Random # 216: LH Torana SL/R 5000

Perhaps the owner - let's call him 'Rob' - is a dentist?

This rather striking SL/R 5000 "hasn't been out of the shed for a while," according to its owner.  They say timing is everything!


It's a straight SL/R, and not an L34, despite the bolt-on guards.  Therefore, it's fitted with the 5.0 litre V8 and four-speed 'box but doesn't have the engine modifications and other heavy-duty features designed primarily for competition duties at the Bathurst 1000 endurance race (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathurst_1000).    


None of this matters, though.  It's still an extraordinary car and an icon of Aussie motoring!

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