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HOLDEN TORANA Used Car Review

The 1967 Torana - meaning 'to fly' in the Aboriginal language - was based on Britain's Vauxhall Viva. It had broad appeal through hatch and sedan body styles, and a wide range of engines comprising four, six or eight cylinders. The Torana became a touring car legend when racing versions took five victories during the 1970s, including three at the hands of another legend - Peter Brock. A race-car-for-the-road A9X version is regarded by many as one of Holden's most iconic cars.

Pros

Cons

  • Wide choice of engines
  • Latter models benefitted from radial tuned suspension
  • Appealing design of coupe and hatch models
  • Performance of A9X variant
  • Hatch's limited rear legroom and shallow load space
  • Long throw of manual gearbox
  • Very old car now
  • Fancier models can cost a fortune today
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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TopTorana UC 1980

  • 250 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Torana UC 1980 , 6cyl T/Bar Auto , lic , great car to drive , $18000ono NO TIME WASTERS

$18,000Negotiable
Hillarys, WA

11/11/2021

TopWanted: WTB LC xu1 CK bathurst torana

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Looking for a CK XU1 torana . GEUINE BUYER Cash waiting SPOTTERS FEES Torana Xu1 Lc gtr Gtr

$250,000Negotiable
Peats Ridge, NSW

06/12/2021

TopLX Torana 77 4 Door

  • 106000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

77 LX 4 door daily driver runs well. 173 engine. No rust in the plenum chamber or behind dash/ glovebox area , floor pan rust free. Few small sections of rust in the lower door skins. Otherwise great example of an unmolested 77 . Happy to move old brown on to a new owner for 36k not interested in offers sorry. Call Mick on for any details required. 107000klms

$36,000
West Mackay, QLD

15 hours ago

TopHolden GTR coupe 5/72 unfished project

  • 12345 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Has 3 I'd tag's rust has been done lots of new parts 1 of 1 LJ paint code Lc patina gold and antique saddle trim no original motor very good 3.3 complete reconditioned aussie 4speed Lsd diff have front and back seats, dash, steering wheel, complete brand new Front guards, nose cone, rad support, excellent boot and bonnet a pair of excellent doors, etc not selling any parts and I haven't all the parts to finish, I don't want offers that's the price but I may trade somthing of interest? No reply

$85,000
Macdonald Park, SA

04/12/2021

TopLh torana

  • 5000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Lh torana mini tubbed 449 cube dart all the goodies, castlemane rod shop front end 600hp 4500 stall can run nos car has gone mid 9s very strong street car leather interior On club registration won't disappoint

$110,000
Mentone, VIC

01/12/2021

Top1976 Holden Torana SL Automatic Sedan

  • 340000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Car is unregistered and selling as is. V8 308 fully rebuilt. Supra 5 speed manual gearbox. CRS bell housing. CRS hydraulic clutch. CRS gearbox mount. New HD clutch/throwout and spigout bearing . New custom made tailshaft. Rebuilt/new ford 9 inch limited slip diff. New rear disc brakes (VS commodore calippers). New front dics brake ( hoppers stoppers, HQ callipers). Wheel bearings and seals all new. Hot wire mags, HQ stud pattern ( 14 x 8 & 14 x 10). New BF Goodrich tyres ( 245/265)

Contactless
$45,000
Kurrimine Beach, QLD

02/12/2021

holden rodeo

  • 339000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

negotiable 4jh1 3ltr turbo diesel 2” lift brand new tiers replaced turbo 5xxx kms ago new snorkel minor service 2 way 339xxx kms 12V plugs in tray

$10,000
Albany, WA

6 hours ago

1971 Holden Torana LJ

  • 20000 km

Holden torana LJ 4 door sedan, 6 cylinder 202 runs perfect, Minor rust, comes with all parts plus a few extra bits and pieces, will need paint job though.Car just needs carpet and centre console.....ready for restoration ,,,,negotiable with price but no time wasters plz

$7,000
Salisbury, SA

8 hours ago

LJ V8 Torana

  • 68058 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Mod plated lj v8 torana This is a straight, fun driving car Manual Modified brakes, suspension, chassis, engine. This car is fun as is or has so much potential.

$56,500
New Beith, QLD

11 hours ago

1978 Holden Torana LX Hatch V8

  • 4000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Torana 2 door Hatch. Straight as a die. Never had any rust. Been garaged since 2006 and taken out twice a year. Was originally a six cylinder auto. Stroked 304, TH700, 9" diff. HQ brakes Chassis kit 15" wheels All engineered All wiring hidden and has battery in the boot. Was a show car in Victoria before I purchased it. Engine has done 4,000km since complete rebuild. Trans and diff have done next to nothing. Interior has been redone by previous owner and is still in n

Contactless
$95,000
Ridgewood, WA

13 hours ago

LX Torana 77 4 Door

  • 106000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

77 LX 4 door daily driver runs well. 173 engine. No rust in the plenum chamber or behind dash/ glovebox area , floor pan rust free. Few small sections of rust in the lower door skins. Otherwise great example of an unmolested 77 . Happy to move old brown on to a new owner for 36k not interested in offers sorry. Call Mick on for any details required. 107000klms

