Spotted : Holden HQ Monaro

Spotted by Davyn Smith!

Spotted by Davyn Smith in Adelaide, South Australia!

The first of a new body style, the HQ was a sleeker new look for Holden. Gone were the boxy looks of earlier models, and Holden was firmly chasing the Muscle Car market.

With engines ranging from an in-line 6-cylinder 173ci to the mighty 350 Chev V8, there was an HQ for every taste.

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Comments (11)

  • Here's another bit of useless trivia.. as a teenager, I worked at Holden when the last of these came off the production line. They were the 4-door version of the Monaro, all with 350's. And they were the last because they lost the last crate of those 350's and had to FLY another lot in! Naturally, a couple of weeks after the cars were completed the original engines were located. And crushed! :(

      3 years ago
  • Great looking car, even in purple!

      3 years ago
  • Drooling hard. In South Africa these were badged as Chevy Kommando's. I helped my father put a badass 350 in one of these with a massive 305 degree comp cam.

      3 years ago
    • Didn't know that! Your Dad sounds like a very cool person Brian, he's had some great cars!

        3 years ago
    • Unfortunately we put that badass engine into one for someone else. Was a work friend of my brother's

        3 years ago
  • Once I saw a hq "monaro" in the bush, it had moths flying out the exhaust when the bruz revved it...noisy popping, crackling racket...a bogan would have thought it tough...but annihilated by a 2.0 te cortina!!!

      11 days ago