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Holden Monaro HRT 427 for sale

By Scott Newman, 06 May 2015 News

Holden Monaro HRT 427 for sale

A rare chance to own the only 7.0-litre Monaro in private hands

Chances are this car will need no introduction.

Most of you will be familiar with the story of the stillborn Holden Monaro HRT 427, but for those new to the game, it was basically a Monaro given the Porsche GT3 treatment, and then some.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 rearOut went the standard 5.7-litre LS1 V8, in went a 7.0-litre lump based on the engine in the Corvette C5R race car. Word is it would've made around 375kW/650Nm in street trim, backed by a close-ration T56 six-speed manual.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 engineKerb weight dropped by 100kg thanks to a bare basics interior, and under the skin there was plenty of sexy race car engineering.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 seatsCustom engineered A-arms replaced the stock car's MacPherson strut front end, and lightweight OZ Racing wheels covered monster AP Racing brakes.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 wheelIt was all high-dollar stuff, and that was kind of the problem. In the end Holden would've needed to charge huge money (circa $300K) for it and the accountants got cold feet.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 fuel tankTwo examples remain today, the show car that lives in the gift shop in Holden's Port Melbourne HQ and this, the only private example.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 interiorED0001 is famously the car that was offered for almost a million dollars by a Queensland collector a few years back.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 id platesIt's popped up in a variety of locations since, and now Melbourne's Dutton Garage is hoping to find it a new home, though it's ominously priced as $POA.

Holden Monaro HRT 427 badgeIt would be the centrepiece of any Aussie collection, we just hope the new owner stretches its legs occasionally.

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