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Peter Brock's devastatingly-quick HDT L34 should have given the Bathurst King his greatest ever Mountain win. It failed, but a reunion a few years back proved Brock still had fond memories of his mighty Torana.

Of all Peter Brock's nine Bathurst 500/1000 wins, one stands out as the most majestic. In 1979, the King of the Mountain dominated the event, scoring pole position, a new lap record (on the final lap, no less) and the race win by a staggering six laps.

But though it's not as well remembered or documented, a similar domination occurred five years earlier - and thirty years ago this year - when Brock and the Holden Dealer Team debuted the first V8 Torana at Bathurst, the SL/R 5000 L34.

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