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Chevrolet 1700
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Chevrolet 1700. 1972–8 (prod. 8,105). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon. F/R, 1698 cm³ (I4 CIH). Holden Torana (LJ), made by Saehan of Korea. Essentially a facsimile of the Australian original, but for an unusual station wagon model that looked more like an Opel at the back. Robust, but a failure on the Korean market, thanks to a perception that it was thirsty (the oil crisis did not help; Korean engines were generally smaller at this point). Wagons were rare even when new, due to a laborious production process for the rear ends. In theory replaced by facelifted Camina in 1976, though it ran alongside it.

Manufacturing location: Korea

Marque: Chevrolet | Predecessor: Toyopet Corona (T80) | Successors: Camina (1976–8), GMK Caravan, Saehan Gemini


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