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Fawk.... But they didnt get the Excel thankfully

Two high-performance Toranas have been stolen overnight from a property on the Gold Coast hinterland.

The vehicles - an orange XU1 and a blue and grey XU2 - went missing from a private home at Pacific Pines about 10.30pm.

The 5-litre Holdens are both capable of a top speed of more than 250 km/h.

Advertisement: Story continues below Described as a "bullet on wheels" when it was released in 1971, the XU1 was popularised by the late Peter Brock on his way to becoming immortalised as the "King of the Mountain".

Holden introduced the car in a bid to win back the Bathurst 500 race from Ford's Alan Moffatt.

In peak condition, the XU2 can accelerate to 160 km/h and break to a stop in 20 seconds.

Police say the thieves failed in their attempt to steal a Hyundai Excel before breaking into a back door of the house and stealing electrical equipment, entertainment systems and jewellery.

They then took the Toranas after finding the keys. The deep blue and grey Torana has a XU2 number plate.

Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or to crimestoppers.com.au.

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You couldnt have a dragrace with just one, you need to get 2 so ya mate can keep up! Actually going by the age of this story, I'd say they are sitting at Dandy maccas in Vic......
 

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Not sure our good friends (the media) have got this 100%......?




The vehicles - an orange XU1 and a blue and grey XU2 - went missing from a private home at Pacific Pines about 10.30pm.

The 5-litre Holdens are both capable of a top speed of more than 250 km/h.


MMMM.... both 5 litre ? XU1s were only 6 cylinder, so i wonder who did the testing to get those spec's ? :rolleyes: (although the 6cly XU1 was probly faster than the 8s anyway)





In peak condition, the XU2 can accelerate to 160 km/h and break to a stop in 20 seconds.


The XU2 was only ever a prototype and never went into production , i strongly suspect it may be just a normal LC/LJ Torana with a V8 conversion ? 8)



 

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Good ol jurnos
Dont let the truth get in the way of a good story

XU2 Torana, Fug im still larfin

Im wondering if i put "GT 351" stickers on a torana wether a jurno would call it a "GT"Torana
Fuggin desk jockies

And yes folks they have been found,miminal damage and there were some arrests
 

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they actually found the blokes who flogged em today.
yeah im still trying to work it out. as they are both badged as gtr xu1s and they go in the paper today. the two cars an xu1 and a gtr torana. and im just going huh???
media bafoons have no idea
 

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Hi,

There were plans to release a V8 Torana in the early days, but the Supercar stuff stopped it. So an XU1 with a V8 was called an XU2. The were some regoed in the ACT, beacause someone got a GMH letterhead and said it was a model to be released. ( so it was allowed ) It was found out later. A common swap and the V8's were then known as XU2's. Magazines had articles on how to do it, with parts listings and the decals were available.

All from memory..

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Bidgee Man,
Yes your sorta correct
Holden were thinking of the V8 LJ,some were even build
Brock even said in the day,they were to front heavy handled worse than the 6 cyl

History will tell ya it was for consideration but with the newer LH model coming threw holden decided to consentraite on the newer model rather than the to be outdated model
And we all no what the V8 LH/LX Toranas went like

Alot of the mystery regarding the V8 LJ is all tied in with the V8 Charger ,the Phase 4 falcon ect
The cars that were under consideration around the "Supercar scare"
 
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