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Look what we've been building - and you could own it! Entires close July 10, 2012. See our magazine and our home page.

Project Purple - Torana XU-1 home page
Project Torana XU-1 - part 1

 

Torana XU-1

Story & video: Guy Allen; Pix: Guy Allen + Ellen Dewar + Stuart Grant

Part 1 - Look what we found

Part 1 video

Part 2 - The strip joint

Part 2 video 

Part 3 - A nasty surprise + new chrome

Part 3 video

Part 4 - The bodywork is almost there!

Part 5 - At last - new paint!

Part 6 - John Bowe drives the finished product

 

SPECIFICATIONS

1972 LJ Torana XU-1

ENGINE 3298cc 6cyl, OHV, 12v

POWER 151kW @ 6000rpm

TORQUE 302Nm @ 4000rpm

GEARBOX 4-speed manual

WEIGHT 1048kg

0-100KM/H 7.0sec (estimated)

TOP SPEED 222km/h

PRICE$3455 (1972)

 

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