$36,000
West Mackay, QLD

15 hours ago

Wanted: Wanted LH or LX Torana for project

  • 123486 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Wanted to buy LH or LX Torana for a project. Any condition will be considered Please msg me pics and prices Thanks

$2,021Negotiable
Wollongong, NSW

16 hours ago

Suzuki Liana hatchback 4 door Manuel

  • 60000 km

2 owners mint condition is a four door lj torana front damage purple all origenal 60000 on clock log books fully origenal like new swap for muscle car etc slr replica lx lh been stored for 11 years

$50,000
Morley, WA

18 hours ago

Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback

  • 1 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

In the market for an original immaculate restored or unrestored Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback. Must be SS variant. Prefer V8 car. Will travel.

Contactless
$150,000
Preston, VIC

21 hours ago

LX Torana

  • 400000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

March 77 build date, SL new tyres and exhaust. 12 months standard NSW rego. 95% straight, small rust issues in door skins. Rear drivers 1/4 panel needs rust repair panel easily available from restoration supply outlets. Small amount bottom corner drivers side rear screen

$30,000Negotiable
Yetholme, NSW

07/12/2021

LJ and LC Torana glass

  • 5555555 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Front and rear glass for LJ and LC Torana Both it pretty good condition Front has window wiper blade mark not scratched but see where they go and few little scratches $500 ono Rear window, has a couple of marks in it but overall pretty clean $300 ono

$800Negotiable
Tranmere, SA

07/12/2021

Holden torana

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1974 Holden torana ta Drives and runs Second owner Very clean car for its ages Original number plates Has a little bit of rust $18,000 neg

$18,000Negotiable
Epping, VIC

07/12/2021

Wanted: WTB LC xu1 CK bathurst torana

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Looking for a CK XU1 torana . GEUINE BUYER Cash waiting SPOTTERS FEES Torana Xu1 Lc gtr Gtr

$250,000Negotiable
Peats Ridge, NSW

06/12/2021

1975 Holden Torana LH SL/R Jamaica Lime 4 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 104000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

1975 Holden LH Torana SLR 4.2Lt V8 M20 Manual in Jamaica Green It is now running T5 Tremec 5 Speed and a 9" Diff with a True Track Centre with 4.11 Gears, Davis Brown 120Lt Drop Tank that is a thing of Beauty. The car is a very solid example, its is a 3 owner car from new, having been repainted in 90's and had a engine freshen up in 2010. There are a few areas that need a little bit of TLC, but it is a very good example. I Can Organise Finance, Trade Ins and Transport Anywhere in

$125,000
Aspley, QLD

Dealer used
06/12/2021

1978 Holden Torana by Firma Trading Australia

  • 10000 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto

1978 Holden Torana tribute project now available for sale at the home of classics in Australia Firma Trading Australia. Up for sale is this unique opportunity to get into the market with prices only set to rise for classic Holdens. Beautiful Mandarin Orange Torana hatchback project that just needs some finishing touches. Vendor says sell as he has other projects to concentrate on. 308 Red motor sounds good. V8's are only going to increase in value and now is a good time to get one before it'

$69,950Negotiable
Seaford, SA

Dealer used
06/12/2021

Wanted: Torana. Looking for my 72 XU1

Hi, I'm looking for a 1972 glacier white LJ XU1. Engine number JP 154890. I owned this car in the late 80,s. Last I heard it was in Auburn Sydney. Any help would be appreciated. Phil .

Contactless
$12,345
Minchinbury, NSW

05/12/2021

Torana UC 1978 (last of the torana models)

  • 158000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Holden torana 1978 sedan Complete vehicle 202 / 6 cylinder engine (runs) T bar auto Restoration or parts Vehicle was in storage Low kilometres

$9,500
Landsborough, QLD

05/12/2021

Holden Torana HB

  • 270770 km

HB Holden Torana 72 model. Bought as a project car but don't have to time for it anymore. $12,000 ONO. Located in Townsville

$12,000
Townsville, QLD

05/12/2021

UC Holden Sunbird Torana

  • 600000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

UC Torana/Sunbird Original Survivor Car. Factory paint, carpet etc. Everything works as it should even the little things like clock, radio etc. Was registered and driven regularly until recently, can be registered and driven straight away. Starfire 1900cc 4cly and 4sp. Also suit LH-X conversion but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Qld- near Bundaberg. Can help with delivery or shipping. Ph Please serious buyers only.

