I've had my ear to the ground now for the best part of a year to source a near-perfect Monaro without paying the 30-36k tag on them brand new, and finally found one - Mar 06 facelift version with the snouted bonnet etc...
So at the moment the coupe sits in my garage completely stripped of all non-standard gear (bar the Reiger bumpers/skirts/spoiler) which I've left on as the skirts and rear bumper extension are bonded on and would be a right mess to take off. ICE took 4 days to go in and just over an hour to come back out
All that's now left is a quick hoover and a dose of soapy water and she's off to her new home tomorrow lunchtime...then the mk5 s/hatch will be handed over to VX the morning that the gas guzzler arrives. Haulage company are supposed to get back to me today with the date that it will be here
Right now I'm like a 5 year old a week before xmas - counting the sleeps till it comes (and counting the change in my pocket that's going to have to fund my right foots addiction to speed). I'll be sorry to see both the coupe and mk5 go, but things change and if I don't go and do this now while I can I probably never will and will look back in 5 years time and regret not doing it...so hey ho, time to live on beans and toast for a few years while I have some v8 fun