Monaro GTS model + car books + toolkit + more - Gearbox 434

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Inside this month's Unique Cars toolbox: HZ Monaro GTS 1:18 scale model, retro driving gloves, Monaro t-shirt, car books and an E-type toolkit


1. HZ Monaro GTS model


The General nailed it when it created the four door GTS Monaro, combining GTS performance and sedan practicality. Now fans of the family-friendly GTS can get their hands on one thanks to the brilliant model makers at Classic Carlectables. Definitely one for iron lion and Monaro enthusiasts this superbly detailed and totally authentic 1:18 scale model is finished in Silver Mist and limited to just 500 units. The Monaro is just one of hundreds of models available at Classic Carlectables.


2. Retro driving gloves


Italian luxury accessories designers Outlierman have launched their Nappa leather and cotton string GT Driving Gloves. These $530 hand-crafted driving gloves are created with the DNA of the 1960s and whether you’re driving a modern grand tourer, or a classic, these gloves will add to the adventure. Using a traditional sewing technique, the Outlierman GT Gloves are crafted by the few Italian artisans with the required skills. The Gran Turismo gloves are available at


3. T-shirts


Retailer Best and Less has a range of tees featuring classic Aussie and American muscle cars for just $15. With its stores scattered across this brown land, it won’t be hard to track one down. If you are a fan of the General there is this bright and bold Monaro shirt. If it is Henry’s mob that grabs you. A Mustang shirt is also part of the range. With warmer weather on our doorstep now is the time to slip into one of these high quality cotton tees.


4. Great Aussie Car Fails book


There are times when we’re probably too nice about our own car industry which, no matter how much we loved it, had its fair share of lemons and bad decisions. Dave Morley – yep the same Morley who does out workshop column – has decided to name names and models, which sometimes makes for hilarious and excruciating reading. Published by Hardie Grant, it costs $25 from automotive bookshops.


5. Dunko book


One of several titles penned by local author, engineer and rally driver Bob Watson, Dunko follows the trials and tribulations of five times local rally champion Ross Dunkerton. It traces his colourful career which had a strong international flavour to it and the development of rallying along the way. Lots of anecdotes and photos and well worth reading. About $45 via auto bookshops or


6. E-Type tools

jaguar-etype-toolkits.jpgJaguar Classic has reproduced the original E-type toolkit. Available as a new item for the first time in almost 50 years, thanks to Jaguar Classic’s access to historic records that ensure authenticity. Presented in a leatherette/canvas tool roll, it features maintenance tools including a valve timing gauge and grease gun.

All tools have been tested to Jaguar production standards and it comes with the manufacturer’s standard aftermarket warranty. Priced from $1400.



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