While the Ford Falcon was tearing up the race tracks Down Under. so was another car maker who specialized in muscle cars. Holden was trying things out with its own GM-derived muscle car, the 1971 Holden Monaro 350 GTS Coupe. When you think of something that screams muscle car, the 1971 Holden Monaro 350 GTS Coupe stood out from the crowd with a low suspension and a gleaming front clip.
The 350 GM V8 engine was pulled from its domestic counterparts. Thus starting the long-running partnership that Holden has with GM. The 1971 Holden Monaro 350 GTS Coupe was a wonderful addition to the Australian muscle car world for a lot of reasons. The 1971 Holden Monaro 350 GTS Coupe is still one of the most highly-coveted performance vehicles.
This car was Ford’s answer to the GTO and the Cutlass. You might have thought that the Mustang was the only pony car, but as time went on Ford continued to innovate. The 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT stood out for several reasons. The first was a unique way that it looked. It had a one-of-a-kind look that you just don’t see very often. Then you coupled it with the powerful V8 engine and you had something that you just couldn’t avoid.
The 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT stood out from the crowd for several reasons. First is always going to be the sheer horsepower that it has. Then you have the other factors that make it a great muscle car. The 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT is a standout muscle car in more ways than one.
Is it a Hurst? Is it a station wagon? You don’t quite know what it was, but it was based on the El Camino. The 1977 Holden Sandman was perhaps one of the most unique-looking muscle cars that you’d ever see. If the looks made you laugh at it, the performance wouldn’t. You’d also be hard-pressed to find something that was as fun to drive. The unique shell made it easy to use this as a high-powered cargo vehicle in a time when vans were still dinosaurs.
The 1977 Holden Sandman is a very rare oddity in the muscle car world, even over across the sea where it was sold. You just don’t see these things very often, and when you do, it’s nice to see one in good condition. The 1977 Holden Sandman was a rare muscle car choice, to say the least.
Smaller in size and very similar to the Chevy Vega from across the sea. The 1977 Holden Torana A9X was another noteworthy muscle car from the Australian down under. This one featured a short wheelbase design and a V8 engine which gave it some pep in its step no less. But the car did have several features that made it stand out from the crowd. When you look at it all together the 1977 Holden Torana A9X is a unique thing in the muscle car world. A car like the 1977 Holden Torana A9X still gets looks today.
There is still a good portion of the 1977 Holden Torana A9X on the road today over in Australia. A good portion of these cars is owned by collectors who take them to various car shows and keep them in good condition. If you want a true muscle car from down under, the 1977 Holden Torana A9X is it.
This powerful sports sedan was the Aussy’s answer to the Nissan Skyline GTR. This superpowered sedan is rare. The overall styling is very reminiscent of the rally days that you used to see in the Australian outback. What was once ruled by the likes of Subaru has since been invaded by companies like Holden with the Commodore SS. The overall design is one of the most memorable of any Aussie built muscle car. Even if the final design wasn’t that of a muscle car.
The 1988 Holden Commodore SS Group A SV is a car that would be right at home on American roads and just about anywhere else. While it’s not your quintessential muscle car, it is a performance vehicle that you could see in your garage. When it comes to these overseas powerhouses the 1988 Holden Commodore SS Group A SV is a standout car, to say the least, thanks to its powerful demeanor.
Although Mitsubishi is not well known in America for many vehicles other than the Eclipse, overseas the brand is a major player in the rally scene and other aspects of world car racing. This means that there are quite a few special editions that have never made the trip to our shores. One such vehicle is the Mitsubishi Ralliart Magna. This bright red sport sedan is a full-size sedan with a whole lot of horsepower. It will get you from 0-60 in just a few seconds and keep on the track while it does it.
This car has that ’90s design going on, and you can tell what this car was made to do. The Mitsubishi Ralliart Magna is certainly one of the rarest Mitsubishis in the world because of its unique design. Keeping in mind that the car has a turbocharged engine and an all-wheel-drive design, you really can’t go wrong with it.
Even the earliest Holden models were intimidating on the track and this bolds for all of the ’80s models. The Holden VL Commodore is a full-size V8 powered sport sedan that featured an all-wheel-drive design. The Aussies have been having a blast in these big sedans for decades.
Yet it’s only recently that America has been learning about Holden. The Holden VL Commodore is beautiful even by today’s standards and if you are lucky enough to import one you have a great car. The Holden VL came in a few options. And the car was designed for rally racing.
The powerful Holden VL Commodore is a strong showing as to what a real muscle sedan could be. Back in the day, there were very few offerings like this one. We’d have to dig deep into it and see what made the Holden VL Commodore such a resounding success. But to this day in one form or another Holden has kept it around.
When it comes to the sheer beauty of owning a stand out muscle sedan, the 2013 HSV GTS is it. Just take one look at this intimidating piece of machinery and you’ll see what’s up. The 2013 HSV GTS is made for blasting through the outback without much care for anything else. But don’t just let that deter you either. The interior of the 2013 HSV GTS is also a high-quality makeup of different materials that give the car that sporty look.
The GM-powered LS engine is a great addition to this car. You get the smooth lines of a sedan coupled with the upscale interior that you’d expect. Although these big sedans are falling out of favor over here in America, the 2013 HSV GTS is a popular choice abroad. If you want to experience real driving pleasure, the 2013 HSV GTS is a car that needs no introduction thanks to the one-of-a-kind styling.