1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 stamp and coin cover
This stamp and coin cover is highly collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope, the Australian Map stamp, the 1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 stamp tab and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint.Read more
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The stamp and coin cover is highly collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope with the Australian Map stamp and the 1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 tab from the 160 Years of Holden stamp pack and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint. The stamp is postmarked - 30 March 2017 | Adelaide SA 5000
PNC 2017 Issue 04, limited to 7,500.
From the late 1960s, General Motors Holden captured the attention of the Australian youth market with the release of small bodied yet big performing Torana car models. In 1972, the revamped LJ Torana GTR XU-1 was released. Its finely tuned performance features helped it to become an icon of Australian motoring. It boasted a bigger boot lid spoiler, triple Stromberg carburetors and a palette of wild colours. Its 202 cubic inch, 3.3-litre six cylinder engine took the dash from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 8.2 seconds.
Also in 1972, with Peter Brock at the helm and in wet conditions, the Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 was able to claim victory at its third outing in the Hardie Ferodo 500, the first of five Bathurst wins for this model. The victory also led to the “Peter Perfect” nickname for Brock, who drove the race solo. The XU-1 then went on to win the 1973 Australian Touring Car Championship, cementing its reputation as the “Giant Killer”.Stamp and coin cover details
- Issue date: 30 March 2017
- PNC postmark: Adelaide, SA 5000
- PNC Issue: 2017 Issue 04, limited to 7,500
- Issue date: 2016
- Mint: Royal Australian Mint
- Metal: CuNI
- Denomination: 50c
- Weight: 13.5g
- Diameter: 30.6mm
- Finish: Uncirculated
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