1978 HOLDEN HZ KINGSWOOD (HJ GTS TRIBUTE) - $74999
The HZ series was introduced in 1977, as the last ‘H-Series’ vehicle line before the
introduction of the ‘Commodore. While cosmetic upgrades were minimal, Holden introduced
Radial Tuned Suspension (RTS), which saw a series of suspension tuning to suit radial
specific tyres. This allowed for predictable and precise handling. Holden carried over all
models from the previous HX series, with the exception of the base ‘Belmont’ specification.
This particular example started life as an HZ Kingswood, but has now been meticulously
transformed into an HJ Monaro GTS Tribute. In doing so, a full nut and bolt restoration has
been undertaken which included new paint, trim, wiring and rubber kit. As for the exterior, a
fresh coat of gloss yellow paint has been applied with the correct gloss black lower highlights.
Fluted front guards give off the tough GTS appearance while an HJ GTS grille up front ties in
nicely. Staggered Center Line Autodrags with a 175/80R15 front tyre and 255/60R15 rear tyre
give this HJ GTS Tribute the authentic pro street stance.
The interior is new and features GTS trimmed front and rear seats, with black vinyl with cloth
insert and iconic red vinyl centre stripe. A B&M shifter housed in a HZ centre console gives
control over gear selection while a GTS inspired steering wheel gives a true GTS feel. The
dash features the popular round gauges housed in a black facia.
This HJ GTS Tribute houses a neat 308ci V8 mated to a Turbo 700 gearbox and 10-bolt
differential, a classic combination that provides for a great driving experience.
With the looks and power to match, this HJ Monaro GTS Tribute presents a great opportunity
to secure a tough pro street build with a lot of the hard work already completed.
MODEL: HZ KINGSWOOD
TRANSMISSION: TURBO 700