Holden Monaro HK was Australia’s first sports machine, without the fancy foreign price tag
The first generation Holden Monaro HK was introduced in 1968, and production ran until 1971. A number of six cylinder and V8 engines were offered, with the range opening with a measly 2.6 litre straight six and climbing to the Chevrolet-sourced 5.3 litre (327 cubic inch) Chevrolet-sourced V8 in the now highly sought after Monaro HK GTS327.
The Monaro’s pillarless coupe design was inspired by American coupes of the 1960s, including the Camaro and Corvair.
The Monaro HK GTS327 was a handy tool on the track too, with the muscle car taking Bruce McPhee to victory in the 1968 Bathurst 500.
And why were they so mad about jingles in the 1960s and 70s?