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High Flying Rally XU1 in 1972

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 HX HOLDEN MONARO

DATE OF INTRODUCTION
July 1976.
Limited Edition (LE) Two Door Coupe released August 1976

MODELS
Monaro GTS Four Door Sedan.
Limited Edition Two Door Coupe

PRICES AT TIME OF RELEASE
Monaro GTS 4.2 litre V8 and four speed manual - $7016

TOTAL NUMBER BUILT
Monaro GTS Four Door Sedan n/a
LE coupes: 600

ENGINES
4.2 litre (253 ci)
Bore and stroke:3.625 inches (88.8 mm) x 3.062 inches (75.0 mm)
OHV with hydraulic lifters, single camshaft
Twin barrel Stromberg carburettor
Power output (DIN) 120 kW) at 4550 rpm
Torque (DIN) 325 Nm at 2600 rpm
Compression ratio 9.4:1

5.0 litre (308 ci)
Bore and stroke:4.0 inches (101.6 mm) x 3.062 inches (75.0 mm)
OHV with hydraulic lifters, single camshaft
Four Barrel Rochester 4MC - 4MV Carburettor
Power output (DIN):161 kW at 4800 rpm
Torque (DIN):400 Nm at 3100 rpm
Compression ratio 9.7:1

TRANSMISSIONS

Four speed all synchro manual
Three speed Trimatic automatic
Three speed Turbo Hydra-Matic '400' automatic.

REAR AXLE RATIOS
3.55:1 available with 4.2 and four speed manual or Trimatic and 5.0 and four speed manual.
3.08:1 available with 4.2 and three or four speed manual transmissions or Trimatic and 5.0 with four speed manual or Turbo Hydramatic.
3.36:1 available with 4.2 and three or four speed manual and 5.0 and four speed manual or Turbo Hydramatic
2.78:1 available only with 5.0 and Turbo Hydramatic

BRAKES
Front
Power assisted discs
Rear
Power assisted discs

WHEELS
6.00JJx14 standard, 7.00JJx14 optional

INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS
Speedo, fuel gauge, water temperature, clock, oil pressure gauge, battery charge indicator as well as brake, hand brake, generator and oil pressure warning lights

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Total length (inches/mm):190.3 inches (4834 mm)
Total width (inches/mm):73.9 inches (1877 mm)
Total height (inches/mm) at kerb weight:53.7 inches (1364 mm)
Wheelbase (inches/mm):111.0 inches (2719.5 mm)
Front track (inches/mm):59.8 inches (1518 mm)
Rear track (inches/mm):60.5 inches (1537 mm)

KERB WEIGHT
1475 kg (3253 lbs)

TURNING CIRCLE
12.1 m (39.7 ft)

FUEL TANK CAPACITY
75 litres (16.6 imp. gallons)

ENGINE NUMBERS
V8s - Top left of block.

BODY/CHASSIS NUMBERS
Located right side front of frame.

The first four digits are the model number
8Q69 - Monaro GTS Sedan
8Q37 - Monaro Coupe

The next letter is the engine identification
R - QR 253 (high compression 4.2 litre)
T - QT 308 (high compression 5.0 litre)

The next letter is the model year
F - 1976
G - 1977

The next two digits is the assembly plant code
H1-H4 - Brisbane
H5-H9 - Sydney
J1-J9 - Dandenong
L1-L5 - Adelaide
T
The next five numbers is the vehicle serial number which represents the sequence in which the vehicle was built at the particular plant.

The final letter is the series code
X for HX

OTHER IDENTIFICATION MARKS
GTS Sedan
Rectangles form grille with GTS badge in centre. Circular headlights in black surround. Black on bonnet and rear panel. Black rubber bumper inserts. Three slot vent in front guard.
Limited Edition Coupe
As for GTS Sedan except red metallic paint, no boot and bonnet paintouts, honeycomb polycast wheels and dual circular headlights. Gold 'LE' highlights.