After 25 years of absence of a full-size Holden coupe, the Monaro made a return in November 2001 following the overwhelming response of the public and media to the VT-based Holden Coupé concept displayed at the 1998 Australian International Motor Show held in Sydney. The third generation of the Monaro was produced from 2001 to 2005. The HSV Coupé saw production through to June 2006, with HSV variants on sale until August 2006. After a gestation period of 22 months (contrary to the planned 12 to 18 months) and at a cost of A$60 million, Holden launched the V2-series Monaro based on the VX-series Commodore. It was available as the CV6, with a supercharged 3.8 L V6 and 4-speed automatic transmission (production ceased in mid-2004), and as the CV8, featuring the 5.7 L LS1 V8, with a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. A Series 2 model debuted in December 2002 with a revised dashboard from the VY-series, a new alloy road wheel design and new paint and trim colour choices. The CV6 model was dropped after disappointing sales (10 times as many Monaro’s were built as CV8s) when a Series 3 model appeared in 2004.
Now available for sale is this stunning V2 Holden Monaro. This car could easily be described as the best of its kind available on the market today. Having only travelled an incredibly careful 28,796 kilometres inside and out is simply brand new. The eye catching “Red Hot” paintwork compliment the lines of this Monaro perfectly and is without any imperfections or prior accident history. Always garaged and stored under a car cover. The black leather interior displays no signs of damage or wear and tear either with everything in superb condition including the contrasting black “piano” dash. The rear seat has never carried passengers and only sat on when cleaning the car. Powering this Monaro Is of course the LS1 225kw engine backed up by a four-speed automatic transmission. The car has a flawless service history also and clearly has been pampered by its two enthusiastic owners. Number plates are not included with this sale and if sold to Victorian buyer six months full registration is included. Monaro memorabilia including a 1.18 scale die cast model, the Monaro book, original brochure, Holden magazine, and the genuine Monaro keyring that is still in its box and unused. This V2 Monaro is Australia’s last coupe made and the V2 is the first of the dynasty that was the iconic Monaro name. An appreciating modern Aussie classic and is one for the collector. Contact Muscle Car Warehouse to make an appointment to inspect today.