2002 Holden Monaro CV8 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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One owner Monaro V2 CV8; Devil Yellow, auto

Holden’s VX-based Monaro V2 remains one of the most beautiful looking Lions this side of the millennium, and absolutely blindsided the automotive industry at its concept unveiling during the 1998 Sydney Motor Show.

Holden wasn’t actually intending to bring back the Monaro at the time, but overwhelming reaction drummed up by the concept car more than made its case.

Originally, buyers could opt for the supercharged 3.8lt CV6 (auto only), or the CV8 which received the Gen-III 5.7lt V8 backed by either a six-speed manual or four-speed auto.

The CV6 was removed from the lineup as part of a 2003 facelift due to poor sales.


This Devil Yellow example comes to market from its original owner.

Being a CV8, it’s got the 5.7lt V8 and this one is matched to the four-speed automatic.

Having covered 164,188kms from new, the seller states that the car is all original except for the polished 19" wheels – which look to be from a VF-generation SS-V Redline.

Unfortunately there isn’t much more said within the listing, and there aren’t too many photos attached – but the price is lineball with the market and it could suit well as a fuss-free modern classic weekender to care for and enjoy well into the future.

The CV8 Monaro is based in Queensland, and is listed for $28,000.

Check out the full listing here!


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