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. Its more aggressive appearance was achieved through the use of a large front airdam, xenon headlights, LED rear lights, active carbon fiber rear spoiler and rear diffuser. [1] Modern Motor magazine described the HZ as "a great handler spoiled by the car" in a comparison against the BMW 528i, contrasted as "a great car spoiled by the handling". This page was last edited on 8 February 2020, at 22:59.

Welcome to NOS Replicas. Having owned a 78 version in the green and 4spd 5lt , that car was a head turner . hi there , Rob is right sorry to say... i own a 1977 HZ GTS that has been in the family since new and just looked at the original owners manual which still lives in the glovebox and i cant find monaro in it anywhere. According to a GMH Price List dated 25 January 1979, a basic HZ Holden panel van was priced at A$6,076, with the Sandman option package an additional A$1,700. The road cars had a reported 420 kW (571 PS; 563 hp) of power and 780 N⋅m (580 lb⋅ft) of torque. But still great classic car. HX smog motor with suspension wallow of a boat ? There was a panic around the world that the world would run out of fuel.
$104,990 Or Near Offer. This car is often confused for being the 'track' version of the HRT 427, but the racing program headed by then-Holden Motorsport Manager John Stevenson was announced many months before the HRT 427 was revealed to the press and public. [41][42] The four racing cars have likewise made their way into collections, with their racing careers shortened by regulation changes.

The Kingswood luxury level lived on until 1984 on the WB Holden utility but the end of HZ saw the end of the Holden Premier alongside both the GTS and Sandman which were both deleted prior to the end of the HZ series. The HZ GTS was the first GTS/Monaro to have the twin headlight front.

A completely new body design emerged with the HQ series in July 1971, including the new Monaro 'LS' (commonly believed to mean "Luxury Sports") model which featured four headlights and chrome trim rings shared with the Holden Premier sedan.

Production of the HZ series totaled 154,155.[3].

In addition, in 2004, a more affordable racing coupé version reemerged in the form of the HSV GTS-R. We are the Manufacturer of a large range of NOS Replica Restoration parts to suit old Holdens from HT HK HG to HQ HJ HX HZ WB. New Statesman sedans were announced shortly after the release of the HZ range. It was built in 2002 in left hand drive by TWR Engineering at a reported cost of A$2 million and shown at the 2004 Sydney Motor Show.

The Sunday papers got wind of leaked top speeds of 165mph for the Phase 4 and published parts of the wheels article.

Modern Motor magazine described the HZ as "a great handler spoiled by the car" in a comparison against the BMW 528i, contrasted as "a great car spoiled by the handling".
UC&P should update their information accordingly. Mine is off the road atm and needs some cancer treatment. [39] As a result, the project was eventually cancelled and all customer deposits received were refunded. $175,000 ONO. There are even people out there now that dont beleive the new Monaro's should be called Monaro's. Originally intended to be put into production as competition against vehicles such as the Porsche 911 GT2, it soon became apparent to Holden that the high specification HRT 427 could not be built in such limited quantities for the original A$215,000 asking price. GMH never marketed the HZ GTS as a Monaro, nor does the 6 page brochure even mention the word. Vehicle Overview. It is indeed the last Monaro model prior to the new ones. The Sandman ute was phased out of production prior to the van, the last of which was manufactured around October 1979; later production Sandman vehicles were fitted with alloy wheels as standard equipment, the same as those seen on the HZ Statesman SL/E.

1988 VL SS Group A – Walkinshaw. I drove it everyday for 3 years and had paid $12,000 in 2006(people said is ripped off) sold it for $17,000 . Rob is right...I am in the process of a ground up rebuild and recall it through books and guides simply being reffered to as the GTS. Front fenders displayed the newly designed GTS badge. In this se… Holden GTS 4.2 Litre V8 4-speed (man. Both Rob & Shane are correct. I have a letter from Holden confirming the same. Cheers, As some of the other guys suggest, the LE Coupe was not a Monaro nor was the HZ.

Garth Tander, Steven Richards, Cameron McConville and Nathan Pretty drove the car to a debut win in the 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour, while James Brock – son of legendary driver Peter Brock – drove the third and last 427 Monaro built by GRM to victory in the final race of the 2004 Nations Cup at the Mallala Circuit in South Australia. The final letter is "Z", identifying the model as a HZ GTS Sedan. It was also assembled in New Zealand. The Kingswood luxury level continued until 1985 on the WB Holden utility but the HZ series was to be the end of the Holden Premier. I have owned my 1973 HQ GTS Monaro now for over 30 years. In reality, however, the quoted price tag was for both an HRT 427 and the first HSV VS GTS-R ever built.

The HRT 427 won both the first and last races it competed in. In fact, the first GRM-built car in 'nuclear banana' yellow underwent shakedown laps at Calder Park before a half day's testing at Winton wearing the race number "427".

Holden HZ with Radial Tuned Suspension "The Test" - Supervised by R.A.C.V and C.A.M.S: (circa 1977) You're about to see a compelling demonstration of a genuine automotive engineering breakthrough. I have great erommies about mine, driving to Lake Eildon for the weekends for some water skiing and relaxing on the house boat. Lorne, the GTHO phase IV was in fact killed of by Ford following a Wheels magazine article by Mel Nicholes. ... 1976 Holden LX Torana – Papaya. Truly pride of the range . Holden's new HZ range saw the introduction of Radial Tuned Suspension, a package that incorporated suspension changes that enabled Holden's full-size car to out-handle Ford's XC. The only HRT 427's in existence are two road cars and four racing versions (the latter built by Garry Rogers Motorsport for use in the short-lived Bathurst 24 Hour race and Australian Nations Cup Championship), each of which cost about A$500,000 to build.

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