WE’VE been getting some great feedback on our new project car buyer’s guide section, Wheeling & Dealing, and our rundown on the Holden Monaro CV8 in the July mag sparked a fair bit of discussion on our Facebook page.
What do you think – is the Monaro CV8 a future classic?
Frankie Wren – In price? Yes. In spirit?
No. Ultimately it is literally just a two-door Commodore. You could make one by cutting and welding a sedan and getting it engineered. When a V8 sedan can be had for $2K and a Monaro is more like $15K, it’s already cheaper to make one.
Glenn Ponting – Early Monaros were just two-door Kingswoods; what’s the difference?
Michael Stevenson – I call them two-door Commodores or Commonaros; not hating on them though, as I’d have one. In fact I’ve nearly bought a couple in the past. When the timing is right I’ll get one. By the way, I’ve had numerous HK/T/G and HQ Monaros back when you could buy them for nothing.
Aaron Young – Well early manual CV8s are still selling for $20K-plus with sub- 100,000km on the odometer.
Brent Parker – They should never have made the Monaro is this model; it would’ve been a far better car and more attractive in the VE.
Reece Martin – Nah, the VE/VF body is way too chunky; a two-door wouldn’t suit it at all.
Peter Hess – It will be classic; it has the right number of doors and it has a V8. Doesn’t matter though, it has no racetrack history.
Brett Gleeson – At the Bathurst 24-Hour it beat the world.
Peter Hess – Okay, a limited-edition 427C won Bathurst, but that’s not what’s available to buy.
Patrick Rollings – If you like Pommy Opel shite, then yes – oh, and you have a man bun – but other than that they suck large testicles.
Luke Muffler Giesen – Yeah, it’s just a twodoor Opel with a Holden badge.
Rob Oberg – Nope, it was designed at Fishermans Bend by Aussies; that’s why it has a Holden badge.
Pug Young – Most would have Chev badges by now though, wouldn’t they?
Glenn Torrens – You are obviously new to cars, Luke!
Chris Emery – Think there are a few jealous Ford guys here.
Tyronne Tunza Bony – Give it 20 years and even the mighty AU Falcon and VT Commodore in great nick will be worth a bit.
Adam Ki – Hope I die before then! It’s like having an XD Falcon worth big money.
Michael Tarvydas – Of course it is a classic.
People say it’s just a two-door Commodore, but the old Monaros were just Kingswoods with fruit!
Matthew Kernke – Best-looking latemodel Holden. A V8 and a coupe is always a winning combination.