1973 Torana GTR XU-1 - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Giant-killer Holden

Holden's GTR XU-1 played to a very popular theme: a big engine in a little car.

In our feature on the GTR and GTR XU-1 series, we note: "Holden Dealer Team maestro, Harry Firth was quick to recognise the six-cylinder Torana's potential as a race winner and had a competition version under development even before the first GTRs appeared in dealer showrooms.

"Code-named XU-1, Holden's secret weapon had a 3.1-litre '186' engine with triple Stromberg carburetors, which developed 119kW. To enhance high-speed stability and distinguish the car from single-carburetor versions, a front air-dam and rear 'ducktail' spoiler were fitted."

This LJ was originally assembled at the Acacia Ridge, Qld, plant and has since undergone what is described as a factory-correct restoration.

It's with Australian Muscle Car Sales in Sydney, priced at $215,000.

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