COLIN BOND’S 1971 HDT LC TO­RANA GTR XU-1

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Biante Model Cars has re­leased a new model of the Holden Dealer Team LC To­rana GTR XU-1 driven to vic­tory by Colin Bond at the 1971 Sandown 250. This 1:18 die-cast model boasts fully open­ing parts, highly de­tailed en­gine bay, in­te­rior and un­der­car­riage along with beau­ti­ful nish­ing through­out. Com­ing in a lim­ited edi­tion of only 402 pieces with a num­bered Certi cate of Au­then­tic­ity, it’s a re­lease that shouldn’t be missed. The LC missed out on win­ning too many big races – out­gunned by the big­ger Fords mostly, so Bondy’s win at Sandown is cer­tainly one for Holden en­thu­si­asts. The LC and LJ To­ranas were (and re­main) great­look­ing cars and this model cap­tures that beau­ti­fully. It also shows off team boss Harry Firth’s min­i­mal­ist at­ti­tude at the time to sign­writ­ing – the spon­sors’ lo­gos look like stick­ers added at the last minute!

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