Up for auction is this 100% Original and unrestored 4/1972 V8 HQ Monaro Coupe.
The eBay seller bought this car of a family who has owned this car from new and has all its details.
IT’s an original 253 V8, 4 speed with Lone O'ranger paint with Black interior.
The Car has three non original parts.
- RH front mudguard has been replaced about 15 years ago and is missing stainless trim and badge.
- Drivers door latch (internal) is different.
- Ignition barrel cover is brown instead of black, not sure why must have been broken at some stage.
Everything else is as it came from the factory. Even has the original blackout piece for the radio.
Unrestored, unmolested 100% original car. Even has original NSW number plates and dealer sticker on the rear window.
66,000 original miles.
With the exeption of the rear lights everything works on this car even the heater.
The Body is fairly straight for a 38 yo car.
Being 38 years old it has some rust and dings. The interior is tired and will need work, but its all there.
Most of the rust is in the lower parts of the car, rear quarters etc. A fairly easy fix for a panel beater etc as rust repair sections for these cars are readily available.
Has original GTS wheels but they are pretty rusty. One or two will restore OK. It had jelly bean mags on it and the wheels where out in the weather for about 15 years....
Still drives and starts fine but will need restoration of the driveline/suspension etc.
This car has been unregistered since 1997 when its owner passed away. It was in locked in a shed covered in a tarp until I bought it in 2008. It was never advertised, I knew the owners and approached them. All I have done to it is wash it, change the oil and coolant, replace the battery and put a kit through the carb. Runs OK but need a tune up as it needs new plugs/points etc as it wasn't started for over 10 years. Started fine when we replaced the battery and whacked in some fresh fuel. As you would expect the car needs restoration. I am not going to lie and say you could drive this to a garage and get it rego'd straight away. It is a 38 year old car so will need work but seller states you will not find a more original Coupe to use as your resto project. No one has molested this car in any way.
It was listed before the 10th September 2010.