Holden HX Monaro

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Holden Monaro

Holden HX Monaro

1976
Country:
Australia
Engine:
V8
Capacity:
253/308 V8
Power:
82kW (202) & 180kW (308)
Transmission:
4 spd man; 3 spd Trimatic Turbo-Hydramatic 400
Top Speed:
n/a
Number Built:
n/a
Collectability:
4 star
Holden HX Monaro
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 4

Introduction



The HX arrived in July 1976 as the Australian automotive industry concentrated on meeting new anti-pollution requirements.

There was no Monaro coupe in the new HX line-up, but the name was emblazoned on a single, extroverted GTS four door.

Its bright colours, large GTS decals, colour-keyed mirror and bumpers, integrated body-coloured spoiler options and optional bonnet black-out made it the most distinctive of all four door Monaros.

A substantial, long distance grand tourer, it retained the longevity and built-in toughness of the HQ series while adding greater comfort and extra appointments.

These included a new multi-function column stalk that replaced the floor-mounted dipswitch, controlling headlight high/low beam as well as windscreen wipers and washers.

HX Holden Monaro Identification
Engine Number:
V8
Top left side of block
Body/Chassis Numbers(located to right hand side of frame):
8Q69
Monaro GTS Sedan
8Q37
Monaro GTS Coupe
Engine Identification:
R
QR 253 HC (high compression) 4.2 litre V8
T
QT 308 HC (high compression) 5.0 litre V8
Model Year:
F
1976
G
1977
Assembly Plant:
H1 - H4
Brisbane
H5 - H9
Sydney
J1 - J9
Dandenong
L1 - L5
Adelaide
5 Digit Serial Number:
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. The final letter is "X", identifying the model as a HX Monaro.

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joe
Posted Recently
hello mark i also have a original black hx monaro dated 10-76. I have owned it for 35 yrs. yes only 12 were made in black
Monaroman
Posted Recently
There was only 12 original completely black hx monaros made.
John rodgers
Posted Recently
Lorne your Hx has aftermarket stripes a statesman bonnet emblem and a Premier front .your car is an unoriginal mish mash . Not an original Monaro by a long way .
Bonnie
Posted Recently
I have a HX Holden monaro for sale. It is in pieces and am trying to find out what I could get for it if I sold it
Mitch
Posted Recently
Had a HX GTS Coupe. Thats right HX. They say none were made. It was beige in colour with blackouts on the bonnet and red GTS stickers all factory with service book and owners manual. It had HX on the id plate and wipers on the indicator stalk and HX grill. It was around 1983 when i had the car. It was very rare back then and everybody was wondering how it come about. It was v8 but can't remember if it was Auto or do it yourself, 5.0lt or 4.2lt. Only had it a couple of months. I just had a Barbados green 308 manual HQ GTS coupe with 49000miles before the HX. The HQ looked better but the HX drove better. I think it was built for a big wig at GMH from memory.
Lorne
Posted Recently
Hi Guys, I have a Contessa Gold and Black HX GTS Monaro, I have the 308, Turbo 400 and limited slip diff. Chamois interior. My dash mounted clock still works and I have had it since I was 19years old. I have therefore had ownership of it for the last 27years. My wife and kids love it. Sadly it too has a bit of car cancer and is in need of a restoration. The original owner ordered the colour and interior. And if you have not noticed in this web site the HX Coupe is referred to as a Monaro which it is not nor is the 1978 HZ GTS. Both cars do not have the Monaro badge and whether we like it or not Holden decided (they own the name) that neither car should carry the name. Any broshures or references to the name Monaro are to be deemed print errors. I have a letter written to me 20 odd years ago from Holden stating the same.
mark
Posted Recently
u beauty..all my compliance plates match..i bought my hx gts monaro at 21 yo..now 40.mandarin red and black,in ok nick been shedded for ages..time to spend some coin on the ole girl..
Cherie
Posted Recently
My Big boy is an HX Gts origininal factory 308 fitted with extractors, Th 400 trans.I have had him fitted with an electric fuel pump and filter, electronic dizzy, not the MSD box type, nicely fitted and discrete.New brake booster and master cylinder, new plugs and HT leads, reconditioned heads, manual choke fitted and nicely hidden.New washer bottles and radiator reservoir.Reconditioned Rochester Quadrajet carbie.My pride and joy, lovely boy....Awesome to drive and fun to own.Just finding it a bit hard to find his manufacturing plant as some of these numbers don"t seem to match.....But he ridgy didgy HX GTS
mark
Posted Recently
i have a gen black hx monaro i have owned it for 28 years it has only trveled 127 thousand klm would like to chat with someone with the knowledge of how many factory black hx monaros were made. people always question me on if it is origanal factory until i show them all my id plates and origanal purshase order .
mik
Posted Recently
i got one in bits, 5.0 red door trims and seats came up a treat with armorall, only problem is some tool put a sunroof in it and drivers seat has tilt control on centre console side, should be together, running and licensed soon and for $1200 i cant complain.
ben
Posted Recently
i bought a replica hx monaro i know it would be alot better than the original but id still rather the original hi cherie
Cherie
Posted Recently
I own one would be nice to see more comparissons and interior details
 
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