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Old 10-10-2001, 19:08   #1 (permalink)
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The precious Monaro..

http://www.mellor.net/mellor/enews.n...56AE10030FD96/$file/2001.10.11_enews106_Monaro.pdf

Ugly is the first word that comes to mind here..

Actually it looks more VT in the front apart from the badge move..

What y'all think?
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Old 10-10-2001, 19:15   #2 (permalink)
 
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Well I think that the grill looks like the Opel so no surprises there.

It is what you would expect. Not a coupe person so I won't go into raptures about it. Will be watching closely to see how it sells and for how long.
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Old 10-10-2001, 19:16   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2001, 19:19   #4 (permalink)
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I reckon it looks OK. The grille looks very "Opelish" to me, like GMH couldn't be bothered designing one themselves so just used an Opel one.:rolleyes: I thought it was interesting (good)that the car pictured had no spoilers on it. Makes it look neat and tidy. It will be interesting to see the HSV vesions (and the price tag:eek:).
Biante are already releasing today a 1:18 diecast model of the new Monaro. A sneak peek will be available at 12am EST on the "Showroom" page of Biante site www.diecast.net.au
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I got in OK without Username or Password.:D

There are more pics and an article about the Monaro in The Telegraph (page 11). And before you all ask, sorry, I haven't got a scanner so I can't scan it for you.:(
The article that Mighty XE refers to is a much better one anyway, more detail and better pics.
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Old 10-10-2001, 19:23   #6 (permalink)
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The interior is definately not easy on the eyes. Yuukkk!!

Putting that little bar across the grill looks crap on a modern car the front of it looks to plain, probably would look better if that bar wasn't there.

On thing I've noticed, is that in a holden the tacho is larger than the speedo, but in a ford its the other way round....I wonder why that is. Probably so while they're driving they can show their friends how high its revving. "look mate 7 grand, fully siiiick mate"

I wonder if the will actually put the IRS Control link in this time?
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Hmmm, link didn't copy properly.

Just go to www.mellor.net

Click on Automotive e-news on the left

Then click on 'Get e-news now' on the right

I didn't need a username or password...
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I'd much prefer the original concept. The back of this one looks crap and the front of the thing looks like a Vectra/Astra. Chicks car..haha
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I cant believe that they are actually mentioning that the car is lighter.
its only 12 bloody kilos lighter, like that will make a difference.
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Here's the Telegraph article



Quote:
An icon that's come to life
By KEVIN HEPWORTH Motoring Editor
11oct01

THIS is the car Holden had to build – the Monaro.



Holden this morning will use the Sydney Motor Show to unveil the first production model since 1976 to carry the marque's most famous badge – and it's a car the people demanded.

Since stunning the 1998 Sydney Motor Show with the unheralded unveiling of the Commodore Coupe, Holden's path to the Monaro was sealed.

"It is a very important car for us," Holden chairman and managing director Peter Hanenberger
said yesterday. "The Monaro has always been a kind of an icon, and to rejuvenate and bring
this icon car back after so many years is a big thing for Holden."

The 22-month, $60 million development program for the Monaro has again highlighted the
talents of Holden's head of design Michael Simcoe and his team of designers.

"It is a hero car and we consider it as being the top of the line [for Holden] . . . exciting,
individualistic and the most motivating product we have released for a long time," Mr Hanenberger said.

The original Monaro, the 1968 HK, became an instant legend with race success at Sandown
and Bathurst in its debut year.

During the next decade the Monaro built a following which was to sustain the faithful for 25
years until today.

Even without revealing a price – expected to be around $50,000 – Holden has been inundated with orders.

The Monaro is being built on the same production line as the Commodore ute and will have a
maximum capacity of about 33 cars a day, or 7000 a year.

Initially Monaro production will run at 4000 cars a year.

"This is not a two-door Commodore, it is a brand new car based on a very successful car
and the Monaro will have its place in our portfolio for a long time," Mr Hanenberger said. "It
will be always a very individual, customised kind of vehicle so you will always feel you have
something others don't have . . . that is what we want to continue with."

The Sydney Motor Show opens to the public at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre tomorrow morning and will run until October 21.

Admission for adults is $13.50, children and seniors tickets are $8 and a family ticket for two
adults and three children under 16 is $31.

Tomorrow's Daily Telegraph will include the official 2001 Sydney Motor Show guide.
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