Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday December 18, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
Scooby Guru
Member#: 5126
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: www.nugateway.com
Default Last Holden Monaro (Pontiac GTO) to be auctioned on Ebay.com.au (Australia)

Last Holden Monaro (Pontiac GTO) to be auctioned on Ebay (Australia)


The last current generation Monaro coupe built by Holden will be offered for auction next month.

The coupe has been painted with a custom color and modified by Holden's Design and Engineering departments to reflect its iconic place in Australian automotive history.

It will be auctioned globally through eBay.com.au from February 9 - 19 with all proceeds donated to The Leukaemia Foundation, a long-term partner of Holden.

The vehicle will be unveiled by Holden at the Melbourne International Motor Show media day on February 9 before the auction begins.

The sale of the car will mark the end of Monaro domestic production in Elizabeth, South Australia after more than four years and 47,000 sales in Australia and overseas representing four General Motors brands.

The last Monaro was built on December 13 last year and customized by Holden Design and Engineering to cement its position as an automotive collector's classic.

The "Torque" custom paint is an orange-yellow with fine metallic highlight, developed as an interpretation of the classic colors for which the original late 1960s Monaro coupes were famous.

A Very Last Monaro project team made various changes to reflect the car's unique status including special embossed wheels, leather seats and color accents.

The architect of the new generation Monaro, former Holden Design Director Mike Simcoe, was recognised through the use of Data Dot technology which applied microscopic copies of Simcoe's signature and the ISOVIN number to the vehicle's underbody, panels and major components.

GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Denny Mooney, today said the car was a fitting end to the latest chapter of the Monaro story.

Mr Mooney said Monaro symbolised Holden's heritage in Australia, providing a nameplate which inspired passion and respect across the car community.

Monaro was unveiled by Holden as a concept vehicle in 1998 and launched as a production vehicle in late 2001. It was Australia's best selling sports car for each of the past four years.

Vehicles based on the Monaro were subsequently sold in the United States as the Pontiac GTO, United Kingdom as the Vauxhall Monaro and the Middle East as the Chevrolet Lumina Coupe.

Holden Special Vehicles also released several variants.

"Monaro is symbolic of our success locally by showcasing Holden's strength in innovation and design," Mr Mooney said.

"It symbolises our commitment to philanthropy and we are extremely proud to be donating all proceeds to the Leukaemia Foundation with which we have a long association."

About eBay.com.au

More than 3 million Australians are members of eBay.com.au, that's one in five adult Australians.

You can buy and sell everything from cars, motorbikes, boats, trucks, parts and thousands of available accessories: in fact, a vehicle sells on eBay Motors every 12 minutes.

Standard CV8Z features

260KW, 5.7 litre High Output Gen III V8 engine.
6-speed manual transmission.
Control-Link independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
Sports suspension
Performance brakes
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
Brake Assist (BA).
Traction Control (TC).
High performance split dual exhaust.
Unique features

Exterior colour in Torque painted in house by the Holden Design Fabrication team.
Unique Monaro machine embossed 18" wheels
Gun metal chrome badging.
Exclusive made black leather trim seats have unique Torque coloured perforation inserts and feature stitching
Torque colour accents on the dials, new Monaro embroidery on the floor mats and feature stitching on the leather trimmed door, rear quarter and centre armrests, steering wheel, shifter and handbrake.
Dashboard badge engraved with Mike Simcoe signature
Unique tag number on vehicle.
Data dot technology applied with Mike Simcoe's signature and the ISOVIN in every dot.

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
NYCshopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 02-01-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
Scooby Guru
Member#: 16803
Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: International
Location: London, England

They're stopping production altogether??
MattDell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
Scooby Guru
Member#: 14611
Join Date: Jan 2002

Originally Posted by MattDell
They're stopping production altogether??

What about the GTO? I always figured it would jump onto the next-gen Camaro platform, but that won't get here for another 2 years (at the earliest).

Honestly, would anyone really miss it?
Hazdaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 02:50 AM   #4
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 71471
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: blacksburg, va
2003 ducati
monster 620


Will Vaxhaulll (sp?) continue to make their Monaro?
zer0_thirteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 03:34 AM   #5
Scooby Guru
Member#: 16803
Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: International
Location: London, England


And I think it's safe to assume that if there's no more Monaro... there's no more Monaro.
MattDell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 11:11 AM   #6
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 67942
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: I come from the Land DownUnder
The Other
Land Down Under


The article said it was the end of production in the Elizabeth plant, leaving room for them to say "the next gen Monaro will be built in a new plant" (hopefully).
Kiwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 86472
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Renton WA
1998 2.5RS, 2x 1995
Impreza Coupe


I know that they have stopped making the Vauxhall Monaro for the UK. I forget which Top Gear episode that was mentioned in.
pinter is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
J.K. Rowling to wipe taint with rag, auction on Ebay dr_wheel Off-Topic 2 06-10-2008 10:50 AM
Any way to report a suspected fraudulent auction on eBay? STiMUL8 General Community 17 05-02-2005 01:37 AM
WILD AUCTION ON EBAY FOR "LUCKIEST" SHIFT KNOB FROM WRX...MUST READ!! Usagi General Community 10 03-12-2005 03:13 AM
I hate "Private" auctions on ebay. I always feel it is a scam! Eric SS Off-Topic 9 08-19-2004 10:39 AM
Check out this VW auction on ebay. LOL Eric SS Off-Topic 6 05-12-2004 07:43 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.