Thinking of buying this 2 door Torana (hatchback)

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  1. cm_ls1

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    this will be my last chance at aquiring within a reasonable budget something i can make into a mucle car replica.

    this car is australian , but you guys well know even the US muscle cars are becoming rare and astronomically expensive.

    im just gunna buy it and let it sit for a while untill i can start the restotation.


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    there is a conversion kit ... and i meet australian laws of maximum motor size that can be installed (which is 350cu) for this model

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    caqr weighs 1200 kilograms = 2645.54715 pounds
     
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    You're not good at spelling.

    Cool car though.

    Was this an escort in Europe? Looks kinda like an old Opel Kadett.
     
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    cadett is a gemini in australia , thats tiny , the lsx would rip its chasis apart :p

    this would be ascona sized ;)

    or chevy vega sized if youre in the states
     
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    no, its a bit bigger than an Escort or Kadett (the Kadett was called a Holden Gemini in Aus btw)

    edit: beaten. doh!
     
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    What the fuck is a Torana?
     
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    dont you see the fucking pictures?
     
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    Of course I do. Who makes it?
     
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    ahhh my sweet little A9x , you will be mine one day ....

    the childhood dream of every aussie schoolboy...

    so advanced for its day ....

    ripped a hole in the heart of the aussie ford falcon , which to this day theyve never quite recovered.

    this is what it will look like when its finished ;)

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    Its nice to see GM and Ford have a rivalry even in Australia, :rofl:
     
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    It's a Vega!!!
     
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    why the a9x is a legend -

    Only 405 A9X Toranas were produced for sale to the public and these consisted of 305 four-door sedans and 100 two-door hatches. There were an additional 52 GMP&A (General Motors Parts and Accessories) body shells specifically produced for competition made up of 11 sedans and 41 hatches. These came purely as a body shell with no engine and no gearbox, there wasn’t even a hole cut in the floor for the gearshift. Modifications were required to the floorpan to mount the T10 gearbox and a special "blister" patch was made available to race teams for this purpose.
    The A9X was built to win races. It achieved this by taking out the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1978 and 1979. It was the Sandown 500 winner in 1977, 1978 and 1979, and Bathurst 1000 winner in 1978 and 1979. No one will forget the last win at Mount Panorama in 1979 when Peter Brock and Jim Richards drove the car to a crushing six-lap victory, with Peter Brock claiming a new lap record on the final lap knowing full well that his rival had retired in the Ford with a blown engine and would be now commentating. The A9X was dominant and claimed the first 8 finishing positions that year.
    The A9X Torana went on to become the most successful Australian Touring Car ever to be released by G.M.H. Its achievements, in particular the 1978 year, have been unmatched or equalled by any other Australian Motor Car. By the end of 1979, the A9X Torana became unbeatable on the Touring Car scene. It created history as the first truly homologated design car built purposely for motor racing, and was by far the most successful.
    It is important that owners understand that they possess a piece of Australian history which will never be repeated.

    you really need to see what an a9x is to appreciate it - http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=U1jwRhkikaY
     
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    basically put , its ended the reign of this car at bathurst -

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    That extra spoiled on top looks retarded.
     
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    the hottness

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