LC Torana


The LC Torana is another one of the popular models introduced by General Motors Holden. The making of this car was the Australian subsidiary during the year 1967 – 1980.

The name Torana is derived from an Aboriginal word and entails the meaning “TO FLY”. The primary Torana series was introduced in the year 1967 and it was designed with 4 cylinder vehicle.

The LC and LJ Torana series was introduced in the year 1969 – 1973 and they became extremely popular.

These 6 cylinder versions were designed with a larger wheelbase covering 100 inches while the 4 cylinder versions were designed with a wheelbase measuring 95.8 inches.

The LC Torana exhibited with an aggressive look and style which adapted the larger 6 cylinder engines. LC Torana used the 3 and 4-speed manual gearbox along with the 3 speed Trimatic auto transmission.

The LC Torana was the 2nd generation series which was introduced during the month of October in the year 1969. The body design and style appeared with a more rounded look and they were made as two or four doors.

Designed with a bench or bucket-style seats in the front and it also featured the disc brake system for the front wheel braking system due to the larger engines.

The 161-inch engine was changed over to a little larger motor as a173 ci version. This changeover was made in some of the LC GTR cars that were introduced in 2 barrel carb form.

During the 1970s, the 1st Torana performance series GTR XU-1 was manufactured by Holden teaming up with Harry Firth. The competition became well known and this motor series gained more recognition among the buyers.

The ultimate target of Torana GTR XU-1 was to retain the competition of Holden in opposition of the competitors brand Ford Falcon. LC Torana GTR XU-1 was designed with 6 cylinder engine measuring 186 inches and it had 160 hp brake horsepower, cast iron headers, 4-speed gearbox, larger camshaft, high-performance cylinder head, 3 Zenith Stromberg carbs and many more mods.

Besides this, the LC Torana series also had guard flutes, full instrumentation, rear spoiler, powerful disc brakes for the front wheels and high ratio diff with stronger axles.

Without any doubt, the LC Torana is an excellent performer both on track and road! With a noticeable power to ratio, the LC Torana has proven its performance dramatically.

However, being the best race car this LC Torana series has grabbed the attention of racers and motor enthusiasts. The Torana series effectively superseded the powerful race car Monaro GTS 350.

General Motors manufactured about 74,627 LC Toranas and each of the motor series had its significant specifications and qualities.


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