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SKU #0315578

45th Anniversary of the Torana stamp and medallion cover

SKU #0315578

45th Anniversary of the Torana stamp and medallion cover

$24.95
This stamp and medallion cover is very limited collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope with the 1972 Holden LJ Torona stamp tab and Map of Australia stamp with related medallion.
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This stamp and medallion cover is very limited collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope with the 1972 Holden LJ Torona stamp tab and Map of Australia stamp with related medallion. The stamp is postmarked - 1 November 2017 | Adelaide SA 5000

Limited to 2,000.

Envelope size: 228mm x 161mm

  • Issued: 1 November 2017
  • Metal: Zinc Alloy
  • Weight: 70g
  • Diameter: 60mm
  • Thickness: 4.1mm
  • Finish: Silver Plated

The iconic LJ Torana GTR XU-1 celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. The Torana story began in the late 1960s, when General Motors Holden captured the Australian youth market with its 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 one of the great Australian cars. It boasted a bigger boot lid spoiler, triple Stromberg carburettors and a palette of wild colours. Its 3310-cm3 (202-in3), 3.3-litre six-cylinder engine took the dash from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 8.2 seconds.

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 1972 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”.

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