Scott’s Le Monaro…

I have always wanted an LE since I first saw one cruising down the road. I used to collect all the “for sale” ads I found in the “Trading post” etc. I ended up with quite a few adds and in one case the same car popped up about 4 times in about 6 years. I think it started at about $9000 in 1992 to $14000 in 1998 and as far as I could tell no work was carried out on the car.

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As for mine, I spotted it on eBay about 2 years ago. I’m in SA and the car was in Melbourne. I flew over and drove her back with a mate. Ran really well and the only drama being a flat tyre (retread!!!) just out of Ballarat. The wheel brace didn’t fit so I assumed we were in strife, but luckily my mate had an Uncle that lived in Ballarat so we soon got the spare on and away we went.

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Nice new wheel trims Scott! Hard to get.

My LE hasn’t got the original engine in it (bit disappointed) but I feel I got it for a bargain. For the price I paid I would have been mad to let her go. I had to source a grill badge and surround for it. I also have a front spoiler for her. The addition of new wheel trims last week gives it an edge. I also have wheel arch trims but not sure if I will put them on.

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I also scored and 8 track player a month ago, which is now in its original spot (not in photos).

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Good looking interior too! A new 8 track has now been put in place since this photo was taken…

That’s about all I have added to the car. Everything else such as electric windows, gauges etc all work fine. Interior is very neat and tidy. Still sounds great. Eventually will get a respray but that’s in the future as I have a HQ Coupe on the go.

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Those back seats look very comfy.

The number plates were a bonus as they are just the old SA plates. Luckily the car that originally had the plates was wrecked over 5 years ago. So basically I have personalised plates for a once only fee of $70. Bargain!!

Regards,
 
            Scott Edwards

3 thoughts on “Scott’s Le Monaro…”

  1. mate great story & from the pics the LE looks really straight. I am on the lookout for one & have been for a while. Richard

  2. I have had two LE Monaro’s and the seats in yours have been recovered because they aren’t right just thought I’d let you know … Still a nice car though !!!!

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