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1968 Holden HK GTS – Tribute


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Much Blood Sweat, tears and dollars went into this Tribute, making it a place getter in the recent KTG Monaro Nationals

The car is as follows

Genuine Bathurst 327 Period Correct Engine,
Piccadilly Red with black trim, Many NOS parts used
Concurs Quality engine bay, interior, undercarriage, boot and paintwork etc.
Restoration took over 8 years to complete


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Although plenty of rear window stickers promised ‘Drive a Bathurst Winner’ not every Holden Monaro was created equal. The entry level HK model was effectively a two-door taxi, powered by a feeble 161 cubic-inch six driving through either a three-speed manual gearbox with column shift or a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. The HT and HG ranges also delivered the same humble coupe. Unsurprisingly, little gets written about them.

The HK Monaro was introduced in June 1968 along with the eminently forgettable Holden Brougham (think: old carriage) with a stretch in the boot instead of the wheelbase like Ford’s sexy new Fairlane. After the basic 161 model, the next step up was essentially the same car with a 186 engine. The GTS packaged bucket seats, four-on-the-floor fragile Opel gearbox, sports suspension, a tachometer thoughtfully bolted to the floor console and the 186S engine which claimed 145 brake horsepower. It was no firebrand. I owned one and I knew that its true maximum per the road tests was 99 miles per hour, just like the rival twin cam Fiat 125 which beat it through the 400 metres by almost a second.

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Key Specifications
Model:HK GTS - Tribute
Body Style:Coupe
Transmission:4 Speed
Exterior Color:Picardy Red
Interior Color:Black
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