Nightrider Monaro

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Nightrider Monaro

Postby PacificMuscle » Fri May 04, 2007 4:03 pm

It's time to put this puppy to bed ...





The Nightrider Monaro is NOT a HQ LS Monaro.





The base car is an HQ Monaro coupe.





The HQ Monaro came in three models. Monaro Coupe, Monaro LS and Monaro GTS. I think we are all agreed that it is not a GTS. The Monaro coupe was at Kingswood trim level and the LS at Premier trim level.





The differentiating features are:








Monaro Coupe 2 headlamps Black Plastic Dash Monaro badge on dash





Monaro LS 4 headlamps Woodgrain Dash MonaroLS badge on dash





Other LS features Vinyl roof ( A delete option but most had them), A stainless trim under the doors along the sill. Chrome trim on bootlid (not visable on the NR car as under the rear spoiler). Loop pile carpet ( Rubber mats in Monaro coupe ... as seen when NR brakes heavily ... carpet optional).





So here is my argument.





The NR car has two headlamps, no vinyl roof, a kingswood dash, no stainless sill trims and rubber mats.





In the nexrt post are supporting pics ...





First pic shows a Monaro coupe behind a GTS coupe.





Second pic is an LS Monaro.





Third pic is a screen capture of the NR car's dash. It is very clearly the painted plastic dash of the base model. The Monaro badge is also obvious despite having a piece of blue camera tape stuck across it.





Fourth Pic is the Monaro LS dash as seen in a HQ sales pamphlet.





In the next post is the HQ range chart (some clown has drawn a spoiler on the boot of the Monaro coupe)





It's also interesting to note that we almost always see the driver's side of the car in the film.





There is, however, a very clear shot of the Monaro charging toward the camera just before the blue bongo van pulls out where it is clear that the flares ... seen in the MFP garage scene ... are still fitted to the passenger side. The front flare can later be seen damaged and flapping about.





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Postby PacificMuscle » Fri May 04, 2007 4:11 pm

Problems with the pics ...





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Postby PacificMuscle » Fri May 04, 2007 4:22 pm

The HQ range ...





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Postby PacificMuscle » Fri May 04, 2007 4:27 pm

And to avoid another Sockpuppetgate ... I am XAMan but for some reason couldn't log on.





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Postby March Hare » Fri May 04, 2007 5:56 pm

Quote: Originally posted by PacificMuscle on 05 May 2007



And to avoid another Sockpuppetgate ... I am XAMan but for some reason couldn't log on.










...... same here XAMan..for 2-3 days I couldn't log on, not to save my life..I even tried to register under a different name to post about the problem but EVERY new name I tried came back "taken".. even DOGDICK came back as belonging to another member?...


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Postby RickH » Sat May 05, 2007 12:33 am

That's great info, thanks XAMan.





I don't remember seeing the flares, I'm gonna have to watch it again!
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Postby nelson » Sat May 05, 2007 1:33 pm

hey march hare why do you want to use my DOGDICK name. I am saving it, lol. That post cracked me up.
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Postby PursuitSpecial » Sun May 06, 2007 6:55 pm

Pete, so that leaves one thing for explination... the courtesy lights on the inside of the C-pillars. I though the LS had them, but the base coupe didn't.





And to clarify an earlier post of mine, when I said "twin" headlight front, I was referring to two headlights total, versus a "quad" front with four lights total.





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Postby Bronze21 » Sun May 06, 2007 8:29 pm

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Postby MFP1 » Sun May 06, 2007 8:47 pm

I have heard a pretty solid roumor that madmaxcars.com is building a show quality nightrider replica for a client (on the qt) right now. The car is suposed to be a base model coupe, but it is possible that was upgraed with some LS hardware. I will email them and see if they are willing to spill the beans.
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