LE specifications


Holden HX
LE Coupe specs snap shot







  5.0 ltr. (308) V8


  180kW (308)



3 speed Turbohydramatic 400

Top Speed:


Number Built:



  4 stars


The following details are from the Limited Edition Monaro brochure (which are as rare as hens!).


Engine: 5.0 litre V8
Bore: 4.000″ (101.6mm) x stroke” 3.062″ (77.7mm)
Cubic Capacity: 307.83 cu. ins. (5044 cm3)
Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
Transmission: Turbo-Hydramatic 3 speed auto: Console mounted T-Bar floor shift
Rear Axle: Type – Salisbury (Limited Slip Differential)
Suspension: Front – Independent with coil springs. Rear – 4 link design with axle mounted coil springs
Brakes: Front – Power assisted discs. Rear – Drums, duo servo
Tyres: ER70H14 Radial Ply
Wheels: Polycast 7.00 JJ x 14
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5 Gals. (75.0 Litres)
Wheelbase: 111.0″ (2819mm)
Track: Front – 60.1″ (1526mm) Rear – 60.8″ (1544mm)
Overall length: 190.8″ (4846mm)
Overall width: 73.9″ (1877mm)
Overall height: 53.4″ (1356mm)
Turning circle: Kerb to Kerb – 39.7′ (12.1 m)
Ground clearance: 5.00″ (127 mm)
Estimated Kerb Weight: 3556 lbs (1613 kg)

Standard Equipment

  • Variable power steering
  • Fully integrated airconditioning
  • Push button radio – front and rear speakers
  • Quadraphonic cartridge tape player with 4-speaker system
  • Power radio antenna
  • Dual exhaust system – chrome extensions
  • Brushed knit cloth seat trim
  • Reclining front bucket seats
  • Full instrumentation including electric clock (mine doesn’t work any more!)
  • Cut pile carpeting throughout
  • Power operated side windows
  • Elecrically heated rear window
  • Front air dam. Rear deck spoiler
  • Exterior sports mirrors
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • 4 headlamps inc. 2 quartz halogen high beam
  • Sports suspension specification
  • Exclusive metallic exterior lacquer
  • Gold pin stripe accents
  • Windscreen wiper dwell control
  • Burl walnut finish facings on instrument panel, floor console and door trims
  • 3 spoke sports type steering wheel
  • Tinted side and rear windows
  • Laminated windshield with tinted upper band

Saftey features include:

  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • Tandem brake master cylinder – with split hydraulic circuits
  • Energy absorbing sun visors
  • Electric windshield washers – two speed wipers
  • Brake system failure warning light
  • Parking brake warning light
  • Front seat head restraints
  • Seat belts for five occupants including retractable dual sensitive belts for front seat positions
  • Flow through ventilation
  • Underslung, isolated fuel tank and external fuel lines
  • Cargo guard – luggage compartment barrier
  • Power assisted front brakes

15 thoughts on “LE specifications”

  1. I love them too and have just purchased one. I thought as it is written on my letter from GMH that they were NEVER called a Monaro? It is refered to at Holden as an HX LE Coupe. The Monaro was in fact a 4 door gts version in 1977. At least this is what Holden have stated in their letter of authenticity?

  2. Hi,
    many years ago I was in a le register, the guy who had started it had the promo le with different stuff on it, I had won and unfortunatly sold it as we do when we are young. With the information through this club there were 606 le “s built.Anyway love them if I could track my old one down I would buy it back. rego no. was IWN 290 have a great day . p.s have still got the le register certificate I was No. 22

  3. Hi I first found my Hx Le Coupe 8yrs ago we were looking for a magna as a family car while looking in magna section of paper was hx le for sale so I googled it as I’ve always been a Monaro lover but I’d never seen an Le until that day I know they are not classed as a monaro but it didn’t matter she was in a class of her own and that was it I had to have it so we took 4 hour trip and brought her home never did get that magna. She is my pride and joy at the moment I’m tryin to track down an inlet manifold for her but getting very hard to find if there is any chance that someone may know where there is one I would be so grateful for any help on this matter I think I read some where on her that someone had instrument probs there is a place in Tamworth that can fix them they fixed mine and they work fine now hope that helps Cheers

  4. I have a 1976, 4 door HX GTS Monaro and I also have a letter from Holden stating that the last Holden to carry the name Monaro was the 4 door version. The 76 coupe was just that and the 78 model HZ was simply called a GTS. It doesnt matter what was planned or intended, these are the facts. I also believe the LE Coupe and the HZ 4 door should have been called Monaro, but its not our decision to make.

  5. I have a hx 4 door gts and a hx le, currently rebuiling both of them. I have the plates 76 le hx, and le.mnro so whether or not the le is a monaro i will be using one of the plates on it when i re-register her again… just cant come quick enough though!

  6. I have one for sale – it has been in my family since brand new – it is completely original and has only 69,000 on the clock. If you’re interested leave a comment.

  7. hi is there any numbers or codes that u can pass on re checking the one i wish to purchase to verifey if original or not vin or chassis or trim or paint colour codes ta heeps happy crusen

  8. Hey Mick,

    I think you’d need to contact holden directly. I’m not sure who you call or where you send a letter, maybe someone else has managed to get a letter of authenticity and knows the process?

  9. Hi can anyone tell me if the 2 pack colour code for LE is 2F006 & if so is 2F002 Cortez red the same .I am restoring one & the panel beater has come up with 2F002 & i come up with 2F006 , he said thier the same colour

  10. Hello, I have an le monaro here in port Lincoln south Australia, surprisingly there arev4 of them here. There is some work I need to do on my car can anyone please direct me to the best workshop manual and also the best place to find info on the power windows and all components showing the internal workings. Thanks phil

  11. Ian the red paint on the LE Coupe (not a Monaro) was not repeated on any of the HX GTS 4 door Monaros nor on any HX Premier that I am aware of. I think the colour was chosen to set the LE Coupe apart. I’d love to have one to sit beside my Monaro because both came from the same year and model range.

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