HZ HOLDEN MONARO



DATE OF INTRODUCTION
October 1977

MODELS
Monaro GTS Four Door Sedan

PRICES AT TIME OF INTRODUCTION
4.2 litre four speed manual - $8482
OPTIONS
5.0 litre V8 - $237
Limited slip diff - $93
Power steering - $253

TOTAL NUMBER BUILT
Monaro GTS Four Door Sedan - n/a

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) 130 kW) at 4800 rpm
Torque (DIN) 325 Nm at 3000 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
Twin barrel Stromberg carburettor
Power output (DIN) 186 kW at 5000 rpm
Torque (DIN) 434 Nm at 3400 rpm
Compression ratio 9.7:1

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

REAR AXLE RATIOS
3.55:1
3.08:1

ENGINE/TRANSMISSION COMBINATIONS
Four speed manual standard with 4.2, not available with 5.0.
Four speed high performance manual standard with 5.0 and optional with 4.2.
Hydra-Matic optional with both 4.2 and 5.0

STEERING
Recirculating ball. (Power assisted from May 1978)

BRAKES
Front Power assisted discs
Rear Power assisted discs

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

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
G - 1977
H - 1978
J - 1979

The next two digits is the assembly plant code
H1-H4 - Brisbane
H5-H9 - Sydney
J1-J9 - Dandenong
L1-L5 - Adelaide

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
Z for HZ

OTHER IDENTIFICATION MARKS
Squares for grille with GTS badge in centre. Dual headlights in black surround with parklights/indicators on side. Black rubber bumper strips. Front air dam and rear boot spoiler. Three slot vent under GTS badge in front guards. GTS and engine size badge on rear panel.


This fine example was sent to me from Lea!