Holden HX GTS Monaro - today's lairy tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Great seventies look

If ever you need an antidote to the current almost universal soft-roader/SUV styling that's now dominating the market, this will fill the bill just nicely.

By the time this HX GTS came out, the Monaro name was being wound down and local makers (Holden in particular) were struggling coming to terms with then new engine emission laws. 

As a result, road testers of the day were sometimes less than impressed with the factory's power-sapping 'solution' to the new regs. See our HX GTS feature for an example.

Of course all that is very much in the past. Owners inevitably found work-arounds and these things have taken on the status of a very desirable seventies classic.

The wild colours and styling make it a stand out, which is half the appeal.

Then there's the mechanical simplicty, which makes them an inexpensive thing to maintain. In this case we're talking of the 253 V8 and four-speed M20 manual.

This NSW example claims a pretty good history and is on the market for $85,000.

Read more on the chrome-bumper Monaro series

1. 1968-69 Holden HK Monaro
2. 1969-70 Holden HT Monaro
3. 1970-71 Holden HG Monaro
4. 1971-74 Holden HQ Monaro
5. 1974-76 Holden HJ Monaro
6. 1976-77 Holden HX Monaro
7. 1977-79 Holden HZ Monaro

And you can find a feature on the final generation here.

 

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