1976 Holden HX Monaro GTS – Royal Plum
HX was introduced in July 1976 and was basically a cosmetic upgrade on the HJ, although one major reason for the release of the HX was the introduction of new anti-pollution requirements, to reduce exhaust emissions. But the addition of emission-control equipment without any re-design of the basic engine saw reductions in both fuel efficiency and power output. As new emission controls killed off many Australian performance car favourites, the HX Holden Monaro GTS was also one of the few to keep the V8 muscle car tradition alive. Classic Carlectables has just released this 1:18 scale diecast model of the HX Monaro by Southern Models, in striking Royal Plum with black stripes, in a strictly limited edition of 1000. It features a highly detailed interior and engine bay, sports wheel rims and working suspension. For details and stockists, go to www.classiccarectables.com.au
1958 Holden FC Special – De-Luxe Red Cabs
Holden FC was a popular model for the taxi industry, combining low maintenance, reliability and comfort. Available in three trim levels, the ‘217’ Business sedan’s modest interior was originally targeted towards the taxi and fleet market. The higher level of trim in the ‘225’ Special was favoured by the public. As such, many taxi companies – including De-Luxe Red Cabs – operated the Special in their fleet, as seen in Classic Carlectables’ new limited release of 1000 in 1:18 scale diecast metal.