NCR Monaro
Published on February 24th 2020 in

Last chance to win this one of a kind Monaro

This month is your last chance to win this one of a kind 2004 Holden VZ CV8 Monaro.

In July last year, seven-time Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes and Holden developed a six-month plan to undertake what Lowndes has described as “a dream project” – the complete reinvention of a 2004 Holden VZ CV8 Monaro. This was unveiled at an exclusive event late last year.

The restoration was completed following Holden’s “Safe, Proper Repair” methodology, using new Holden Genuine Parts, Holden Genuine repair procedures, the correct repair equipment as validated by GM, adhering to GM Holden Industry Position Statements and, of course, the fully trained technicians of the network.

Among the more significant improvements, Holden addressed “the Big 3” relating to dynamic stability – Go, Stop and Turn. In addition, the original LS1 received a complete rebuild by Maurice Fabietti, who runs the ACDelco Pro Slammer Monaro, and it was also fitted with AP Racing brakes similar to those fitted to the similar era HSVs. The suspension was also improved through one of their partners, Sachs Performance.

However, the wow factor came from the great work by Dominic Mazzeo and the team at B&A Motor Body Repairs, a member of Holden’s Certified Collision Repair Network. The fantastic work by PPG to create the special one-of-a-kind colour, “Panorama Blue Suede”, in the Envirobase High-Performance Waterborne basecoat system was also a big winner.

Lowndes was absolutely amazed by the look of the finished car: “Wow, it looks absolutely brand new – I’m blown away!” However, when Project Monaro hit the track, Lowndes was even more impressed. “How awesome is this car? It is seriously something special and it sounds great! I’ve had an absolute ball driving this around.”

Holden is giving away this incredible prize to a lucky winner – a customer who purchases Holden or ACDelco genuine parts, including Holden Collision parts, under the Holden Trade Club program. More information is available for the trade at

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