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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:04 PM

My hatch shell was hit with colour yesterday. Went to the painters today for a quick look. Looking really good - bonnet and scuttle were bead blasted and primed today :) Hopefully everything else will be hit with colour on friday or Saturday. I'll update with pics soon.
Not much to see yet - just a freshly painted hatch shell waiting for flares/spoilers/panels - And its Devil Yellow (late model monaro)

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:22 PM

Yea^ the turbo concept Monaro sedan (HJ/HX) with triple blue paint scheme had those snowflakes fitted.



that turbo hx is still around , it was at the monaro nationals in 2002

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:01 PM

Heres a set of those wheels on ebay right now.

http://cgi.ebay.com....e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:17 AM

MODS, this will not be a copyright problem as the mag is 31 years old.
The company, and legal entity no longer exists.


Got a great Oct. 1977, "Bathurst Special" Motor Manual magazine off Ebay.

Great read.

Found an article on A9X, and an add for the same, but spec'd as "Limited Edition".
[car is same in both pics.]

Thought some might find it interesting. Still had chrome around tail lights,
all-be-it painted black. Also had an interesting strip package, not unlike a G-pack!

Does anybody know the wheels used? They look like a cross between
the LE Monaro honeycomb and a hotwire..

Enjoy.

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Oh, and a great article on the "Silver Fox's last hunt". I'll scan that too.

And another article on the Taipan/Mystere/Concorde.

- Leakey



Interesting Kevin Dennis Motors is taking orders on the New Torana Hatchback,must of been one of the main Holden Dealers in Melbourne to get the Role

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:11 AM

He was big in Melbourne years ago Al. TV, the lot!
http://www.gmh-toran...=1

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:20 AM

He was big in Melbourne years ago Al. TV, the lot!
http://www.gmh-toran...=1



Thanks for that info,its interesting that the Pink V8 LJ XU-1 that ended up in Tassy,its History Leeds to Kevin Dennis Motors,New Cars,Bridge Road-Richmond.
And Kevin Dennis Motors was taking orders from the Add,showing the New A9X from the Show Car A9X that Leo did at Styling,very interesting.
The Guy i have to ring up about the Pink V8 LJ XU-1 will be back next week,he on Holidays,He worked at Kevin Dennis Motors New Cars in Richmond,so im hoping he can shed some light about the Pink LJ XU-1 or give me some Car Sales Man's Names from that time zone 1972-1973 Etc.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

my mate has the turbo hx and he did have it at the 02 monaro nationals. it no longer has the turbo set up and it has a shaker bonet scoop in it.(he bought it that way). it was built for john bagshaw and designed by leo, the torana and hx have the same paint design with the stripes just different colors. the badge on the torana in the white stripe inbetween the door and the rear flare is the same design as the rts badge but instead of rts it says gm and instead of radial tuned suspension it says staff design. i will post a pic later on tonight of the frt of the monaro and you will see the same badge underneith the guard vents on the front. the wheels were 15 x 7". he plans to restore the monaro back to the way it was possable minus turbo unless he can find the parts. he has had heaps of meatings with leo and typical leo remembered everything about this car.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:14 PM

Picture as promised.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:21 PM

It's great to hear that the one-off cars like this survive. Thanks for the picture - it will be great to get it back to new condition.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:10 AM

Great to see that Leo's Turbo Monaro is still around,makes you wonder what other Beasty Cars from Styling and Experimental Engineering might be out there and not found yet.



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

This is another Leo project for John Bagshaw
This partnered Bagshaws turbo GTS they both had the 15x7 snowflakes similar paint design

This is another Leo project for John Bagshaw
This partnered Bagshaws turbo GTS at Sydney motorshow in 1977 , they both had the 15x7 snowflakes similar & paint design




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