1968 HOLDEN HK MONARO COUPE
The Holden Monaro was a rear-wheel drive car manufactured by General Motors Holden in Australia from 1968 to 1975 and later re-introduced from 2001 to 2005.
Billed as Australia's first fully home grown sports coupe, the HK series was the first generation of Monaro that was released in 1968.
With a pillarless hardtop design in three model variants - base, GTS and GTS 327.
Base model Monaros had straight 6 engines, whereas the GTS verions could be optioned with 307ci or 327ci V8s. All 327ci variants came with a 4 speed manual transmission.
The HK Monaro GTS 327 gave Holden its first victory in the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500 and Norm Beechey drove a HK Monaro GTS 327 to third place in the 1969 Australian Touring Car Championship.
In early 1969, the HK Monaro range was awarded the Wheels car magazine's Car of the Year Award for 1968.
A beautifully restored numbers-matching GTS coupe finished in gleaming Ermine White with black GTS stripes and Jacana Blue interior.
Optioned with the 307ci V8 with power put to the road through the 2 speed "Powerglide" automatic transmission.
The interior retains all its original features - the seats, dash, steering wheel are all in excellent condition. The original GTS tachometer remains in the centre console.
Mechanically this car is very well sorted.
A highly desirable piece of Australian automotive history.
ENGINE: V8 - 307 Cubic Inch
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: Carburetor
TRANSMISSION: Automatic - 2 Speed Powerglide
BRAKES: Disc Front, Drum Rear
PAINT: Ermine White
TRIM: Jacana Blue
MILEAGE: 52,800 km