Car: Holden Monaro GTS Hometown: Upper Caboolture, Queensland
What is it?
“It’s a HK Monaro GTS powered by a 307 Chev bored to 327, with roller rockers, small manageable Crow camshaft, Holley 600CMF carby and high-volume oil pump.”
When did you buy it?
“April 26, 1986.”
Why did you buy it?
“The original owner, a ginger farmer [ED: You mean he was a ranga?] lived about a kilometre up the road from me. I have always wanted one, but could not afford one. Nor did the opportunity arise when I was bringing up a family of four. From the rst time I saw one in a showroom up in Toowoomba, just before they were released to the public, I wanted one.”
What else do you know about its history?
“It’s a pre August car, meaning that there some differences to the later models. It was rst registered on September 4, 1968. It was the 12,936th Holden off the assembly line at Acacia Ridge.”
How does it go?
“Sweet! It is not a racer, but the longer you have behind the wheel the sweeter it feels. Like when we drove to the WA Nationals in Busselton. Maybe not so sweet in town traffic with lots of corners.”
Anything you’d like to add?
“I drove it around to the original owner to show him after it was rebuilt and he was beside himself to see his old car looking so good. I also put some Simmons mags on occasionally. Also shown in the photos is my wife Maree’s car.”