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2003 Holden Monaro CV8



This 2003 Holden Monaro CV8 is a third-generation example of an Australian motoring icon, and presents in a smart colour combination. It is powered by a 5.7-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine which sends 235kW (315hp) to the rear wheels. This powertrain is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The odometer of this car currently displays 158,780km.



After a 25-year hiatus Holden brought back the Monaro nameplate in the early new millennium after receiving strong feedback to its showing of the Holden Coupé concept at the 1998 Australian International Motor Show. Based on the VX-Series Commodore, it was available in both CV6 (six cylinder) and CV8 (eight cylinder) model grades. The latter is arguably the more desirable featuring the C5 Corvette’s LS1 engine. The Monaro was updated throughout its model run from 2001-2006, with this car being a Series 2 variant which borrows the VY Commodore’s dashboard, and features different wheel designs over its predecessor. The Monaro is steadily increasing in both popularity and resale value as the Millennial generation begins to come into money and are keen to track down the Australian heroes of their youth.



Finished in dark blue paintwork on the exterior and upholstered inside with black leather, this Monaro’s specification flies under the radar. It is a rare manual example which features a rear spoiler. Some subtle aftermarket modifications give this Monaro a performance boost, including an upgraded exhaust, cold air intake, Maffless ECU tune, and a set of LED headlights. The car rides on its set of original 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Achilles tyres, though a set of aftermarket wheels will also be provided.



This car was built in July 2003 and delivered new later that year. The original owner held onto the car until 2015 and completed 153,000km in the vehicle. It has since sat largely in storage since that change of ownership. It is now a three-owner example and its 160,000km service was just completed. The seller maintains that the vehicle is in good condition and drives very well.



Exterior condition is described as good, with its blue paintwork showing in nice order. Some marks of stone chips and peppering are seen on the front end of the car, especially the bumper. More obvious scuffing is seen on the underside of the front bumper where the car has touched driveways. Some minor points of paint chipping are seen around the leading door edges. All four wheels display in fair condition, though some contain curb rash. The Achilles tyres show a decent amount of tread remaining.



The cabin of this Monaro has been kept in good condition. The black leather upholstery shows without major tears or marks, though the bolstering shows heavy signs of creasing and wear. Other aspects such as the carpeting, door cards, and dashboard display in very good condition. Wear and tear on the instrumentation is not observed which is sometimes common on Australian-built cars.



This car will come with a suite of books and documentation.



To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 21/7/22. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as stolen or written off.



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