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General Information

Year
1979
Make
Holden
Model
Torana SL/T Hatchback
Color
Flamenco Red
Packages
Deluxe Option Pack/Factory Sports Steering Wheel/Passenger Side External Mirror/4 Wheel Disc Brakes/M20 Gearbox/GU4 Axle/Heavy Duty Radiator/NGM Strata 2a Turbocharger Kit
History
Ordered October 1978
Delivered July 1979

Delivery delays due to re-engineering of turbocharger package
#1 vehicle in Mk 2 series
Exact total production numbers are unknown but estimates are that less than 40 (and maybe as few as 20) of the "pre-production prototypes" were built.

Total engine/Gearbox rebuild in 1988

Sold to collector May 2013

His research indicates that it may be the last running example.
1979 Holden Torana SL/T Hatchback (Flamenco Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
As delivered:
3.3 litre (202 cu in) inline 6
Normalair-Garrett Strata 2a Turbocharger installation
T04B Turbocharger

After delivery:
Bosch pointless ignition system conversion
Bosch GT40R ignition coil
Water injection
Dual 12" electric cooling fans
Oil cooler
Nycal Turbo lube system
Cold air intake
Fuel pressure regulator
Carburetor heat soak isolator
Reprofiled fuel mixture needle and spring in SU carburetor

Modifications done in 1988:
+0.030 bore (to 205 cu in)
blueprinted and balanced
factory race spec pistons (modified oil slots)
oversize valves/dual valve springs
custom grind cam
roller rockers
Interior
Boost gauge
Fire extinguisher
Exterior
Cibie Super Oscar driving lights
Autosun sunroof
Aunger Honeycomb rear window louvre
Suspension
Decarbon adjustable gas shock absorbers
Lovell springs
Durathane suspension bushings
Wheel and Tire
Delivered with 13x6 steel wheels with hub caps

Fitted Globe 13x6 RallyMaster with 185/70R13 Pirelli CN36 and later Pirelli P6

Fitted Factory Option 13x6 Alloy wheels in 2013 just before sale
(Globe 13x6 rally masters were extremely rare collector items and were sold separately)

Buyer fitted period correct Aunger 13x6 hot wire wheels

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