Back in September 1969 our HT Monaro arrived at Manthel Motors in Wellington, ready for sale. 45 years later and it’s showing its age, but our restoration team are slowly stripping back the years and restoring it to its former glory.
Get a good look at the unrestored HT Monaro in all its worn out glory. She definitely looks a bit rough after 45 years, but that's where our restoration team comes in.
Greg Murphy goes to meet Ian, the proud owner of a beautifully restored 1969 HT Monaro. Find out what it is about the Monaro that gets people so excited, and get a picture of what our Monaro will look like once the restoration is complete.
Before the Monaro can head off to panel and paint, we need to strip back the layers of paint and bog accumulated over the years. Watch as the 60psi fine-grade Garnet media blasting reveals the bare body work underneath.
Ian has been in the panel beating industry since he left school and certainly knows his way around an old classic Holden. It's a good job, because as Greg Murphy and Ian reveal, the Monaro needs some serious love to get her ready to give away.
Mark Wade from Wade Automotive reveals to Greg Murphy what is so unique about the 307 engine in our 1969 HT Monaro.
Watch as the engine is disassembled and we find out for the first time just how the years have treated it. As Greg discovers, she's not in bad shape for a 45-year-old motor.
Mark Wade and his team have painstakingly stripped back the engine and now Greg returns to see it come back together.
Greg sits down with Mark for a smoko break and finds out just how much horsepower the completed Monaro engine will be pumping out.
Greg returns to the panel beaters to check out just how much work it takes to reverse 45 years of wear and tear. He discovers that a new floor is just a small part of it.
Way back in 1969, our Monaro arrived in New Zealand sporting a gorgeous Daytona Bronze paint job. 45 years later and we get our first look at its return to glory.
Greg Murphy visits The Upholstery Company to get a preview of the Monaro's new (original) upholstery. Did someone say black and white houndstooth?
Do you know what goes into restoring a chrome bumper? Greg finds out with the boys from Progressive Polishers & Electroplaters and performs a personal inspection of the showroom shine.
Greg Murphy heads back to where it all began to check out how the Monaro's reassembly is going. What he discovers is a complete transformation, thanks to our awesome restoration team.
Scott, the Monaro Project Manager, walks Greg through all of the new and restored details that will make this classic car so special. Greg even gets to add one of the key finishing touches.