355-cube Holden LC Torana – reader’s car

Chris Rossi's LC Torana

Photographers: Ben Hosking

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Photographers: Ben Hosking