1974 Holden Monaro HJ LS – Today’s Aussie Coupe Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1974 Holden Monaro HJ LS 1974 Holden Monaro HJ LS

Stunning survivor

The Holden HJ Monaro is the second iteration of the second generation of one of Australia’s most iconic automobiles.

Released in October of 1974, the HJ replaced the outgoing HQ Monaro, and stayed in production until June of 1976, at which point it was replaced by the HX.

Compared to its predecessor, the HJ Monaro was mostly a cosmetically updated model, with a distinctive new front-end design the standout feature of the new beast.

Power came from a number of different engines that included a 3.3lt inline six-cylinder, 4.2lt V8 or a 5.0lt V8.

The shove from these motors was sent to the HJ Monaro’s rear wheels via either a three-speed automatic or a four-speed manual transmission.

The HJ Monaro could be has as either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan and for the first time, the Monaro GTS sedan was a standalone model.

This particular HJ Monaro is a ’74 coupe LS and comes equipped with the 3.3lt inline six-cylinder and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, this HJ Monaro is one of 80 made in total, making it the lowest production model Monaro ever made.

The seller adds that the HJ LS is a survivor car and runs drives well enough to be left the way it currently is.

The HJ Monaro LS is $55,000 and anyone interested in this Aussie classic can view the full listing here

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