Translation for XS650 (lotsa pics)

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XS, rather than hijack another thread, here's the list. 1970 LC Torana (mine was dark metallic brown, with crow's feet, a 2.250l 6 cyl auto, 4 wheel drum brakes). Develp[ed from the Vauxhaul Viva, with an extended chassis, and a local 6cyl.  - 1973 LJ Torana (mine was metallic charcoal (also with crowsfeet) 186c.i. 6 with triple carbs etc.)  - engine looked like  - 1979 UC Torana (mine was same colour, two more dors, with a worked 202c.i.6 cyl)  - 1974 LH Torana (mine was white with black, 4.2 litre V-8)  - 1976 LX Torana (mine was kermit green, with black bonnet, worked 5 litre, 50 series tyres...loved damp clay roads Like this, without fibreglass)  - 1979 VB Commodore (mine was white, worked 202)  - WB Holden Ute (same as this, 4.2 V-8, petrol/propane)  - to be continued
 

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HX Wagon (metallic "sand" body, beige roof, 4.2 V-8 Auto)  - 1973 LJ Torana XU1 (my only ever original muscle car mine was white)  - UC Sunbird (I sold the wagon and the XU-1 the same weekend, and needed a beater...taught me a lot about efficiency...mine was just like this, only the paint is better here)  - BJ42 Cruiser (Red with white roof)  - XF Falcon (white 4.1 6cyl, 4 speed)  - Holden Camira Wagon (Metallic Burgundy)  - 1990 4Runner RV-6 (Metallic Burgundy)  - 2003 Nissan Navara ST-R (Black bull bar, and canopy. 3litre turbodiesel...first new car)  -
 
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Shannow, the '73 Torana looks almost like an early-mid '70s Opel Ascona. Opel is of course GM, so if the Torana was also a GM design...
 

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moribundman, the first Toranas were rebadged Vauxhaul Vivas, with the chassis extended to make room for the 6 cyl engine. THe later (73 onwards) were an opel, and were svsilsble in 4, 6, and 8 cyl. The Commodore was also sold under Vauxhaul and Opel, and was 4, 6, and 8 cyle powered.
 
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"THe later (73 onwards) were an opel, and were svsilsble in 4, 6, and 8 cyl." ...and I thought they were ONLY svsilsble in a 4 cyl...shows how much I know... [Wink]
 
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Shannow, it's always nice to see new (for me) cars. Was the Commodore independent rear suspension? IIRC, there was a German market Opel in that era that was about that size with IRS.
 

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pscholte, my fingers are dyslexic at 6:00 AM, after the kids awake at 5:00..."a" is Sooooooo close to "S"
 

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XS650, nope the Commondore was McPherson Strut front, and solid rear end. That vehicle ultimately became the current GTO...if you can call that evolution...4 new handles, three new heads.
 
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