Due to the fact that Holden is no longer building cars in Australia, it had the time to partner with a few companies to create a special one-off Monaro.
This Monaro, painted in a shade dubbed Panorama Blue Suede, was acquired by Holden when it had 132,000 miles on the odometer. A comprehensive restoration then commenced.
Perhaps most significantly, the car’s original LS1 V8 was completely re-built by Maurice Fabietti, who runs the ACDelco Pro Slammer Monaro drag racing team. A host of modifications were made to the engine, including the fitment of a Chevrolet performance camshaft from Eagle Auto and some cylinder head alterations. In addition, there is a U.S.-spec GTO exhaust system and an upgraded version of the original FluidDrive transmission.
To further update the car, Holden equipped it with AP Racing brakes as well as a new suspension from Sachs Performance and Triple Eight Race Engineering and fitted a set of Bridgestone S007A tires. There are also a handful of bespoke exterior parts, including new bonnet, a custom front splitter, and a new fuel filler door.
As for the interior, it was overhauled and refreshed by Auto Image Interiors with design input from Holden Design.
If you live in Australia you got a chance of winning the Monaro by visiting a Holden Dealer Service department or by purchasing Holden Genuine or ACDelco parts before the competition ends on March 31st, 2020.
For more information visit: https://acdelco.com.au/offers/
“Some of the tests we put Project Monaro through were similar to the tests our talented Engineers put the original V2 Monaro’s through almost 20 years ago, it’s a great car to drive and someone is going to be very lucky when they win it,” Holden lead Performance Engineer Rob Trubiani said.