1969 Holden Hurricane Concept Brought Back to Life [Photo Gallery]
The results you seen in the photo gallery below come from the work of a dedicated and professional team of restorers who brought the concept car from 42 years ago back to life. The car’s first sighting was at the 1969 Melbourne Motor Show and Michael Simcoe, executive director GMIO Design, said that "It’s amazing to think that the features we take for granted today were born out of creative minds over 40 years ago."
Hearing about the car’s mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat sportscar configuration make you want to say “they don’t make them like this any more.” But besides its good looks, the Hurricane is also packed with such goodies as electronic digital instrument displays, station-seeking radio, automatic temperature control air conditioning, rear-vision camera and an automated route finder.
No, we’re not talking about stuff that the restores added to make it cooler, but the sort of features that were put into the car 42 years ago and are only now appearing in production cars.
On the engine front, the concept from four decades ago packs a 4.2-liter V8 with 262 hp, not much by today’s standards but certainly for those times.
The Holden Hurricane will be displayed at the Motorclassica Car Show in the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building from October 21-23.
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