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#1 Toranavista

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:02 PM

A thread for some recognition of an endangered torry. Released Feb 1975 in three different colours. Jamaican green, Absinth Yellow and Mandarin Red. Featured GTS style steering wheel, Full instrumentation, 3.3L six, front discs and radial tyres on 5.5 inch rims.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:54 PM

What is the difference between the G-Pack and the SL/R 3300?

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:54 PM

Anyone remember the Plus-4 which was from memory a similiar concept with the dreaded four cylinder boat anchor on board.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:18 PM

What is the difference between the G-Pack and the SL/R 3300?

The SLR 3300 had a much greater degree of luxury. The G Pak was a options package aimed at increasing sales to young buyers. There was a handfull of options thrown in for a little extra and of course the paint styling.

#5 Toranavista

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:19 PM

Anyone remember the Plus-4 which was from memory a similiar concept with the dreaded four cylinder boat anchor on board.

Yep thats next! I think because of that opel motor it will be increasingly hard to find an original one.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:45 PM

GPaks are cool, I'd pay for one. There was one for sale recently in NZ with General Lee style wheels and this funny front spoiler. If you want some pics i'll find them.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:49 PM

GPaks are cool, I'd pay for one. There was one for sale recently in NZ with General Lee style wheels and this funny front spoiler. If you want some pics i'll find them.

Hi Heath your pics are needed!

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:44 PM

Dad had a GPACK from when it was around 6 months old and sold it in the early to mid 80's for a (dare I say it) FORD, damn it. Here are a couple of pics.
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And here are a couple of others that used to be around town

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:53 PM

Even rarer are the 4 cylinder overhead cam LC's and LJ's. See them on the old ads but never spotted one in real life.

All outakes from the ads:-
One Torana, Two Torana, Three Torana, Four...
The New Torana 1600 Overhead Cam....They're Really Groovy!!!
Hey Little Big Wheels!!!!

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:27 PM

Okay now we've seen a red one. I think we've all seen BBBBAD but I'll post that anyway, and I'll get this other NZ green one.

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 08:33 PM

I don't mind the "G" and "Plus4"
Rare and interesting

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 08:51 PM

Even though the dealers did call them the Garbage Pack.lol

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 09:16 PM

Maybe they called them that but they weren't a bad buy for the times. (The G-Pak anyway)

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:48 AM

That Green G-Pac is still for sale here in NZ. It is in pretty good condition, but he wants $7000 for it. I'd rather buy a GTR for that money.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:14 AM

A freind of mine has a G-PAC, had it resprayed again in its orig green, wanted to sell it to me before i knew what i was looking at.
Will try and get some pics up.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:04 PM

Hey RED,

What sort of shonky biz were you up to back then?
Those number plates change in just about every shot. :P

One of our club members brought in 2 full page newspaper ads for the G-Pack recently.
Guys were climbing over each other to have a look.
You had to laugh at the spin doctoring in the sales pitch.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:43 PM

Hey RED,

What sort of shonky biz were you up to back then?
Those number plates change in just about every shot. :P

One of our club members brought in 2 full page newspaper ads for the G-Pack recently.
Guys were climbing over each other to have a look.
You had to laugh at the spin doctoring in the sales pitch.

maybe thats because there are 3 different cars as I said?????

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 08:34 PM

I remember seeing a yellow G-Pak with different wheels and steering wheel when I lived in Port Macquarie. A few other things were different and the engine needed work but it wasn't too bad. It was a 4-speed. No pics sadly.

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 12:35 AM

they were all four speed manuals all GPACS

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 02:59 PM

My father had a red LH g-pak. He got it brand new. It was an early one so it didn't have radial tyres. Best car he ever had he says the only thing was the rattly front brake calipers that was fixed by holden

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:57 PM

I thought all the G-Pak's had radials - part of the package?

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 08:59 PM

I remember a 4 plus that had a twin exhaust system and chevy drop pipes after the back wheels. The type that poke out at an angle like a pontiac firebird (Smoky and the bandit car).

It was the worst sound I ever heard, I would go as far as saying a victor lawn mower sounded better.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 12:10 PM

THe first ones that come out didn't have radials. When my father went to the holden dealer there was 3 to choose from 1 of each of the colours red, green, and yellow. he got the red one. All 3 had rag tyres on them, but a month after got his there was 2 there with radials on

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 01:47 PM

Hey RED,

What sort of shonky biz were you up to back then?
Those number plates change in just about every shot.  :P

maybe thats because there are 3 different cars as I said?????

oops

didn't see the text btw pics

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 06:41 PM

And there is a yellow G-Pak on E-Bay just listed.................

http://cgi.ebay.com....1QQcmdZViewItem




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