2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction
1971 Holden Torana LC GTR 2-Door Sedan (Replica)
|Body Work||Two door sedan|
|Colour||Lone O Ranger|
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The LC Torana was introduced in October 1969 as a substantial revision of the HB, turning what had essentially been a re-badged Vauxhall Viva into a truly Australian car. Available with both four and six-cylinder engines (the bigger-engined models had a longer 100-inch wheelbase) and in two or four-door body styles, the new Torana was a particularly handsome design. The LC Torana was awarded Wheels magazine's coveted Car of the Year prize for 1969 and quickly became the best-selling car in its class. Trim levels included the S and SL, while for the more sporting driver there was the new GTR model. Available as a two-door only, the GTR utilised Holden's more powerful 161ci six with a two-barrel Stromberg carburettor, new cylinder head, twin exhaust manifolds, a revised air cleaner and other modifications all of which resulted in maximum power of 125 bhp at 4800rpm. As a package, the GTR was the Torana equivalent to the 186S GTS seen on the Monaro and similarly added a four-speed Opel-sourced manual gearbox, front disc brakes plus heavy-duty suspension, including a front anti-roll bar. Priced at $2778, the GTR pack also consisted of full instrumentation, unique wheel trims, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and a range of bold colours. Just 1176 LC GTRs were made, and few survive today, making this one of the rarest and most collectible Torana variants.