HOLDEN HQ MONARO

SALA­MANCA RED WITH BLACK STRIPES

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle In Disguise -

When the two door Monaro GTS was re­leased to the Aus­tralian mo­tor­ing pub­lic in July 1971 it proved in­cred­i­bly pop­u­lar, the fourth all new Holden body pro­duced in ten years. With the con­fi­dence of al­most a quar­ter of a mil­lion of the HQ range al­ready on the road, Holden re­leased the four door GTS ver­sion in April 1973. The mono­coque con­struc­tion and all new four-wheel coil spring sus­pen­sion pro­vided su­pe­rior ride and han­dling and de­liv­ered a smoother, safer, more el­e­gant car than any pre­vi­ous Holden. The HQ was the largest sell­ing model range to date for Holden and would en­sure Holden’s ti­tle of Aus­tralia’s num­ber one car man­u­fac­turer.

In­te­rior is su­perbly repli­cated, in­clud­ing dash de­tail, fab­ric seat belts, soft vinyl seats and badged GTS steer­ing wheel.

The en­gine has out­stand­ing de­tail, like air fil­ter with 350 de­cal, wire brake lines, rub­ber hos­ing and metal bon­net hinges.

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