$22,000
Childers, QLD

04/12/2021

Holden GTR coupe 5/72 unfished project

  • 12345 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Has 3 I'd tag's rust has been done lots of new parts 1 of 1 LJ paint code Lc patina gold and antique saddle trim no original motor very good 3.3 complete reconditioned aussie 4speed Lsd diff have front and back seats, dash, steering wheel, complete brand new Front guards, nose cone, rad support, excellent boot and bonnet a pair of excellent doors, etc not selling any parts and I haven't all the parts to finish, I don't want offers that's the price but I may trade somthing of interest? No reply

$85,000
Macdonald Park, SA

04/12/2021

Wanted: WANTED - Holden SS Torana Hatchback

$150,000
Brunswick, VIC

03/12/2021

1974 Holden Torana LH SL Silver 3 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 1000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8

**Free Delivery Australia Wide** 1974 Holden Torana LH SLR500 L/34 Replica - Painted in Sable Silver with Black Stripe - Running a VN Headed 5.0L Engine - RPM Manifold and Aftermarket Extractors - 3 Speed Auto Transmission - Black SLR Interior - SLR Steering Wheel - SLR Dash - Real Drop Tank - 18" US MAGS Wheels - We are Located 15 Minutes from Sydney CBD / 10 Minutes from Sydney Airport - Trade Ins / Swaps Welcome - Competitive Finance Available - Interstate Transport Available

$124,990
Carss Park, NSW

Dealer used
03/12/2021

HOLDEN TORANA 1978 UC model

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Torana by Holden UC model Currently Qld regoed and will come with current Qld safety certificate for rego transfer to Queensland buyers No rust at all as it was all professionally repaired. Has had a closed door respray in factory mettalic windsor blue was a shed job so is not a show car but presents very well and comes with 2 litres of paint left for touch ups and when you do the engine bay. Engine has Exctractors car has CHEVIOT Quattro mags with NEW TYRES and LOTS of NEW PARTS but sti

$21,000
Townsville, QLD

03/12/2021

1976 Holden Torana LX SL Yellow 4 Speed Manual Liftback

  • 210202 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 6

**Free Delivery Australia Wide** 1976 Holden Torana Hatchback A9X Replica - Painted in Stunning Absinth Yellow - Running a Mild 5.0L (308) Engine - M21 4 Speed Manual Transmission - 9 Inch Diff - SS Dash and Steering Wheel - Half Roll Cage (Bolted in and Removable) - Centre Console - Recaro Front Seats - 15" GTS Wheels - Big Polished Drop Tank - We are Located 15 Minutes from Sydney CBD / 10 Minutes from Sydney Airport - Trade Ins / Swaps Welcome - Competitive Finance Available - Interstat

$109,990
Carss Park, NSW

Dealer used
03/12/2021

LX TORANA TB AUTO FOR SALE

  • 354258 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Torana auto with $10000 worth of new parts call for more information

$30,000
Merrylands, NSW

02/12/2021

  • Common FAQs
  • Earlier Holden Torana models such as the SLs carry four or six-cylinder engines, while the SLRs have 4.2-litre and 5-litre V8s. The popularity of successive Torana generations produced a broad array of engine and drive train options.
  • The iconic SLR 5000's 308 5-litre V8 four-speed manual could hit 77km/h in first gear on its way to a top speed of 196km/h. This pumps out 186kW of power delivering 434Nm of torque harnessed by disc and drum brakes.
  • While the slightly larger SLR 5000 could accommodate five passengers, the range was designed overall for carrying four people, preferably just two in the front. The older, three-seat versions offer very cramped rear seating and scant safety features.
  • The designation mid 1970s. In sedan and hatchback with four, six and eight cylinders engines this was a game changing motor vehicle.

Overview of the Holden Torana

Overview of the Holden Torana

The 1967 Torana - meaning 'to fly' in the Aboriginal language - was based on Britain's Vauxhall Viva.

It had broad appeal through hatch and sedan body styles, and a wide range of engines comprising four, six or eight cylinders.

The Torana became a touring car legend when racing versions took five victories during the 1970s, including three at the hands of another legend - Peter Brock.

A race-car-for-the-road A9X version is regarded by many as one of Holden's most iconic cars.

HOLDEN TORANA GENERATIONS

1967-1969

1969-1974

1974-1980

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

3.3L 6cyl: 13.6 litres per 100km (based on 1976-78 SL/R sedan)

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO HOLDEN TORANA

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HOLDEN TORANA (1974-1980)

The Toranas we're dealing with here are the last of the breed and were the biggest and strongest Toranas made. But you need to understand that they're very old cars now and could be in any sort of condition from mint to ready-for-the-knackers.

Mechanically, they're big and tough with strong, simple suspension and fairly crude engines and transmissions. Any four-cylinder will be a worn-out dog by now and the V8s are heavy and spoil the handling as well as make the cars expensive. Which means a six-cylinder is the way to go but check the engine for smoke from the tailpipe as well as the oil filler cap when the engine is hot and idling.

The automatic should select gears from Park without too much delay and the clutch in any manual should feel strong with a distinct take-up point.

Interiors in good condition won't be easy to find, and also beware a new coat of shiny paint that could be hiding anything such as rust.

Finally, lower your driving expectations; these weren't flash handlers when new and another four decades will have done nothing to alter that perspective.