Named after the legendary Australian race driver, the car received twin Stromberg carburettors and a 9. The six-cylinder cars had a longer wheelbase 100 inches against the 95. There were minor trim differences compared to the Torana, notably the grille with vertical bars and distinctive chrome wheel covers. A Borg-Warner Model 35 three speed automatic transmission was optional. A third was added in late 1975 called the Plus 4. However, the A9X package was soon refined and proved dominant during the following two seasons of touring car racing in Australia. By years end, 9,288 are sold.
The local automotive industry was built on adapting overseas designs and making them work for Australia. A motor such as the Holden Torana can give you the nostalgic trip back in time you've always wanted without having to break the laws of physics. Better seats were fitted, and its dashboard was also revised with some relocation of minor controls. This new model series featured a fabulous two door body style with 12-inch wheels 305-mm and a magnificent four-cylinder engine connected to a four-speed gearbox 56-bhp brake horsepower 1. Not just in my own backyard. This 1:18 Scale model will be produced in die-cast with fully opening parts, highly detailed engine bay, interior and undercarriage along with beautiful finishing throughout. Non-magnet and wood track racers will need to do some tuning, but that can be said for just about every ready to run car produced.
The vehicle has survived and is owned by an enthusiast in Melbourne. Holden gave it a presence and stance way beyond its size although the front wheels in this shot are a reminder of the tyre scrub that came with full lock after Holden tried to preserve the small car agility of the Torana 4. Peter Brock and Brian Sampson win the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 formerly Hardie-Ferodo 500 in a Torana. As a stand alone model, I cannot really complain. It was eventually to become the unlikely giant killer.
In terms of size, it was marginally bigger than the on the outside, though considerably roomier inside with rivaling interior space. Total production numbers range up to 36,000. The G-Pack was said to mean Go Pack. . However, the extra unsprung weight from the heftier suspension bits and shorter suspension travel with the big 13 inch wheels triggered bump steer and exposed a trampoline effect in the spring seat bases. A collapsable steering column was now fitted, together with a new recessed instrument cluster, new indicator switch, and new steering wheel borrowed from the contemporary full-sized Holden.
It had the credentials to be the next Torana in the 1600 and over class but was too big and expensive for an entry four cylinder model. A collapsable steering column was now fitted, together with a new recessed instrument cluster, new indicator switch, and new steering wheel borrowed from the contemporary full-sized Holden. Colin Bond drives a Torana to victory in the Australian Rally Championships. Although the first Monaro a year earlier was a radical step for Holden, it looked like what it was: a sleek roofline imposed over another square-rigged Holden family car. Unlike the Torana, the 1700 was also available as a five-door station wagon. This resulted in a healthy 160 bhp. The Sunbird was replaced initially by a four-cylinder version of the , before the arrival of its natural successor, the , from 1982.
During this period it toured motor museums inc. Now celebrating over 60 years of heritage, Holden has become an integral part of Australia. A consequence of using these local components was the loss of the stalk operated headlight dip switch and horn. The most notable external feature of the L34 was the bolt-on wheel arch extensions, designed to accommodate the larger racing rims and tyres. The 13 inch wheels filled out the wheelarches and gave the Torana 6 a tough, all road look. It featured a two-door body, 12 inch 305 mm wheels and a 56 bhp 1. It did lack the sport look such as wheels.
The Torana had your front bucket seats with seatbelts as an added bonus. Its extra 60cc over the Anglia so it could just qualify as a 1. Traditionally the lead-in race to the Bathurst event, Melbourne's endurance classic has been known by many different titles and held over a variety of distances over the course of its history. This engine was different than any engine in the line-up because it had a higher compression ratio with a higher-lift camshaft along with a single caburettor. But before he found victory lane in the Melbourne classic, Brock had spent a few years plying his trade and learning his craft and 1971 was one of those years.
It was a sold as a commuter car, nothing more. The vehicle was designed and built by Arcadipane Automotive Peter Arcadipane , featuring a 'Monza' style front end coupled with a rear end that had been shortened by some 355mm. The 130-lap race would prove to be one of survival rather than speed, especially given the pair of factory Falcons of Moffat and John French were out within eight laps and several Torana drivers found themselves in troubles with gear selector problems. Australians had never seen such detail in a local grille, especially at entry level. These front discs brakes were optional on all other models. They became a hot theft item overnight.
Despite its many compromises, most of which were addressed over time, it was also a fun and agile car to drive. And obviously it had the goods - the car managed 0-60mph in 7. This car, originally white as pictured, was painted silver in the mid 70's. This was the beginning of a genuinely fast car. The wheel arch extensions were bolted on to allow for larger rims and tyres. For added durability, it had a beefier block, pistons and head casting.
Interest in these iconic muscle cars, with Bathurst-winning heritage, is at an all-time high. Externally it received 3 piece tail light assemblies, different headlight surrounds and a different grille. Seems Scalextric should have at least put the same motor in both the classics for compatibility. In production, it certifies both incoming raw data from sourced systems and processed data generated by internal systems. This A9X comes with a folder of detailed documentation of its history, which includes historic road tests of this car and other documentation of its provenance and importance. So given the age of this mold, it was no real surprise to find these wheels in the rear.