The LC Torana range was released in 1969 to compete in the mid-sized car market here in Australia. It was as instant success,
winning the Wheels Magazine, Car of the Year award on its debut year in 1969. The smaller body car with the big six cylinder engine made a great
power to weight ratio vehicle. It was thought to be so promising that 1 year after its release the newly formed Holden Dealer Team (HDT) and Manager,
Harry Firth decided to drop the full sized GTS 350 Monaro’s from Racing duties and let the smaller LC GTR XU1 Torana now represent Holden in the
Touring Car Championship with two relatively unknown drivers in Colin Bond and future HDT racing legend Peter (Perfect) Brock.
This particular LC GTR is a super rare white on white factory combo. We were told that just 3 LC GTR’s were built in this wild combination.
The actual colour scheme is paint code 11401 being Kashmir White and trim code 48V being Sandlewood.
It is a late 1970, Brisbane built Torana with matching numbers and being very original still with hardly any modifications, which is rare to find nowadays.
The GTR was sold new through dealer 048 which is the NSW Government and it is highly likely that it was a NSW Police car, which would make perfect sense as
not many vehicles would have outrun this little rocket back in 1970.
The body on this GTR is rust free, very straight and has good panel gaps all round. The paint is great and it has had a quality respray at some stage,
however the current owner bought it like this over 5 years ago, so it’s not a fresh blow over hiding future dramas. The chrome and stainless presents well,
as does the glass, lights and grill. It is a super clean example of a 50 year old GTR Torana as the photos show, but not a ground up resto show queen.
The engine seems to have had a freshen up at some stage and runs well, recently completing an 800km trip without a glitch. The original Opel gearbox has been
upgraded to the stronger M20 Aussie 4 speed. Apart from this, the running gear is very original and standard. The engine bay has also been detailed as close
to original as possible.
Just like the rest of the car, the interior is in excellent condition. All of the original GTR equipment is in place and in great condition. The vinyl trim is
excellent throughout and the only addition from new is a CD player in a cradle mounted with 2 screws under the dash. It is easily removable for those who want
the 100% original look, or functioning well for others who would purchase the car to cruise regularly whilst listening to some tunes. There is a rear Venetian
in the back window for that cool, classic look and UV protection.
The car runs the original steel wheels, with genuine red wall BF Goodrich tyres. It drives well as a good early 70’s car should.
It is currently on a NSW club permit, so is being listed as is, without Reg or RWC.
It would improve any car lovers Christmas and end the strange year of 2020 on a super high.
There is a detailed walk around video of the car running through our Youtube link.
Please contact Russ with any Genuine inquiries.