In 1969 Bathurst was a horsepower race between Holden with its Monaro and Ford with the Falcon, GTHO. But while Ford went looking for more power from the HO, Holden made a surprising move of dumping the V8s and unleashing a smaller, more nimble, but amazingly potent, six-cylinder car.
The Torana XU-1 went on to become one of Australia’s legendary muscle cars. It provided Peter Brock with his first win against the might of the Phrase 3 GTHO and it dominated early ’70s Australian rallies.
Relive the glory days of the XU-1 as Peter Brock and Colin Bond host a collection of Holden/Castrol sponsored films that were shown in cinemas during the ’70s.