2006 VZ Holden Monaro CV8-Z – Today’s Aussie Muscle Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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2006 VZ Holden Monaro CV8-Z 2006 VZ Holden Monaro CV8-Z

Essentially a brand new car

The VZ Holden Monaro is the third and final generation of arguably Australia’s greatest locally built muscle car.

First unveiled in concept form at the 1998 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the third generations design was lauded and applauded by both the public and the press alike.

Even still though, there were many meetings and deliberations before the top brass at GMH finally signed off on the 21 century Monaro.

The second iteration iteration of the new Monaro, the VZ, was first introduced in September 2004, and brought with it mostly cosmetic changes over its predecessor as well as the scrapping of the V6 supercharged model CV6.

That meant that the Monaro was only offered with the 5.7lt bent-eight donk, which sent its power to the Monaro’s rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.

The VZ Monaro CV8-Z was the swansong farewell model for the Monaro moniker, and it scored a sunroof, unique taillights, black bonnet scoops, unique engraved wheels and bespoke badging.

This particular Monaro is a 2006 CV8-Z in ‘Fusion’ Orange/Gold metallic and, according to the owner, the vehicle has only travelled 48 kilometres from new.

Just to clarify, that’s 48, not 48,000, not 4800, 48 kilometres! That means this car is virtually brand new.

The seller is asking $65,500 for this Aussie muscle classic and anyone interested can view the full listing here

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