Original, genuine 1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door, 253 V8, T-bar automatic, dark metallic green
with white Monaro GTS stripes paint, doeskin and chestnut interior.
Good condition. Registration expires: 9 May 2013.
Original paint, engine and interior trim. All matching numbers car.
Complete documentation including original manuals. Letter of authenticity from GM Holden.
Original 'Covert' dark metallic green paint, plus white Monaro GTS bonnet and bootlid paint-outs
Original doeskin/chestnut colour interior trim,
with 'Covert' black and white cloth seat inserts, plus brown/tan dash and carpets
T-bar automatic (factory fitted)
Power steering (factory fitted)
Power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes (factory fitted)
(For the full details on how to decode the above Holden HQ identification plates,
please see the 20 pages on Model Identification as taken
from the 'HQ' Statesman and Holden Parts Catalogue, Adobe PDF file, 20 pages, 37.5 Mb.)
HQ Monaro GTS 4-door advert.
This extremely original and genuine 1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS, 253 V8,
4-door sedan has been in the family since near new.
It started its life as a Holden executive's car at
the Elizabeth factory in South Australia for the nine months before
my father purchased it in March 1974. Then it spent most of its life
as my mother's shopping car in Whyalla, SA and Sydney, NSW.
It was passed down to me and registered in Victoria in April 1995.
For most of the time it has been my second car and thus rarely used.
This car is so original that it has still got a Dunlop
Aquajet ER70H14 red wall tyre as the spare! However,
some changes from totally original have been made.
The windscreen was replaced
to pass roadworthy for registration in Victoria.
The car has been converted to dual fuel, i.e. LPG and petrol.
At the time of the LPG conversion the points distributor was replaced
with an electronic one, plus a Bosch Coil was added, both to improve
the spark quality and reliability for running on LPG.
The original radio stopped working and was replaced with a
Clarion DB336MP AM/FM CD/MP3 player. Rear shelf and front quarter
panel speakers were also fitted. However, I still have the original
13 transistor push button radio, plus a spare one, should you wish
to switch back.
The bodywork is showing a few signs of nearly 40 years
of shopping car park use. The original metalic green paint work, complete
with Monaro GTS bonnet and bootlid white paint-outs, is a bit run down.
Mechanically, this car is as good as new! Wherever I go
to get it serviced the mechanics comment on how sound and tight the car
is mechanically, and mention that most HQs they see are so tired and sloppy.
Included with this sale are:
Holden Owner Manual - HQ
Original tool kit, complete with foam tool holder
Spare parts: Fan belts, radiator hoses, steering column,
two bucket seats, two original radios, body decals,
body rubber seals and weatherstrips
Holden 'HQ' Statesman and Holden Parts Catalogue
HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 1
Body and Sheet Metal
HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 2
Front Suspension, Rear Suspension, Brakes, Steering, Wheels and Tyres
HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 3
Rear Axles, Manual Transmissions, Automatic Transmissions, Propeller Shaft and Universal Joints
HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 4
General Information, General Lubrication, Engine and Clutch, Cooling System, Fuel and Exhaust System, Engine Tune Up
HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 5
Engine Electrical, Instruments, Wiring, Lighting, Air Conditioning
Holden - Improved Performance L6 and V8 Engines - Service Manual
The Essential Holden V8 Engine Manual
by Larry O'Toole
Gregory's Holden HQ-HJ V8 Service and Repair Manual