The Very Last Monaro To Shine In Emerald
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24th February, 2006
The country Queensland businessman who bought the very last current generation Monaro in a global auction seen his historic coupe for the first time today.
Darryl Mattingley, from Emerald in Queensland , was the highest bidder when the unique coupe was auctioned.
His last minute bid of $187,600 (AUD) was three times that of a standard CV8 Monaro, which has a recommended retail price of $60,490. Ironically, he outbid another buyer from Emerald keen to secure the piece of Australian automotive history.
Mr Mattingley today received the keys to the very last Monaro, which Holden auctioned with all proceeds directed to long time Holden charity partner, the Leukaemia Foundation.
Mr Mattingley is a life-long car enthusiast, who has bought and restored a number of cars. He doesn’t plan to drive the car, but will instead ensure it appreciates by keeping it in ‘cold storage’.
“I think, being the last in the line, it will be a great investment. I also wanted to buy the car because the money is going to such a good cause.”
The Leukaemia Foundation was also present at the handover event, to receive the proceeds of the auction. Adrian Collins, CEO of the Leukaemia Foundation, was delighted with the result.
“ The Leukaemia Foundation is thrilled to have been chosen to receive the proceeds of the last Monaro sold and we sincerely thank both Holden and the Mattingleys for their overwhelming generosity.
The incredible $187,600 donated will ensure the 11 Holden patient cars can continue to provide this vital service to patients and families for the next two years. In 2005, Holden's contribution assisted more than 3,000 patients and families and covered more than 250,000 kilometres."
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