2022 Shannons Summer Timed Online Auction

1977 Holden LX Torana S Sedan





Engine 3300cc six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed automatic
Body Work Sedan
Colour Manderin Red
Interior Beige
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Disc/Drum


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A landmark car in the history of General Motors Holden, the LH Torana was a major step forward for the company, the first time a mid-sized car had been designed and built with Australian conditions uppermost on the design brief. Unveiled in March 1974, the Torana boasted all-new bodywork with bigger dimensions all round and modern, elegant styling. A key to the LH Torana’s success was the extensive choice of engine and transmissions available to customers, including a 1.9-litre four-cylinder, 2.8 and 3.3-litre sixes, and two V8s (either 4.2 or 5.0 versions). The Torana underwent a major facelift in 1976 to the LX model, with the introduction of a hatchback variant perhaps the biggest news. The LX was equipped with the 3.3-litre six (although the bigger V8s were optional) and its interior was completely revised, with a new instrument panel and more supportive seats. The LX was also the first Holden to benefit from Radial Turned Suspension, introduced across the range in March 1977. The LX Torana is becoming increasingly sought after today, partly due to the rarity – few good ones have survived – and also for being indelibly linked to one of the greatest Holden muscle cars of all, the Torana A9X that was so much a part of the Golden Era of Group C racing during the 1970s.