Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000: The Accidental Race Car
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Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000: The Accidental Race Car

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By MarkOastler - 18 April 2013
Peter Brock aboard the HDT’s SL/R 5000 at Sandown. Note the 13-inch diameter wheels direct from the GTR XU-1. (Image from: autopics.com.au)

The SL/R 5000 was the ‘top shelf’ model in Holden’s all new LH Torana line-up when it was launched with great fanfare in March 1974.

With its large front and rear spoilers, prominent decals, side stripes and loud colours, there was no doubt Holden’s first V8-powered Torana was destined for the race track.