MY PINK MONARO

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Hi Todd, Could you for­ward my de­tails to the owner of the Monaro in your last is­sue. I think this is my old car. A long time ago I pur­chased an HT six-cylin­der Monaro on the North Shore. It was tired, with mi­nor ac­ci­dent dam­age to the right-hand rear quar­ter panel. I bought the last new right-hand rear quar­ter in New Zealand from Davie Mo­tors in Otahuhu. Some­body had re­placed the 186 en­gine with a 202. I sold that and re­fit­ted a pe­riod-cor­rect 350 (300hp) Chev and four-speed Mun­cie. I re­painted the Ve­hi­cle in ‘Strike Me Pink’ — a fac­tory XU1 colour — and fit­ted pe­riod-cor­rect Globe Bathurst al­loys. I sold the ve­hi­cle to a guy in Hast­ings, who spent a for­tune on mod­i­fi­ca­tions for drag rac­ing. The li­cense plate when I owned it was NS350. At that point, if you went to the right mo­tor reg­is­tra­tion shop at the right time, you could get the plate num­ber you wanted, if you were lucky. Best re­gards, Dou­glas An­der­son

Hey Dou­glas, There can’t be too many pink Monaros around. Pete’s in­formed us that it’s not his one though, as his had spent its whole life in In­ver­cargill be­fore he got his hands on it. Cheers,

Todd

PS. Does any­one know where Dou­glas’s car has gone? Let us know if you do.

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