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The GTS versions had “full instrumentation” which included a tachometer mounted on the centre console. The LE had a price tag to match: HT Monaro also marked the phasing out of the 5. The possibility briefly existed in the early s for a revival of the Monaro badge based on a combination of the Holden VH Commodore and the Opel Monza. The “Monaro” badge on both rear pillars was introduced to all models. Retrieved 12 November

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Although the Holden Monaro four-seater convertible, codenamed Marilynwas a fully operational one-off concept car, it was never intended to reach production. A heavy facelift and some model rationalisation was applied to the HJ Monaro, which was released in October Retrieved 19 June Late in the HT model run, a new locally produced 3-speed automatic transmission, the Trimatic, was offered as an option, although it was not available on the monar ‘.

However, as this particular V8 engine project ran behind schedule, this led to engineers remeasuring the engine bay and finding that the original measurement calculations had been incorrect, thus allowing the use of the imported Chevrolet engine after all. A subsidiary of Groupe PSA. Archived from the original on 28 February Retrieved 24 August The HT Monaro can be distinguished from the HK by the adoption of plastic grilles previously metala round speedometer instead of “strip” style allowing for bringing the tachometer into the main instrument cluster instead of on the floor console, rubber front suspension bushes instead of the HK’s sintered bronze, and larger taillights where the turn indicators also wrapped around the now slightly undercut edges.


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In fact, the first GRM-built car in ‘nuclear banana’ yellow underwent shakedown laps at Calder Park before a half day’s testing at Winton wearing the race number “”. Retrieved 18 April Whilst Mulholland only drove one of the total race laps, McPhee drove the remainder and also scored both pole position and fastest lap of the race. This Monaro was a unique build build number: Wheel arch moldings were deleted on all models. Each had special edition wheels and other distinguishing features.

The car was bought through eBay[11] with the money going to the Leukaemia Foundationsetting an Australian eBay record for highest price to date in monqro process. The CV8-Z had unique features including a sunroof, modified darkened taillights, signature black bonnet scoop accents, special engraved CV8-Z wheels, CV8-Z badging throughout the interior and gun metal chrome CV8-Z badging on the exterior. AP Racing vxrr racing brakes, ram air induction, Motec instrument panel, two Sparco Pro seats and a half roll cage.

In Aprilthe other road car was sold to the Cairns car collector, Shawn Ryan.


The cars were built at the now-defunct Pagewood Sydney plant. The GTS versions had “full instrumentation” which included a tachometer mounted on the centre console.

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Its more aggressive appearance was achieved through the use of a large front airdam, xenon xvrLED rear lights, active carbon fiber rear spoiler and rear diffuser. He described the modern Monaro program as “pure emotion” and that his Monaro will be kept next to his Chevrolet Corvette.

He also finished 2nd to Geoghegan in round 4 at Mallala. Retrieved from ” https: The LE had a price tag to match: Views Read Edit View history.

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Production of the GTS ceased in December[3]: The “GTS ” models no longer had the Chevrolet badge on the fender, but rather a bold decal stating “” as well as blackouts that covered the air-vents on the bonnet. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The HRT won both the first and last races it competed in. Retrieved 21 April The HG would be the final model for the generation and the last to use the original body shell. In the final year of HQ production, i.

Holden’s Monaro lives again”. There were no longer any six-cylinder versions of the Monaro GTS, just the locally manufactured 4. Retrieved 3 September