Holden is celebrating 60 years of business in New Zealand by offering customers in the region the chance to win a fully-restored 1969 HT Monaro. The Monaro, which had its name pulled from the aboriginal word for plateau, was introduced in 1968 and has remained synonymous with performance in New Zealand and Australia ever since.
The Monaro being restored was left in a backyard in New Zealand to rust for over 25 years before Holden rescued it four months ago. According to New Zealand’s 3News, the car was bought new in 1969 for $2,500, but will be worth over $100,000 when its restoration process is finished.
Building the Monaro is Holden enthusiast Scott Warrington, who says the orange sixties muscle car is almost finished. He’s a little disappointed he’s doing all the work for a car he’ll never even drive, but says “as long as it’s going to a good home that’s okay.”
If you’d like the Monaro in your garage, you can enter to win it by following this link. It’s not as simple as filling out a form or a survey, though. Holden wants you to share with them your most memorable moment involving a Monaro, whether it be a successful day at the drag strip or an unforgettable road trip. There’s also a video series with six episodes documenting the restoration process, with the finale to air when the winner is announced.