1976 Holden Monaro GTS sedan on the block

By: Ben Dillon, Unique Cars magazine

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Resto-mod GTS could turn out to be solid buying.

1976 Holden Monaro GTS sedan on the block
Holden HX GTS Monaro

HX Monaros carry an inconic name and were probably undervalued for years. However with the HX-HZ lines and the special treatment the GTS designation implies, interest is strong again - particularly on anything that's well-presented, as rust would have sent many to an early grave.

The whole proposition gets a whole lot more attractive if there's a recent restoration, as the costs in doing it yourself can be substantial.

This particular Monaro which Lloyds Auctioneers is putting under the hammer is a 1976 HX GTS model which has undergone a full restoration at some point in the recent past and lists the 308ci V8 as having a performance camshaft (among other upgrades also, you would expect) and a Hurst quick shift sitting on top of the auto box.

Up front an aluminium radiator and thermo fan help keep the plot cool.

Cragar-style wheels from ROH and the bright orange metallic paint with black stripes give off a distinctly late-90s vibe which won't be to everyone's taste but could mean a potential bargain for those who can see past the paint job.

A verification letter from Holden certifying that this is a genuine Monaro GTS four-door is included and adds certainty of provenance for those who may think it's just a made-up car.

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