The first and last CV8 Monaros are heading to auction

The very first and the very last CV8 Monaros, both with super-low mileage, are to be auctioned by Shannons



  • First CV8 orginally owned by Trevor Young of Biante Cars
  • Final CV8 given to the Leukaemia Foundation and sold via eBay

A pair of delivery kilometre only, Aussie muscle classics have been spotted at the the new Shannons Auction house in Eagle Farm, Queensland. As we understand, they will be offered as separate lots in the Shannons 40th Anniversary Timed Online Auction, to be held 23-30 November.

As our exclusive pictures show, both are completely original, showing insignificant kilometres on each of their digital odometers. The history of both cars was well documented when they were delivered, but little is known of their fate since then. It’s safe to assume that each was kept as part of a collection, given their simultaneous emergence from hibernation.

Originally destined for the garage of Holden Chairman Peter Hanenberger, the November 2001-build, Devil Yellow V2-model CV8 was instead delivered new to Trevor Young, owner of Biante Model Cars. The 5.7-litre litre, six-speed Monaro left Mr Young’s custody some time ago, but still shows a mere 90kms on the clock and has never been registered.

According to Joshua Dowling’s book Monaro: Rebirth of a Legend (2003), the first Monaro CV8 wore build number 790015 and our understanding is that this vehicle wears that build number.

The final Monaro CV8, this time a VZ-model, was built on 13 December 2005 and is a little easier to discern. The runout Monaros were all badged as CV8-Zs, however the final car wore a single, gunmetal grey CV8-Z badge on the rear and was made with a mix of CV8 and CV8-Z parts.

The colour, ‘Torque’ was a special hue created by Holden Design, while interior trim also varied from the standard production cars. The CV8-Z wheels were engraved ‘Monaro’ and Mike Simcoe’s signature appears on the dashboard. Documentation states this car’s VIN ends in 999999, which checks out with the final car produced.

It was given to the Leukaemia Foundation and sold via eBay to raise funds for the charity. The winning bid of $187,355.55 was, as at 3 March 2006, the most expensive item ever sold via eBay Australia.

The odometer on the final CV8 shows just 27km!

Both cars have now gone live on the Shannons website, though the full listings are yet to be uploaded.