The 1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500 was held on 1 October, 1972 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst in New South Wales. Cars competed in four classes defined by Capacity Price Units, where the engine capacity, expressed in litres was multiplied by the purchase price in Australian dollars to arrive at a CP value for each vehicle. It was the 13th running of the Bathurst 500 race and the last to be held over the original distance of 500 miles. It was also the last to allow drivers to compete for the full distance without a relief driver.
Aussie Muscle Car fans will remember this rain soaked race won by 27 year old Peter Brock driving a Holden Dealer Team prepared Torana LJ XU-1, the first of Brock's record nine victories in which Brock finished a lap ahead of Queensland racer John French driving an XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III. And this was despite Brock being penalised one minute at his last pit stop for starting his car while the HDT crew were still re-fueling. A further lap behind was the Valiant Charger E49 of Doug Chivas.
The Hardie-Ferodo 500 created two legends on that day. Brock and the XU-1.
AMCS is proud to present this genuine 1972 LJ GTR XU-1 Torana for sale.
And she's a little ripper! In factory Glacier White with Black trim, this Torana XU-1 has been kept as close to original and correct factory specifications as possible.One of the first 100 Brisbane built XU-1's, this LJ is build no. 15 of the 100.
She's all matching numbers from the JP block with correct head, intake manifold, exhaust and diff. And that wonderful Premium 98 is still pumped through this little beasts veins with the original numbers correct triple CD Strombergs still working a treat. Gears are swapped through an original Aussie close ratio M20 gearbox and the beefier 3.08 Banjo limited slip diff.
The black interior is all original except for a re-trim to the front seats. Rear seat, door cards, carpets, belts and headlining are all original. The original AM radio is still installed. Showing 48,230 miles, the car was repainted in two pack paint and still presents in very good condition to this day with no rust or damage apparent.
Owned by the current family since 1983 and used as a normal family car until 1991 and then stored away as a treasured family member. Will you be the third owner of this Bathurst winner?
Come and check out this stunning little XU-1, because .... WHEN YOU'RE HOT - YOU'RE HOT!
In our Kingsgrove Sydney showroom. (Ref. 5471)
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