HQ Monaro project car tops Shannons interest

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Aussie classic gets the restorers excited

HQ Monaro project car tops Shannons interest
This HQ could be a great resto project.

A 1971 Holden HQ Monaro in need of a fair bit of love (lot 33) is the car generating the most interest at this Monday's Shannons auction. The company tells us it's comfortably leading the internet stats against some pretty strong competition from a field of 52 vehicles.

That suggests there's strong appettite out there for a good resto project, and this has some appeal if the $20-30k guiding range is right.

The paperwork says it left the factory in September 1971 with a 253ci (4.2lt) V8 in the snout, matched to an M20 four-speed manual transmission. They're still in place and the car presents as largely tired but original.

You'd need to tackle the bodywork, paint, interior and engine bay to bring it up to spec.

That may seem like a lot of work, but recent auction results suggest the sums would add up for anyone prepared to tackle a substantial slice of the work themselves.

You can see the full listing here.

 

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