel van and ute. So he dropped us a line, keen to learn more. Another se­ries of trans­fers listed is called the Wa­ter Splash. Ads for the de­cals ap­peared in May 1973 is­sues of Mod­ern Mo­tor and Wheels. The pho­tos were taken on the fa­mous turntable at the Holden De­sign Cen­tre. A white sin bin with Su­per Chicken de­cals il­lus­trates a story in the Jan­uary 1976 is­sue of Mod­ern Mo­tor.

How­ever, we can’t re­call ever see­ing pho­tos of ex­am­ples of th­ese on the road. Chat room ex­perts say that they were a rar­ity even in their day.

One contributor re­mem­bers see­ing the Su­per Chicken de­cals dis­played on a van at the 1974 Syd­ney Mo­tor Show but says he rarely saw them on street cars.

The gen­eral con­sen­sus is that the ar­rival of the Holden Sand­man turned Su­per Chicken into an auto dodo.

AMC would love to see pho­to­graphic ev­i­dence that some­one ac­tu­ally bought and ap­plied Su­per Chicken or Wa­ter Splash de­cals to their HQs at the time.

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