1974 Holden LH Torana SLR 5000 L34 - Barbados Green ... (SOLD)

For sale is a GMH Homologation work of art, the L34 Torana SL/R 5000. Forever connected in our hearts and minds to the genius of Harry Firth and the racing legends of Brock, Sampson, Bond, Harvey, Morris, Richards, Forbes, Janson, Bartlett, O'Brien, Negus and Skelton. A race winning combo resulting in a Hardie Ferodo 2, 3, 4 finish in 1974; 1, 2, 3 finish in 1975 and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7th in the 1976 great race. Without any doubt, L34 is firmly stamped into the record books at Mount Panorama.

One of only 263 L34 Toranas ever built, this restored matching numbers log booked Barbados Green LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 is proudly offered for sale. This is the one you've been waiting for! Located in our Sydney Showroom for your inspection.

Developed by Holden, HDT and Harry Firth as a ready-made production race car, the L34 was powered by the trusty 308 V8 reworked by Repco Engine Developments, using much of the thinking from the then current Formula 5000 open-wheelers. It featured a strengthened block, a specific non-production crankshaft, upgraded rods and pistons, along with a special cam, roller rockers, unique heads and a host of other features. It ran a twin point and twin coil ignition, a high pressure fuel pump plus tubular steel extractors and a heavy duty radiator for improved cooling. There was also a High Output option designed specifically for would be racers which upgraded the L34 with additional go fast goodies, including upgraded camshaft and rockers, plus a Holley 780 carburettor.

The L34 utilised the M21 heavy duty gearbox and stronger back axle, uprated 11" disc brakes up front and 10" drums at the rear and bigger 14" steel Rally wheels. The bolt on flares were there to cover up the wider rubber and inside the centre console and boot mat were deleted to save weight.

Mindful of any more backfires from a then anti-supercar high performance world, Holden claimed a modest 240 horses for the L34, though a well sorted L34 would probably hit more like 350 Hp.

Although the L34 had it''s fair share of teething problems mainly due to the weak link being the gearbox and diff, Peter Brock and Brian Sampson dominated the 1974 Bathurst 1000 by an incredible six laps before the car stopped on lap 118. While the L34 didn't win in 1974 they were well represented in the top finishers. Behind the eventual race winner, John Goss and Kevin Bartlett in the XB GT Hardtop was the Forbes/Negus L34 in 2nd, Richards/Coppons L34 in 3rd and Bond/Skeltons L34 in 4th. The L34 of Colin Bond won 3 of the five-round 1974 Manufacturers Championship, sealing the title for Holden and beating the more fancied rivals such as Allan Moffat in his XB GT Falcon. And Brocky did win Bathurst by two laps in 1975 in a privateer L34, partnered with Brian Sampson. And 1976 was an astonishing white wash for Holden with the L34 taking out the first 7 places!

The L34 you’re looking at here was completed by GMH in August, 1974 and was originally ordered through McDowell Motors of Kyogle, NSW for D.L Cowen & Sons, Cars P/L and delivered to the first owner on the 16th of December, 1974. It was owned for many years by a collector before joining the impressive collection of cars exhibited by the Gosford Motor Museum before its purchase by the current owner in 2017. While the L34 has had an external 2 pack repaint, the engine bay is presented in original condition. The L34 runs the factory roller rockers, L34 valves, a Hi-Volume Oil Pump, H&M Headers, stainless full exhaust and a heavy duty radiator.

The L34 has been repainted in 2 pack Barbados Green. Other than the standard 1990s mods of bonnet pin tie downs and the alloy drop tank the car presents as a totally stock standard L34. The original matching numbers L34 Repco engine is still in place and the Torana is running electronic coil and a Holley DP carby. The M21 gearbox and 3.08 ratio diff are present and accounted for.

The interior is in immaculate original condition with excellent original Black Golf Ball trim and door cards, original hood lining, dash, gauges and steering wheel with new carpets fitted. The L34 is showing 36,907 Klms on the clock. The Torana also comes with the original log books and owners manuals.

The L34 is riding on Aunger Hotwires with Pirellii P500 225/60R14 on the front and 245/60R14 Bridgestone Eager tyres on the rear. In the boot is a genuine L34 Rally rim with a 225/65R24 Bridgestone Supercat and factory tools.

This is certainly a rare and highly desirable Torana that you will be very proud to own and is ready to be driven and enjoyed. A rare important part of Australian motor racing history and a must have for the Torana collector.

Located in our Sydney Showroom for your inspection. (Ref: 6393)

We will gladly arrange a video inspection of the car using WhatsApp, and of course there is no issue with door to door transport anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

Call Mike on 0414 278 604 or Nicholas on 0499 577 997 and let us assist you with your inquiries regarding this very desirable L34. Also please note if you have a quality Muscle or Classic car you wish to list or have valued please give us a call at AMCS, we will be happy to assist you.





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