A rare 1974 Holden Torana L34 SL/R 5000 has been listed for sale, with price expectations "in excess of $750,000."
The high-performance L34 variant was a homologation special introduced by Holden two years after scrapping the originally planned V8-powered Torana during the infamous "supercar scare" of 1972. It went on to win the Bathurst 1000 on two occasions. This example is one of just 263 built.
Drive comes from a retrofitted 1979 Tate 308 motor with unknown outputs, however the car's original 5.0-litre V8 is also included in the listing. This sends a claimed 183kW/429Nm to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission.
The cars factory-fitted front seats – which have been replaced with Momo racing bucket seats – are also supplied with the sale.
The Torana is painted in a special order "Sebring Orange," reportedly created exclusively for Bob Jane’s Southern Motors dealership. Just five other cars are known to have been painted in the hue.
A spokesperson for Lloyds Auctioneers – which is facilitating the sale – told CarAdvice: "As many Holden enthusiasts would know, the Torana L34 is special in its own right, but then for this particular car to be a special-order colour just adds to the rarity and significance."
"We expect it to fetch an amount in the vicinity of $750,000, if not more," the spokesperson continued.
At the time of publishing, the top bid sits at $205,000.