1972 HOLDEN LJ TORANA XU-1 - $139,999
1972 HOLDEN TORANA XU-1. AN AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORT ICON.
The Muscle Car Shop presents this quite extraordinary XU-1 Torana fresh from a total restoration. Genuine JP BLOCK. Every detail is a delight and it really is hard to know where to start!
The body is beautifully finished in gleaming factory OEM orange that 'pops' in any light. Detail from the door jams to under bonnet finish testify to the care taken. That is just the beginning!
Opening the bonnet is a theatrical moment. Do this at a car meet and you will feel like you are being mobbed by bees to a honeypot. The same story continues underneath. Do your homework because you will be asked a lot of questions and be a centre of attention!
The motor. JP Block. An awful lot of hard work and attention to details sets this as one of the nicest examples of its type we have seen. This is not just bolt on some chrome and call it good. It is also not an over the top chocolate box polish n chrome it exercise. It is period correct and in harmony with what an XU-1 should be in this style. Look carefully at the detail down to the smallest fittings and finishes. The crowning glory of the triple Stromberg carburettors that breathe life into this XU-1 deliver an experience that is a symphony for the soul.
The interior. An utter delight. It feels like a time machine. What shines through is the no nonsense purposeful layout. This design and ergonomics was 100% about motorsport. When winning on Sunday meant sales on Monday. There was a direct correlation to what the public saw on the racetrack.
If you are not familiar with the heady days of the late 60's and early 70's Australian motorsport we suggest to do some reading. Names such as Firth, Bond and Brock and the hows and whys in light of the BIG BANGERS they raced against. The GTR X-U1 was a giant killer with Its many podium finishes forging its iconic legacy.
Given 24 hours prior to listing, Holden announced its departure from the Australian psyche, we feel this vehicle just became that little bit more special. Every generation has its favourite but a few rise to the top. The HKTG Monaros and GTR Toranas just capture an extraordinary period of Australian history right through to social and national identity.
The new owner of this XU-1 will be in the unique position of not only enjoying a great driving experience but also reassured of the investment potential of this Australian icon.
COLOUR: SEBRING ORANGE
ENGINE: 202 JP BLOCK TRIPLE STROMBERG CARB
TRANSMISSION: 4 SPEED
OTHER INFORMATION: STRONG INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
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