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#26 yel327

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

I guess we ended up with something within the ballpark with the Datsun 240Z and 260Z and then not far behind the RX7. GMH were certainly up with and in front of the trend.



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 09:57 PM

One is in Melbourne at a Bodyworks place getting a full resto,  there was a Video of it coming off a tow vehicle and getting pushed into the Bodyworks, it was on Facebook the Video and the Place that is doing it up.



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:12 PM

One is in Melbourne at a Bodyworks place getting a full resto,  there was a Video of it coming off a tow vehicle and getting pushed into the Bodyworks, it was on Facebook the Video and the Place that is doing it up.

Is that the privately owned, orange coloured one that was all over the net a few years ago ?

 

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:13 PM

Yes



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:02 PM

Yes it was in some sort of Orange Colour.



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:38 PM

This silver car is now white after a resto and is usually found at Fisherman's bend in the show room.

I can't see the orange car ever being restored to "original" due to lack of components.............but would love to be proved wrong.

There are pics with it with a 12 port head engine prior to resto.

 

 

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:41 PM

Thank's for showing Rob



Vid would be good, if you can, of the unloading to the Panel shop please.



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 12:49 AM

Cant help you there. I've seen that footage but cant remember where?


But.................


Last weekend........


I did see pics of the moulds sitting in a paddock :ph34r:



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 07:50 AM

Torana GTR-X[edit] GTR-X 280px-Torana_GTR-X_1970.JPG Overview Production Initially 1970 (3 Bodies built but never released) Body and chassis Body style coupé Layout FR layout Powertrain Engine 186 in³ / 3.0L I6
253 in³ / 4.2L V8

The Torana GTR-X was designed during the era of the LC series, and was seriously considered for production in the early 1970s. The GTR-X had a wedge-shaped fibreglass body featuring a hatchback rear access, and the prototype cars had LC Torana GTR XU-1 mechanical components.

The GTR-X looks similar to iconic sports cars of the 1970s, such as the Maserati Khamsin, Ferrari 308 GT4, Lotus Esprit and the Mazda RX-7. It weighed 1,043 kg (2,299 lb) and has a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). The Torana GTR-X in production would have been the first Holden car to be factory fitted with four-wheel disc brakes.

When Holden released a promotional brochure about the GTR-X, they said ... "Its long, sleek hood is accentuated by a low wedge-shaped grille. The body line sweeps up at the rear to an elevated tail light assembly. Simplicity is the keynote. It is achieved by concealed headlights, sharp windshield rake, recessed parking and turning lights, and flush petrol filler access and door handles. Front and rear bumpers assume the contour of the body. To identify the car, the GTR-X identification is contained within a crisp black and orange stripe running parallel to the rocker panel".

The Torana GTR-X was highly developed by Holden from concept, and even though brochures, photography and promotional films were produced to show how serious they were in putting the car into production, the company was ultimately unable to justify the high cost of committing itself to production given the size of the Australian population in those days.

The only existing complete prototype GTR-X car has been recently restored back to its original white paint finish and remains on public display at the Salmon Street offices of Holden in Melbourne, Victoria. This car, originally white as pictured, was painted silver in the mid 70's. It had UC Torana SL/E wheels fitted and a couple of other cosmetic changes (bonnet badge etc.) in an attempt by Holden to move the car with the times and "restore it". During this period it toured motor museums around the country, including the National Motor Museum at Birdwood in South Australia. In 2003 the car was returned to its original build condition (white) by Car Shine in Melbourne, prior to being shipped to the US to the General Motors Technical Center at Michigan for the celebration of automotive design spanning the past 75 years.

 

One other pre-production GTR-X is in the hands of an ex long time Holden Employee, along with the body mold jig to make more fibreglass bodies. It is unknown if this car will ever be finished due to the age of the owner. The picture of this orange car can be seen in Norm Darwin's book release of the Torana, but the name and location of the owner is kept secret to prevent possible theft.



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 04:15 PM

Found the Private GTR-X getting unloaded for restoration.  :D  

 

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:27 PM

Let's just hope they dont f&*k it up.



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:31 PM

For Christ Sake.



Let's just hope they dont f&*k it up.



Cannot wait for the outcome.  :3gears:



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:01 PM

Like I said earlier? Where are they gunna get the bits to finish it? Who cares? I don't. I'd just like to see 1 on the road.

They look like Volvo 15"s on it. We've all seen the pics on the GTR-X forum.

http://gtr-x.forum-n...h_id=unanswered

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:05 PM

We at GTR-X,

 

know how the bits are to be the real Coy.  :D



Where are they gunna get the bits to finish it? Who cares?



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:08 PM

That'll never happen Dave.

When they rebuilt the white/silver/white one, they had to hand make the tail light lenses.

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:16 PM

In Life,

 

if it exist's we can make it,

 

and if it doesn't, we can make it too.  :banghead:

 

That'll never happen Dave.



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:18 PM

I guess they will custom up the parts to finish it off, amazing to see it getting pushed into the Bodyworks, be interesting the finish.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

Like I said earlier? Where are they gunna get the bits to finish it? Who cares? I don't. I'd just like to see 1 on the road.

They look like Volvo 15"s on it. We've all seen the pics on the GTR-X forum.

http://gtr-x.forum-n...h_id=unanswered

 

Not without logging in we can't.  And I won't be joining just to see a couple of pics.



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 08:33 PM

the gtr-x in norm Darwin book has most of the parts and with the  186 motor but the head lineing has fell in



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 08:44 PM

Great Information Vin,

 

thank's.  :clap:  :spoton:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the gtr-x in norm Darwin book has most of the parts and with the  186 motor 



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:46 PM

I'd put a full house 186 with a Jzed and Multi throttle body injection in it. it is interesting to know that the moulds still exit for the body.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 07:50 PM

got these from a Holden book I have
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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:01 PM

If Richard Branson was a Torana fan, it would get done,,,  Jeezus come to think of it,,,,  the chinese could build you a whole car in a month... from scratch ..  :)



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:16 PM

I read a magazine project where they designed and built a complete fiberglass car to a registered road legal level, even made their own wheels. If you had bloody heaps of money it would be possible.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 02:02 PM

Might be that Bodyworks has a 3D Printer Machine and can make up the rare parts, Jay Leno has a 3D Printer Machine for his Rare Car Collection, for them hard to obtain parts.




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