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1971 Holden Monaro HQ GTS 350

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Genuine Salamanca Red HQ GTS350 Monaro

Originally Optioned with Antique Saddle Trim, now new black trim with houndstooth inserts

 

Decoded as follows:

Model: HQ81837 – Monaro GTS 350

Trim: 1828-11X – Antique Saddle

Paint: 567-13123 – Salamanca Red

Engine: 350 Chevrolet V8

Trans: 3 Speed Auto (B&M Transmission)

10 bolt Salisbury differential

Has dressup chrome parts, K&N Air filter, twin thermo fans and custom alloy radiator

Been fitted with a High Performance Inlet Manifold and Carburettor

Has Pacemaker extractors that have been ceramic coated for longjevitty and good looks

GTS Sports wheels shod with large rubber

Currently a Western Australian vehicle.

 

For more Information / Photos / Organise an inspection please call Chester on 0414 239 028

 

ABOUT THE HQ GTS 350

The Chevrolet 350 V8 made its last appearance in the HQ, and took the 308’s meek 176kW and 427Nm to a more appropriate 488Nm and 202kW. That’s less than the HG 350’s outputs, but there’s a reason. Exported from Canada, the engine catered to American emissions controls being introduced in 1973.

HQ-Monaro-GTS-350-convoy.jpgReports reckoned the difference in acceleration was marginal and could only be felt at more than 160km/h. As a result the 350 tore up the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds, despite wheelspinning to 50km/h. Dynamically the Monaro’s rear axle could grip like a barnacle, however, combined with the overall softness in its handling setup, the car defaulted to serial understeer.

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It was a harsh reality of an engineering program that prioritised ride and touring ability over track performance. Making leaps forward in other areas, the HQ Monaro was a better road car. The bodyshell was solidly built, with the four-door GTS being based on the coupe rather than the other way around.

HQ-Monaro-GTS-350-wheel.jpgThere was travel in the suspension, great forward vision, and a well isolated interior. Drive was effortless and smooth. And its pretty design will endure for decades more. Holden may have turned down 350’s burble, but the Chevy-powered HQ GTS mixed Aussie engineering with Yank stonk for a truly rounded muscle car.

HQ Monaro GTS 350 specs:
On sale: 1971-1973
Engine: 5735cc V8, OHV, 16 valve
Power: 488Nm @ 4800rpm
Torque: 202kW@ 3200rpm
0-97 time: 8.0 seconds (claimed)
Weight: 1451kg
Price when new: $4630

Info above- Courtesy of Motor Magazine

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Key Specifications
Location:Perth
Year:1971
Make:Holden
Model:HQ GTS 350
Body Style:Coupe/Hardtop
Price:POA
Drivetrain:RWD
Engine:350 (v8)
Exterior Color:Salamanca Red
Interior Color:Antique Saddle
VIN Number:AHQ09227M
Odometer:83301 (Miles)
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