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1968 HOLDEN HK MONARO GTS 327 BATHURST [81837] - $299,999

1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 327 Introduced as a new vehicle style for Holden, the HK Monaro was revealed in July of 1968 featuring a distinctive pillarless ‘coke bottle’ style body, inspired from Chevrolet’s Camaro and Nova of the time. A series of trims were available, from the humble 161 straight-6 base -model to the fully fledged GTS 327. The 327 was particular special as it received Chevrolets 327ci V8, which was rated roughly to 250hp in the day. The HK Monaro GTS 327 saw success at Mt Panorama during the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500, with Bruce McPhee and co driver Barry Mulholland piloting the yellow coupe to victory.


This particular example is a GTS 327 'Bathurst' [81837] originally rolling off the line in Sydney’s Pagewood plant [H5]. It is believe to be an early example, with the body identification tag revealing a vehicle sequence number of [00397]. To add to the desirability, this Monaro is a tag matching Silver Mink body [587-1704], which is complimented with a set of Centreline Convo Pro wheels. The interior correlates to the trim code [1150-10X] wearing black vinyl throughout. Classic chrome and timber highlights elegantly contrast the black trim.


Although not a 327ci V8, the running gear has been replaced with a tough 383ci street setup.

It features:

  • Factory 2 Bolt Main Block

  • SCAT Crankshaft and Connecting Rods

  • 3.750 Stroke (383ci)

  • SRP Forged Pistons (4.030 Bore)

  • AFR 230cc CNC Heads

  • 2.080 1.6 Valves

  • Crane Roller Cam 266/278

  • 1050 CFM Carburettor

  • 540 lb-ft @ 5300

  • 620 HP @ 6800

  • 37 degrees timing

  • Powerglide Transmission

  • 3500 Stall

  • Brand new 9" diff with 31 Spline Axels


With a perfect balance of tough looks and 383 stroker V8 grunt, this Monaro is ready to hit the streets and cruise this Summer. Monaro’s of all kinds have shown to be a popular choice amongst enthusiast, so seize this opportunity to get your very own turn key cruiser.

MODEL: HK MONARO GTS 327 'Bathurst'
YEAR: 1968



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