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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:54 PM

Can someone tell me how did the SL/R torana get its name (SL/R) and what does it stand for.
Same question for the A9X and XU1

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:59 PM

i think A9X and XU1 were option codes for their relevant models SL/R5000 and GTR just like the L34 was the engine code for the racing model LH SL/R's

correct me if im wrong

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:06 PM

Thought SL/R was Sport Luxury/Racing?

SS = Super Sports

SL = Sport Luxury .....yeah right

A9X & XU1 are option codes, GT/R = Grand Tourer Racing ?

All completely unverified!!!!!!!!

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:33 PM

leakey ur on the money.
SL/R = Sports Luxury Racing,
SL = Sorts Luxury
S = Sports
SS = Super Sports

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:13 PM

WRONG!....SL/R Was Sports Luxury/ RANDY!...Yeah! Baby!!!
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:44 PM

RORY you are a horny little devil :rockon:

I think GTR stood for GRAND TOURING/RALLY

Edited by ultrabluea9x, 26 September 2007 - 06:45 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:19 PM

Can someone tell me how did the SL/R torana get its name (SL/R) and what does it stand for.
Same question for the A9X and XU1

SLR stands for Super Luxury Racing
SL is Super Luxury
and SS is Super Sport

Cheers,
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:34 PM

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I think GTR stood for GRAND TOURING/RALLY

Hi

That's what I was lead to believe back in 1971 when I owned mine.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:07 PM

I thought GTR = Grand Touring Racing

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:15 PM

Is XU-1 Experimental Unit #1?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:30 PM

Wouldn't that be EU-1? :tease:

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:52 AM

Hi

I was looking at another Holden/Torana site and it suggests that SL/R
stands for Sports Light/Racing.

Haven't heard that one before.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:25 AM

Thanks people you have been a big help.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:35 PM

mate of mine used to reckon it stood for Slow Lazy Racer :D

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:24 PM

i remember seeing some were that the first clay mode of the LH had xu2 stickers
but by the time it went into production the xu2 code was taken or being used for a bedford truck. :blink:

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 12:51 PM

Thought SL/R was Sport Luxury/Racing?

SS = Super Sports

SL = Sport Luxury .....yeah right

A9X & XU1 are option codes, GT/R = Grand Tourer Racing ?

All completely unverified!!!!!!!!

SL = Super Luxury

SS = Super Sport ... It's in the Torana ad. Find it on youtube.

"It's available in two versions, this Super Luxury SL and this sporty SS."

"This super sport SS featues radial tyres on sports style wheels"

So I would assume that SL/R is Super Luxury Racing

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:39 PM

i no the mercedes slr mc laren stands for super light racer a guy i used to work with worked for mercedes for yrs

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:37 PM

SLR MEANS
S= SEXY
L= LITTLE
R= RACER

thats what i thought anyway

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 05:29 AM

Self loading rifle ? maybe holden was saying they wanted them to be a weapon !

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:36 AM

My dad's been with the army on and off for years and he's always saying Holden named it after the gun!!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:46 PM

Single-lens Reflex ?

Thats what I use to shoot SLR's. I wouldnt want to shoot an SLR with the other SLR though..... that would be silly.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 07:29 AM

In reference to the GTR acronym, wasnt it GMs policy not to go motor racing, didnt they officially go Rallying instead? :driving:

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:21 AM

My dad's been with the army on and off for years and he's always saying Holden named it after the gun!!

If your old man was in the army, he would have never called it a gun, it's a rifle.
SLR in a Torana in Sports Luxury Racing.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 10:43 AM

My dad's been with the army on and off for years and he's always saying Holden named it after the gun!!

If your old man was in the army, he would have never called it a gun, it's a rifle.
SLR in a Torana in Sports Luxury Racing.

I'm pretty certain HE called it a rifle but I don't know the difference as i'm not much into that sort of thing! i always thought guns are guns.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:57 PM

Hi,
my guess would be this,
It is a deriviative of the Mercedes Benz term SLR,
that has been in use since the 1930's,
Roughly translated from German,
Super Light Racer.

Holden used
SL/R,
making it 20% different from
SLR.

To quote groundskeeper Willy,
Do you want to get sued?

SLR is still used by Mercedes,
Like the Mercedes Maclarean SLR.

Cheers
Chris




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