1968 Holden Monaro - click to view eBay auction
Believe it or not but this car was purchased in Florida USA and advertised as a Bathurst edition and being 99.9% rust free.
Seller has made a lot of enquiries in Australia in regards the Vin number and its history in order to verify it’s a Bathurst edition or even if it was indeed raced by the great man himself (Peter Brock) in 69/70 (as claimed by the seller)
Seller has personally called Gene Cook from the US to his Melbourne workshop and he said that he remembers selling a few GTR
Toranas and GT falcons and a few Monaros back in 1982 but got out of the car trade and moved from tassie to Melbourne. He said he remembered a gold Monaro he sold in 1982 (I think this is the car). That’s all seller got from Gene (so im not sure who owned it between 1982 and 1996)
The car has won over 35 trophies from 27 car shows and the seller’s parents have all of them...some in Australia and some from the US.
Car had $35,000 spent on it and $9600USD on the engine and has only done under 5000 miles (with receipts)
40 thous over 400 V8, (stating it’s stroked to a 475)...extremely grunty car. The car has an ORIGINAL 35,150 miles on the clock and recorded on the Florida title.....this had to be certified from Australia with documentation - Edelbrock cam and roller rockers, hi rise manifold, holly carb with a supra 5 speed. 140M/H speedo and the Dad that’s selling it says it will go past that. Ford 9" 3.36 rear end. $4000AUD worth of Simmons wheels.
Little bit of time may turn up so more info on the cars history...but this all I have now. Im not selling this car a Brock owned car or even a Bathurst model. Im only giving you the information I have on a car I know nothing about.
He Paid $7000USD to get it to Florida from Tasmania after paying $52,000AUD in Tassie from Gene Cook. He then dumped 14,000USD into it here in the US and only took it to car shows
Vin # 80737KH565957
80737 - Monaro GTS Coupe
K = HK
R = RHD
03806 - build sequence
H5 - Sydney
567-10064 - Inca Gold Metallic
1163-18y - parchment/black interior
It's the 3806th HK GTS out of the Pagewood, Sydney plant. For HK there is no model designation difference for 6cyl or V8 GTS
The VIN doesn't really tell you much more:
H565957= PSN or Plant Sequence Number, a sequential number for the Pagewood plant for ALL vehicles assembled there from 1/1/68. Started at H500000.
The car is being sent back to Australia from Florida, Im just waiting to see if its worth respraying it here as its cheaper and maybe generate some interest as eBay seller would prefer to sell it to an Australian and send her home where she belongs
The car needs a full repray as it has humidity blisters under the paint that have devoloped over time. There is no rust in the car anywhere, its just bad prepwork from the paint shop that painted the car. The car looks the same as in the pictures on eBay but up close you can see the blisters. Some people in Tasmania have contacted me saying that they remember this car doing the car scene circuit around 2000.
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It was listed before the 19th September 2010.