Points to note:
- The exhaust has had an H-pipe (a Pypes H-box) fitted to release a little of that magic V8 noise, whilst still being quiet at a cruise.
- The wheels have been refurbished in a “chrome” powdercoat and the centre caps painted in titanium grey. All four wheels are immaculate. I also have a spare alloy wheel in the original silver in as new condition which I will include in the sale.
- The door handles have been replaced with metal items (the plastic originals feel cheap and are prone to paint peel).
- I had the car professionally undersealed in 2012.
- An LS7 clutch was fitted in 2012 when the slave cylinder on the original expired.
- As a ’55 plate, the car falls into Band K (currently c.£290) rather than the Band M (currently £505) of any Monaro registered after 23 March ’06.
- The only fault with the car is that it periodically blows the fuse for the cruise control and auto-dimming mirror. I suspect a wire rubbing somewhere but have not had an auto-electician investigate. I have adjusted the price to reflect the fact that the buyer may wish to rectify this.
- This particular model has ISOFIX points in the rear seats.
If you are unfamiliar with Monaros, 2005/06 facelift CV8’s feature bonnet nostrils, revised front bumpers and fog/side lights, revised rear bumper with twin exhaust exits, as well as additional oil/voltage gauges on the centre console. They also have around 350bhp as standard compared to around 330bhp for 2004 cars. Only around 130 UK cars were ever made (out of around 800 UK Monaro’s in total). This is one of just over 30 red Vauxhall Monaro facelift CV8's in existence.
I have owned the car since 2010 and, to be honest, I am still not sure that I am doing the right thing selling it. I had intended it to be a keeper and have treated it accordingly. However, I have another two cars and since the birth of my second child the Monaro just isn’t getting used as much as it deserves. If I don't sell it shortly I will put it away for the winter.
I am based just outside Glasgow in Cumbernauld. Any questions, feel free to contact me.
- LayoutFront Engined
- Size5,700 cc
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power350 bhp
- Torque350 lbs/ft
- Top speed162 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 5.9 secs
- Driven WheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy20.0 mpg
- Body typeCoupe
- Emissions360 (g/km)
- Vehicle height1,400 mm
- Vehicle width1,841 mm
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0-60 in around 6 secs, great looking and with a deep V8 burble, the 'Ro is a joyous car to own and it never fails to put a smile on my face whenever i get behind the wheel.
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|Based on 25,000 miles||Total||Per Year|
|Fuel (15.00 mpg @ 80.00 p/litre)||£412||£1,649|
|Servicing / Repairs||£400||£1,600|
|Total Running Costs||£1,020||£4,080|
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