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This is the one I have been DREADING to do. I have 17 files, where I can absolutely confirm the tail lights exist. Unfortunately, I know my files are incomplete, and I figured there are around 20+ different versions of tail lights from around the globe, which were available. I personally owned (past tense) 7 different variants, but decided to modify a set of VT tails w/ amber turn signal.

Many of the older tail light verions have been discontinued :-( . On occasion, an oddball shows up and people make up stories about what they actually are. Plus, with the prices and scarcity of the VX / VZ platform, I feel it would be a good idea to create some sort of a catalog / discription of them. I feel, if nobody makes tis thread of parts, what they are and who they were made by and such, the information will be lost.

IAs always, if anyone has additional info on ANY of this, PLEASE post up what you know. I WELCOME ANY INPUT!!!

I'd also like to add, I am NOT an expert on these parts. This is simply what I have found in (close to) a decade of compiling this record. I 'borrowed' photo's from the interwebs and "Book of Faces". Again, if any info is incorrect, PLEASE let me know!!! If you have ANYTHING to add 馃憠 馃憠 DO IT!!!
 

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
STOCK Monaro (2000 to 2005) GTO (2004 - 2005):

I'm going to go out on a limb and say, this is BY FAR, the most common tail light for this platform.

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
STOCK CV8 / Blood Red Tails:

Basically, these are the same as the previous ones, but the back side of the red lens has been blacked out. They are a nice transition to the later factory tail light version

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
STOCK 2006 GTO:

I know these were not exclusive to the Pontiac GTO, but I can't recall which Holden they came on. These are almost the same as the earlier versions (listed above),except wth a clear lens and the backing painted flat black. They feature a chrome coated cup for each of the lights, which gives a nice contrast to the black. From the right angle, these tail lights also compliment the exhaust tips.

NOT TO BE CONFUSED with the 427 tail lights, which are VERY RARE (in the U.S., Australia and around the world). In order to comply with the U.S. Dept of Trans., these were fitted with a red reflector, on the lateral most part of the part. The 427's did NOT have this reflector.


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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
427's / Holden HSV GTO:

Unlike the Stock 2006 Pontiac GTO tail lights, theseDO NOT have the red reflector on the outside / lateral most portion of the tail light. These tail lights ae EXCEEDINGLY RARE and sell for quite a bit of $$$ - when and 馃憠 IF 馃憟 they ever come up for sale.


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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Holden VX TAIL LIGHTS:

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
Holden "Blood Red" Vx Tail Lights:

Then someone got the idea to convert the VX's in a similar style to the CV8 tail lights. By removing the outer lens, masking and using black tint on the inside of the lens, you get a completely different look to these lights.

Here's a comparo between the two versions of the same tail light:

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I'm actuallysurprised someone hasn't taken a set of these and used a clear lens over the tail light, blacked out the background in flat black and used some sort of a red lens over the "brake light" (sort of what they did with the 2006 GTO / 427 type of look).
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
ALTEZZA Style (chrome):

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
ALTEZZA Style (black):

I've seen people online try to pass these off as 427's. Again, these are similar, but have a chrome ring in the area of the brake light. There is a smaller red lens and the pattern in the actual red plastic lens is different than the 427's. in the advertising picture, they are sort of similar, but in person, that red brake light lens is markedly different - especially if you're not looking straight at it from the back. From a bit of a sideview, the inner chrome ring is very noticable.

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
DEPOT TAIL LIGHTS (Black):

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Discussion Starter · #11 · (Edited)
DEPOT TAIL LIGHTS (chrome):


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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
DEPOT LED TAIL LIGHT (chrome):


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Discussion Starter · #15 · (Edited)
CLEAR VT:

These are NOT U.S. DOT legal

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
Holden VT TAIL LIGHTS (amber turn signal):


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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
Holden VT TAIL LIGHTS (clear turn signal):


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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
STAR TREK TAILS:

I wasn't sure what to call these, but the backup and reverse parts look like the Star Trek symbol. These were not available state side, but could be imported. I've seen maybe a handful of pictures with these tail lights in the car.

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STAR TREK TAILS (chrome):


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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
I'm probbaly wromg, but I recall there being tail lights for sale on eBay with a chrome or silver pinstripe around the outer edge (see below). I don''t have much info. other than that. I'm not sure if someone (this guy) was selling his, or if this was something a company made for a while...馃し鈥嶁檪锔...



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From what I read in the thread, he sold the aftermarket ones . . . 鈽 . . . and reinstalled the OEM ones . . . 馃憞 . . .both look like they have pinstripes on them.


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If you like spending time on Australian eBay, and want something different, but pretty easy to add, these work fine if you can find them. Simple bolt-ons except for the tag attachment, which you are going to have to fabricate. I added the PONTIAC letters from a 65 or 66 GTO for nostalgic effect, and painted the centers blue to match
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