Holden LC Torana GTR – today’s tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Nice clean GTR looks like fun

Holden LC Torana GTR – today’s tempter
GTR-badged Torana has triple Strombergs under the hood.

Holden’s LC series was the second generation to wear the Torana badge and was built 1969-72. Numerous engine packages were offered, in six and four cylinders, from 1159cc all the way up to 3049cc (186ci).

This was when the car moved further away from its Vauxhall roots, particularly with the six-cylinder versions, which were longer in the wheelbase than the fours and boasted a bigger and more aggressive snout.

The sporty LC versions of the GTR started off with the 2600cc engine and upgraded to the 2850 late in production. Both had disc front brakes and bucket seats as standard.

In 1970, the legendary Harry Firth helped Holden develop the race homologation special, the GTR XU-1.

Though not original, this GTR-badged example in WA presents well, particularly in the engine bay, which boasts a big intake manifold with triple Stromberg carburettors bolted to it.

As you’d expect, it’s running a four-speed manual transmission.

The owner offers a RWC with the car, which is priced at $31,000.

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