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Holden to restore and giveaway 2004 Monaro CV8

Holden has announced it will restore, contemporise and giveaway a 2004 Monaro CV8 with Craig Lowndes the Project Monaro ambassador.

Holden has announced it will restore, contemporise and then giveaway a 2004 Monaro CV8. Holden said in a statement, “Project Monaro is a real ‘money-can’t-buy’ kind of car – as close to a brand new CV8 as possible, only reimagined, refined and improved from the ground up using Holden Genuine, ACDelco and Chevrolet Performance Parts”.

Holden is tasking its Port Melbourne Design Team to contemporise the old Monaro on the inside and outside but it hasn’t suggested what that might mean. “The Holden Engineering team, along with the help of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team and some key build partners, are in charge of improving ‘the big three’ performance characteristics of the Monaro – the go, stop and turn, and bringing it to current day performance standards”.

In an attempt to whip up some positive attention on the struggling Lion brand, Holden has tasked Craig Lowndes with leading a “series of entertaining mini-documentaries…From the concept development, through body, interior and mechanical restoration, culminating in the final shakedown of Project Monaro at Holden’s top-secret Lang Lang Proving Ground with Lowndesy himself behind the wheel”.

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The competition is open to both car buyers and those in the motor trade via Holden dealerships in Australia and New Zealand, with second prize listed as Lowndesy’s Ultimate Holden Garage, comprising of tools, Red Bull Holden Racing Team exclusives, to an incredible collection of Lowndes themed memorabilia. 


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.