2003 Holden Monaro CV8 - today's supercharged tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Modded coupe should be quick

There's a widely-held belief that this generation Monaro is a future collectible, something supported by the fact that two of Unique Cars mag's staff own them.

Holden's star coupe pulled a lot of heartstrings when it was announced and even managed some export sales to the USA under the Pontiac brand name and the UK as a Vauxhall.

However this shape had a relatively short production run, from 2001 to 2006.

Evidently sales weren't sufficient to give the car what would have been an expensive make-over to keep it fresh in the market.

However a there were two series of the car: the first, the CV, ran to 2004 when the VZ was released.

A supercharged V6 and a naturally aspirated V8 were built, with the latter outselling the six by a huge margin. The supercharged car is now a bit of a rariity.

This example is in fact an eight with an aftermarket supercharger fitted, which should make it a very quick thing in a straight line.

Collectors in the future are more likely to prize originality, so this is something you'd look at for its individuality.

The owner claims 420kW from the modded engine which runs an auto transmission.

Priced at $39,000, it's located in Vic.


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