355-cube Holden LC Torana - reader's car

Chris Rossi's LC Torana

Holden LC Torana

This article on Chris Rossi's LC Torana was originally published in the July 2018 issue of Street Machine magazine

“IT ALL started as a youngster. My dad was into early Holdens and he decided to take on an HR ute as a father/son project. We completed a full restoration on it, and I drove it while I was on my Ps.

Holden LC Torana rear

Years later, the time had come for me to build my own car. I really liked the shape of the LC Toranas, so after months of searching I found what looked to be a solid shell. But when I started stripping it down I found it was full of bog and chicken wire hiding all the rust.

Holden LC Torana interior

But I decided to persist, so I taught myself how to weld and got into the metalwork, creating new front outer and inner guards, new front apron and beaver panel, new floorpans and sills – all in my home garage. Once I had that all sorted it was sent for body and paint.

Holden LC Torana engine bay

It runs a 355 Holden backed by a Turbo 350 with 5000rpm stall and a nine-inch diff with 3.55:1 gears and 31-spline axles.

Special thanks to Mum, Dad, my sister, cousin Clint, Steve at Ultimate Refinishes, and Leo at BL Automotive.” 


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