1968 HK GTS Monaro 327 V8 Bathurst ... (SOLD)

For sale a stunning rare genuine 1968 HK GTS Monaro 327 Bathurst for inspection at our Sydney Showroom. Offers invited over $350,000.

The sleek, pillarless two-door Monaro was introduced six months after the rest of the HK range but soon took pride of place in Holden dealerships across the country. Its 'boy racer' appeal was universal, the Monaro's shape unashamedly based on the glorious US muscle cars of the time. The pillarless two-door coupe design was a new concept for Australians, and with a choice of three models - Monaro, Monaro GTS and GTS 327, Holden were catering for anyone who aspired to own a sporty coupe.

Even if you were a staunch Ford supporter it was near impossible not to fall in love with the design. It's long, wide body, flared wheel arches and sweeping roofline, black rally stripes, unique wheel trims, paint finishes and a tail panel strip that replicated a full-width tail light were irresistible.

And to top it off, the HK Monaro GTS 327 in the hands of Bruce McPhee and Barry Mulholland driving the Wyong Motors entereted HK 327 left no question marks that this was a car with the brawn as well as the beauty by winning the Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst in 1968 against the XT GT Falcon. In fact the HK 327 Monaro filled 1st, 2nd, 3rd and fifth places in the Great Race of 1968 cementing the Monaro as one of Holden's All Stars!

For sale is this stunning largely original 1968 HK Monaro GTS (81837) body # 33041 which was originally built at the Dandenong, Melbourne, VIC plant and finished in Silver Mink metallic with Black trim. With the rotisserie restoration completed in 2020, the car presents in beautiful unmarked condition throughout and features the all matching numbers 327 engine, the original Rochester Quadrajet carby, original exhaust manifolds, spark plug heat shields, big nut master braking system and factory quad exhaust outlets. The GTS 327 also features the original day one black vinyl seats in amazing condition, original crash pad, restored steering wheel, all working gauges and factory working AM radio. The car is showing a genuine 74,433 miles from new and comes with an original owners manual and HK Monaro supplement.

The attention to detail is second to none with the car featuring the super rare and near impossible to find blue tipped aerial, stunning GTS wheel covers and another set of day one original GTS wheel covers supplied. The GTS also comes with a second set of wheel arch molds.

This is a jump in and enjoy car with nothing to spend. The car presents beautifully with lovely paint and super clean factory black vinyl interior. Mechanically the car is dead stock, starts and runs perfectly and has been well serviced, used sparingly and greatly admired where-ever she goes.

Riding on excellent red walled Hankook radial tyres with a full set of excellent red walled Cross Ply tyres plus a Cross Ply spare in the boot. Current owner since 2013 with a comprehensive ownership file including the details of the original owner who purchased the car new from Stuart and Harrison out of Robinvale, VIC in 1968. There is also a list of car shows that the HK GTS was featured in and the prizes it received over a period from 2001 until 2006. Also included are some older photos of the car and photos of the car with Harry Firth OAM and Norn Beechey. There is also an old classifieds ad for the car from 1999.

818 OHK plates negotiable. In our Sydney Showroom for your immediate inspection. (Ref: 5875)

We are happy to arrange a video inspection of the car using WhatsApp. Please call for more details and note Enclosed Door to Door transport is available anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

If you have a quality muscle or classic car you wish to list or have valued please give us a call at AMCS. Our team is passionate about the cars we sell and we will be delighted to assist you in achieving an excellent sales result.

Price:

Offers invited over $350,000

VIN:

81837KJ 140479

Chassis No:

HK33273M

Engine No:

32744416T0713H5

Paint:

567-1704

Trim:

1150-10X

Build:

11-1968

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