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1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door
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1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door sold

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door sold

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.

Features Include

  • 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)
     
  • Three-spoke GTS sports steering wheel (factory fitted)
  • GTS dash with Tachometer, Oil Pressure, Temperature and Ammeter gauages (factory fitted)
     
  • 6.00 inch GTS rally sports wheels with Wheel trim rings (factory fitted)
  • Dual Exhausts (factory fitted)
     
  • Reclining front bucket seats with cloth inserts (factory fitted)
  • Nylon cloth trim seat inserts on front and rear seats (factory fitted)
     
  • Power radio aerial with rear seat speakers
  • Tow bar
  • Electric trailer brake controller
  • 7 pin large round plastic trailer connector socket
  • Original Dunlop Aquajet ER70H14 red wall spare tyre
  • Original jack, tools and foam holder
  • Original carburettor
  • Complete matching number vehicle
  • Compliance plates never removed
  • Selling dealer GMH, Adelaide company vehicle

Details / Specifications

Details below as decoded from the registration sticker, plus on-car identification plates.

  • VIN: DHQ26593A
  • Serial Number: 6891091
  • Engine Number: QR325810
    • 'QR' denotes 253 cu. in. V8 with 9.0 to 1 high compression ratio
  • Odometer: Currently reads 24,632 miles,
    but it has been around the clock twice, so actual miles are 224,632 miles (361,510 km)
     

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door Safety Compliance Plate

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door Safety Compliance Plate

  • Vehicle Make: Holden
  • Vehicle Model Name and Style: HQ Sedan
  • Manufactured: 04/73 (April 1973)
    (Note: The HQ GTS Monaro 4 Door Sedan 8 Cylinder was introduced in March 1973.)
  • Vehicle Serial Number: DHQ 26593A
  • Seating Capacity: 5
     

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door Body Identification Plate

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door Body Identification Plate

  • Model: HQ80469
    • '80469' denotes V8 Kingswood Sedan or Monaro GTS Sedan
  • Body No.: 1471-A
    • 'A' denotes Adelaide manufacturing plant
  • Trim: 1864-38Y
    • '38Y' denotes
      • Armrest - Console: Doeskin
      • Armrest - Door: Doeskin
      • Carpet - Floor: Chestnut
      • Cover, Grip - Handbrake Lever: Chestnut
      • Headlining: Doeskin
      • Knob - Turn signal lever: Black
      • Pad - Instrument Panel: Chestnut
      • Sun Visor: Doeskin
      • Trim - Cenre pillar: Doeskin
      • Trim - Cowl side: Chestnut
      • Trim - Package Tray: Chestnut
      • Trim - Rear quarter side lower: Doeskin
      • Windlace - Door opening: Doeskin
  • Paint: 567-15331
    • '567' denotes Dulux line of paint,
    • '15331' denotes Covert Metallic which is a dark metallic green
  • Trans: M40
    • denotes Floor shift, HQ Trimatic
  • RRAxle: GV3
    • denotes Salisbury Type - Ratio: 2.78, Ring Gear Teeth: 39, Pinon Gear Teeth: 14
  • Engine:
    • Capacity: 253 cubic inches (4.146 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, Vee configuration
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Twin barrel Bendix-Stromberg carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.062 inches (92.1 x 77.8 mm)
    • Power: 185 bhp (138 kw) at 4400 rpm
    • Torque: 262 lb-ft (355Nm) at 2400 rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1

     

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door Vehicle Identification Plate

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door Vehicle Identification Plate

  • Vehicle Identification System: 8N69RCL238181Q
    • '8' GM division code denotes Australian Holden,
    • 'N' luxury code denotes Kingswood/Monaro,
    • '69' standard body code denotes sedan,
    • 'R' engine code denotes 253 high compression,
    • 'C' model year code denotes 1973,
    • 'L2' assembly plant code denotes Adelaide,
    • '38181' sequence of build in the plant,
    • 'Q' series code denotes HQ 7/71

(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.)

History

1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 4-door advert

1973 Holden 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.

Extras

Included with this sale are:

  • Holden Owner Manual - HQ
    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
    Holden 'HQ' Statesman and Holden Parts Catalogue
     
  • HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 1
    Body and Sheet Metal
    HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 1
     
  • HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 2
    Front Suspension, Rear Suspension, Brakes, Steering, Wheels and Tyres
    HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 2
     
  • HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 3
    Rear Axles, Manual Transmissions, Automatic Transmissions, Propeller Shaft and Universal Joints
    HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 3
     
  • 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 4
     
  • HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 5
    Engine Electrical, Instruments, Wiring, Lighting, Air Conditioning
    HQ Holden Service Manual - Volume 5
     
  • Holden - Improved Performance L6 and V8 Engines - Service Manual
    Holden - Improved Performance L6 and V8 Engines - Service Manual
     
  • The Essential Holden V8 Engine Manual
    by Larry O'Toole
    The Essential Holden V8 Engine Manual
     
  • Gregory's Holden HQ-HJ V8 Service and Repair Manual
     

Holden HQ Monaro 4-door Adverts

Holden Monaro GTS 4-door advert

Last modified: Monday, 01 April 2013

 


 
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