1976 Holden LX Torana SL/R 5000 (Sold)

Mileage 266302
Engine 5.0 V8
Rego VRT 126
Based on the first all-Australian Torana, the LX was a revamped version of the LH model first seen in 1974 and brought with it the first hatchback body seen on a Holden. Few mechanical changes were made apart from the introduction of new anti-pollution gear (an increase in compression ratio from 9:1 to 9.7: on the 5-litre V8 ensured no performance was lost when this engine was specified) but from early 1977 the switch to radial tuned suspension radically transformed the handling of the Torana. While the new hatchback garnered all the attention, the SL/R 5000 was again the hero car for Holden - particularly when equipped with one of two V8 engines (the 4.2-litre and 5.0-litre) - and there was no mistaking the high performance model thanks to the front and rear spoilers and distinctive script and paintwork. In order to homologate the Salisbury back end, now with rear disc brakes, Holden introduced the A9X option with a 3.08 diff, different front spoiler and bonnet scoop. Although it failed on the first attempt at Bathurst in 1977, Peter Brock and Jim Richards cleaned up in 1978-79 and dominated the Australian Touring Car Championship through the late 1970s. This particular Torana is the real deal and first time on the market in decades. If the Holden production estimates are correct this is one of 812- 5.0 cars ever build and I would hate to think how many are left. Changes have been made over the past 47 years inc 5 speed gearbox, ROH wheels, rear drop tank, rear disc brakes and a 10 bolt diff. The general condition is good for age but she's no show car and has been priced accordingly. Thinking under $80,000 this is the best valued, genuine 5.0 SL/R 5000 on the market at present. Note doesnt come with any books or history. Well here is your chance of buying a piece of Australian motoring history that's sensibly priced. Inspection is a must and a video of the underside can be provided. Small amount of rust in the boot as well.   Contact Ben Finnis today - 0411 744 190     -Finance available -Door to door transport available -All cars inspected by our fully trained mechanics.            Over 50 x Classics in stock and more arriving daily . Go to http://www.collectableclassiccars.com.au MORE CLASSIC CARS WANTED. CONTACT BEN FINNIS Collectable Classic Cars & Bikes - Strathalbyn SA Est 1989  
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