Torana GTR surprise packet - today's auction tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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LJ sleeper

Okay, so it might seem a little outrageous to call a bright pink (Strike Me Pink in Holden-speak) Torana a sleeper, but wait until you peek under the bonnet!

Lurking in the snout is a 308 V8 with a bit of warm-up work done to it, mated to an M21 four-speed manual. 

The idea behind the project was to emulate the prototype V8 LJ GTRs that Holden played with and ended up not following through.

We have a suspicion this one would go like the proverbial rocket. 

The car has passed engineering requirements in Queensland and NSW, and has been registered in both states.

It has just come up for auction at Grays, as part of a much bigger event, and we reckon it's a brliliant discussion-starter. You'd never be lonely at a car show, if you turned up with it. 

 

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