1972 LJ Torana GTR XU-1 (SOLD)

You can feel Brockie and Bathurst in these Torana XU-1s. Just sitting in the car takes you back to the heyday of motor racing in the early 1970s. The great battle of David and Goliath - Holden versus Ford and Moffat versus Brock. You can still see the XU-1s battling it out in the rain in 1972 and famously taking the Hardie Ferodo 500 Bathurst flag at the end of the day. Brock's first Bathurst win and the Torana that beat the Falcon GTHO Phase 3.

Here we have for sale a genuine 2nd month 1972 LJ GTR XU-1 presented in beautiful factory Lime Green Metallic with original Black interior. A nice bonus to the stunning interior is the glove box signature of the late great Harry Firth, AOM. The XU1 was bare metal restored over 3 years from 2005 and completed in 2008.

Fitted with the factory original JP XU-1 engine, fully rebuilt by the owner, date correct XU-1 head, original intake manifold and new original style exhaust. And that wonderful Premium 98 is still pumped through this little beasts veins with the original numbers correct triple CD Strombergs. Gears are swapped through the original recondioned M20 gearbox and the 3.36:1 ratio Banjo limited slip diff. Showing 83,255 miles with 4,500 miles since restoration. Interior has been retrimmed with original gauges, steering wheel and optional factory AM radio with speaker on the parcel shelf.

Tailshaft, brakes, suspension all serviced and rebuilt where necessary by the owner. Receipts and thorough report on all work done. Riding on original Bathurst Globe Sprintmaster wheels including correct centre caps and good rubber. Comes with a letter of verification from GMH. Has an aftermarket rear window venetian and original NASCO tow bar fitted to look the period.

Ownership history includes 4 owners from new. Originally sold through McLeod, Kelso and Lee of Newcastle, NSW. Current owner has known of the car since 1978 and has been the proud custodian since 2005. Enamel NSW number plates XUI-010 included if sold in NSW. Located in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Come and check this XU-1 out, because .... WHEN YOU'RE HOT - YOU'RE HOT! (Ref. 5386)







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