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1968 Holden HK GTS Monaro - Reader's car of the week

26 Jul 2017 Features

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George Weber's stunning HK Monaro GTS

George Weber talks about his stunning HK Monaro GTS

This article on George's HK Monaro was originally published in the September 2016 issue of Street Machine

“ELEVEN years ago l purchased this car from a guy called Shane, who used to run it at Willowbank drags. Initially I drove the car as I bought it, tidying a few things on the way, until I had a slight mishap in the garage.

Holden HK Monaro

So I decided to give the car a freshen-up and had my mate Mick clean up the engine bay.

Holden HK Monaro engine bay

While the engine was out, Colour Smart at Yatala was given the task of paint and panel. It was painted in Monte Carlo Blue Pearl with GTS stripes.

Holden HK Monaro

The engine is a fairly tame 400ci SBC with a Turbo 400 gearbox running to a nine-inch diff with Truetrac and 3.7 gears.

Holden HK MOnaro

Brakes are HQ (front) and Commodore (rear), and the rims are American Racing 18x7 and 20x9.5. I would like to thank Oppermann Mechanical for building the diff and helping to reinstall the engine and gearbox.”

Holden HK Monaro

Photos: Steve Kelly