Holden HZ Monaro

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Holden Monaro

Holden HZ GTS 4 Door Monaro

1977 - 1979
Country:
Australia
Engine:
V8
Capacity:
253/308 V8
Power:
180kW (308)
Transmission:
4 spd man; 3 spd Trimatic & Turbohydramatic 400
Top Speed:
n/a
Number Built:
n/a
Collectability:
5 star

Like the LE coupe, the HZ GTS 4-door did not wear a Monaro badge, but the brochure produced for it certainly did, and it was officially designated a 'Monaro GTS sedan'. Holden was unwilling to let the legend lapse.

The HZ series was launched in October 1977, as behind the scenes Holden geared up for its most drastic model shift ever, the 1978 launch of the Commodore.

The HZ brought remarkable advances in ride and handling with the introduction of Radial Tuned Suspension, delivering a Holden that tamed local road conditions better than any before it and handled the twisty bits with European-style competence.

Radial Tuned Suspension (RTS) had its biggest impact on the GTS, which with a mesh grille, subtle body stripes and detailing on optioned-up versions, revived aspects of the HG Monaro GTS.

A four-headlight nose, body color front and rear spoilers and bumpers and sports wheels also helped to make it more of a stand-alone package in the Monaro tradition.

The GTS came standard as a 4.2 V8, but you could add the 5.0 liter, power steering, plaid cloth seats, limited slip diff, electric windows and air-conditioning.

Rear disc brakes were standard, seven inch polycast wheels or spoked wire wheels were optional. In May 1978 the 5.0 liter V8 became standard.

HZ Holden Monaro Identification
Engine Number:
V8
Top left side of block
Body/Chassis Numbers(located to right hand side of frame):
8Q69
Monaro GTS Sedan
Engine Identification:
R
QR 253 HC (high compression) 4.2 liter V8
T
QT 308 HC (high compression) 5.0 liter V8
Model Year:
G
1977
H
1978
J
1979
Assembly Plant:
H1 - H4
Brisbane
H5 - H9
Sydney
J1 - J9
Dandenong
L1 - L5
Adelaide
5 Digit Serial Number:
The remaining numbers in the sequence are used as a serial number, based on the plant where it was manufactured, and each in numerical sequence. The final letter is "Z", identifying the model as a HZ Monaro.

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Holden HZ Specifications
Holden Red Motor
Holden History
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