Of the 217 Monaro LS 350’s built, only a handful survive today – 8 are known to be on the road and 2 more are undergoing full restoration.  The whereabouts of the others I have listed are unknown.

The number of LS350 cars built fell rapidly after the first 6 months of HQ production.  153 LS 350s were produced between July and end of December 1971.  In 1972, production fell dramatically with 41 cars being built.  1973 production was 15 cars.  The 6 months of 1974 HQ production saw only 8 cars built.  There appears to be 2 reasons behind this production trend.  One reason was the falling Australian dollar against the US dollar meaning that the cost to Holden of importing the Chevrolet 350 V8 and the Turbo Hydramatic 400 auto was continuing to rise sharply.  A further reason was the federal government requirement that Australian made cars needed to achieve 85% Australian content which would have been hard to achieve in cars with the imported 350 and THM 400

The cars listed on this page are the known survivors, some completely original, some fully restored, some modified and some undergoing restoration.

If you know of any other LS 350’s please email me at;

  • #1 – ALIVE in NSW
  • [month TBA] 1971 Pagewood built, Sable Metallic, Black cloth.
  • Power steering,  air conditioning, power windows, 2.78 LSD.
  • Engine assembly date; 11th Feb. 1971
  • Used in Holden publicity, photographed in and around Sydney
  • Currently registered in NSW and regularly driven.

 

  • #2 – Current whereabouts unknown.
  • Very early build & body number, with HG engine number
  • Delivered internally to GMH – maybe a test vehicle?
  • July 1971 Dandenong built, Chateaux Mauve Metallic, Flax & diamond cloth – 18S
  • Power steering,  air conditioning, diff ??.
  • Engine assembly date; TBA

 

  • #3 – UNDERGOING FULL RESTORATION in Melbourne.
  • July 1971, ?? built, Blackwatch Green – 1312, Olive Green vinyl – 16R
  • Power steering,  air conditioning, ?? diff ratio  LSD.
  • Engine assembly date; ??

 

 

  • #4 – UNDERGOING FULL RESTORATION in Melbourne.
  • August 1971 Dandenong built, Etruscian Gold Metallic, Antique Brown vinyl
  • Power steering,  air conditioning, 2.78 LSD.
  • Engine assembly date; TBA

 

 

  • #5 – Whereabouts unknown
  • September 1971 Dandenong built, Covert Beige, Antique Saddle vinyl
  • Power steering,  air conditioning, 2.78 LSD.
  • Engine assembly date; 3rd March 1971

 

 

  • #6 – Alive in South Australia
  • November 1971 Dandenong build
  • Originally Blackwatch Green & Antique Saddle
  • Power steering,  air conditioning,  2.78 LSD.
  • Now in GTS form

 

  • #7 – ALIVE in Sydney
  • Originally Glacier White, now Salamanca Red
  • December 1971 Pagewood built
  • Power steering,  air conditioning, diff ??
  • Engine assembly date; 12th May 1971

 

 

 

  • #8 – whereabouts unknown
  • Feb 1972 Pagewood built, Royal Purple, Flax vinyl.
  • Power windows,  air conditioning, 3.36.
  • Engine assembly date; 3th Aug 1971 ?
  • Advertised for sale on eBay In Ballarat in 2007, reserve not met at $19,900

 

  • #9 – whereabouts unknown
  • 24th Apr 1972 Pagewood built, Chateaux Mauve Metallic, Flax vinyl.
  • Engine assembly date; 29 Apr 1971 ?
  • Advertised on Shannons and MuscleCarSales around 2008, sold for $45,000

 

 

  • #10 – ALIVE in Vic
  • June 1972 Pagewood built, Taormina Aqua, Flax cloth
  • Power steering, air conditioning, power windows, 2.78.
  • Engine assembly date; 24 Feb 1972
  • Currently registered in Victoria and regularly driven.

  • #11 – whereabouts unknown
  • Oct 1972 Dandenong built, Nutmeg Metallic, Flax vinyl
  • factory options TBA
  • Engine assembly date; 15 Oct 1971?
  • Last known whereabouts; Surf Coast, Victoria

 

 

  • #12 – UNDERGOING FULL RESTORATION in Melbourne.
  • Oct 1972 Dandenong built, Lime Green Metallic, Flax vinyl.
  • Engine assembly date; TBA.
  • Power steering, air conditioning, power windows, dual exhausts, 2.78 diff factory fitted GTS guards, GTS steering wheel.
  • Ex John Bagshaw (Head of Holden sales) special build car

 

  • #13 – ALIVE in Victoria
  • June 1973 Dandenong built, Cyan Blue Metallic, Black vinyl with black Royal Cord cloth
  • Power steering, factory air, power windows, 2.78 diff
  • Engine assembly date; TBA

 

 

  • #14 – whereabouts unknown
  • Feb 1973, Pagewood built, Patina Gold Metallic, Antique Saddle / Brown vinyl
  • 2.78, other factory options TBA.
  • Engine assembly date; TBA
  • Whereabouts unknown

 

 

  • #15 – whereabouts unknown
  • Jul 1973 Pagewood built, Gunmetal Metallic, Doeskin / Chestnut vinyl
  • 2.78, other factory options TBA.
  • Engine assembly date; TBA
  • Last seen advertised on Muscle Car Sales

 

  • #16 – whereabouts unknown
  • Oct 1973, Pagewood built, Covert Beige, Doeskin / Chestnut with bronze Royal Cord cloth inserts
  • 2.78, other factory options TBA.
  • Engine assembly date; TBA

 

 

  • #17 – ALIVE – for sale for $160,000 on musclecarsales.com on 11 Feb 2018
  • 25 Oct 1973, Dandenong built, Tangerine with black vinyl roof.  Black vinyl seats
  • 2.78 diff, power steering, electric windows, aftermarket air conditioner
  • Engine assembly date; TBA

 

 

 

  • #18 – ALIVE in Vic
  • Oct 1973 Pagewood built, Gunmetal Metallic, Doeskin / Chestnut with bronze Royal Cord cloth inserts,
  • power steering, factory air, power windows, 2.78 LSD,
  • Engine assembly date; 25 June 1973, engine casting date; 21 June 1973
  • Ground up restoration 2002 – 2008, currently registered in Victoria and regularly driven.

 

  • #19 – ALIVE in NSW
  • Apr 1974, Pagewood built, Tuxedo Black, Doeskin / Black vinyl
  • 3.08 LSD, power steering, factory air, electric windows.
  • Engine assembly date; TBC
  • Believed to have been exported to South Africa badged as a “Chevrolet Statesman” then imported back to Australia with other Statesman’s and registered as a “Statesman”
  • Current whereabouts – advertised on ebay 30 Aug 2017 in Sydney.

 

  • #20 – ALIVE in NSW
  • Jun 1974, Pagewood built, Cognac Metallic, Black with black Royal Cord cloth inserts
  • 2.78, power steering, factory air, electric windows.
  • Engine assembly date; TBC
  • Vinyl roof removed and whole car repainted in Cognac Metallic around 2010
  • Sold to a Sydney buyer in 2012