2007 Australian International Motor Show Auction
Lot
5

1972 Holden Monaro LS 350 Coupe

$45,000

melbourne

Sold

Specifications

Engine V8, 350-cid
Gearbox 3-speed automatic
Body Work Coupe
Colour Chateau Mauve Metall
Interior White & Purple
Trim Vinyl & Cloth
Wheels Steel Disc
Brakes Discs/Drum

Description

This lot is no longer available

The all-new HQ series introduced in July 1971 was a milestone car for General Motors Holden, boasting brand new styling, unitary construction, redesigned suspension, brakes and interiors. Conceived from the outset with Australian conditions in mind, the model range was greatly expanded and performance enthusiasts were well catered for with the Monaro, available in either two or four-door (from early 1973 on) guise for the first time. With a variety of trim levels and several different engine/transmission combinations available, Holden built a Monaro to suit just about every type of buyer, from those looking for a stylish cruiser through to out and out muscle cars. In the LS, Holden were aiming at the more mature bloke who wanted a touch of luxury - indeed the name stood for luxury/sport - and the new model came with upmarket Premier appointments like reclining front bucket seats upholstered in leather-grained vinyl, dual headlamps, black vinyl roof, centre console and rich loop-pile carpeting. Other touches included rear tinted glass and flow-thru ventilation and the standard LS specification included the 202-cid six with Trimatic column-shift automatic transmission, for the ultimate in ?luxury personal transportation? according to Holden's own marketing people. However, it was possible to option the LS with any one of Holden's V8s, including the 253-cid, 308-cid and fully imported 350-cid engines. The Monaro proved to be a great success with the press and public alike and is still held in high regard by enthusiasts today, particularly in two-door form.

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