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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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Wanted: Torana wanted

  • 200 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Torana wanted LC. LJ. LH. L X. Any condition. Looking for one for spares and one to finish build to race around the streets of Albany.

$2,000
Australind, WA

01/12/2021

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

01/12/2021

Wanted: WTB Lc Lj Torana

  • 1234 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Hey looking for a Torana for my mum, no projects, 2 door or 4 door in QLD would be nice, cash buyer. Thanks

$75,000
Maroochydore, QLD

01/12/2021

1974 HOLDEN LJ TORANA GTR

  • 61113 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Attention collectors and investors. This is special. Yes. 61,133 KM in 47 years. A Genuine 1974 0/1 LJ GTR in MUSTARD and BLACK interior. Matching numbers and all tags in place. Motor never touched aside from regular scheduled maintenance regardless of mileage covered. Original down to its 'gentle' patina. So special we photographed it as it has come from the owner with no detail. Interior is in excellent condition with only the drivers seat showing any appreciable wear and in our opinion it s

Contactless
$139,999
Mile End, SA

Dealer used
01/12/2021

Holden LJ Torana

  • 250000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

LJ Torana - Factory AC Call for inspections - No time wasters

$28,000Negotiable
Middle Dural, NSW

29/11/2021

Holden LJ Torana Coupe "DRAG CAR"

  • 123455 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1972 LJ GTR Torana coupe This is a full chassis drag car. full role cage fitted with a Dana diff with 35 Spline AP Axles. Rear Mickey Thompson Pro Drag Radial Tire - 31.25/12.2R15 running on WELD RACING DRAGLITE 15 x 10 and 15 x 3. Engine plate to suit small block Chev. Come less motor and trans. One of COME racings first drag cars. ready to suit your next drag build. Please contact us for any enquiries on ,

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$24,999
Mile End, SA

Dealer used
29/11/2021

Lj torana 4 door

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Price is firm no offers Coppabella QLD ๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿ›‘Engine not included ๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿ›‘ (Will package engine and car together for genuine buyers JL dual date coded GTR period correct engine number not from GTR model and triple SU) Lj torana rolling shell Spare doors go with the car More photos available on request Price is firm no offers

$4,000
Nebo, QLD

28/11/2021

Lj 4 door sl divorce sale cash only

  • 47000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Lj Torana sl All 3 tags Front two tags removed for rad support replacement Stripped all parts plus extras New floors New grill indicators carpet headlight surrounds all in boxes spare taillights Spare boot lid

$15,000Negotiable
Mount Compass, SA

28/11/2021

1973 Holden Torana LJ Coupe

  • 52000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Stunning 1973 LJ Torana S 2 Door Coupe Original car with genuine 52000 miles. Unmolested and no rust! -Factory PURR PULL with full factory black leather interior. -202ci, 3 Speed Trimatic on the column. Runs very quiet and no smoke. -Factory girlock front disc brakes -Comes with log book, 2 sets of keys -Has 4 new tyres , new radiator hoses and new battery. -Includes 4x brand new sprint master mag and tyres. -Factory dealer sun visor, dealer fitted rear venetian, dealer fitted

$67,000
Greystanes, NSW

27/11/2021

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 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 on mgs, ring only*****9306

$95,000
Macdonald Park, SA

27/11/2021

1972 Holden LJ Torana SL, manual.

  • 76000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Factory Dublin Green, Antique saddle interior, high output blue 202 triple 48 webers, new suspension, brakes and petrol tank. GTR dash and steering wheel. Brand new wheels and tyres. Has the original owners manual and books, Beautiful car. Serious enquiries only please.

$48,000Negotiable
Congarinni North, NSW

22/11/2021

HOLDEN LJ TORANA 6 CYL 5/72 PLATE 2 DOOR COUPE WIT

  • 67210 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1972 HOLDEN TORANA 2 DOOR COUPE SHOWING 67201 MILES BUILT IN MAY 1972 THIS ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING CAR IS A 1972 HOLDEN TORANA 6 CYL138 ENGINE 2 DOOR COUPE 3 ON THE TREE MANUAL ORIGINAL CAR THAT AT SOME STAGE MAY HAVE HAD A RE-SPRAY THE 2 DOOR COUPE IS EXTREAMLY HARD TO FIND IN REASONABLE CONDITION I AM TOLD THERE WAS ONLY 200 138 ENGINE VARIENT BUILT IN THE ELIZABETH FACTORY WITH ONLY 10 ORANGE / BLACK VEHICLES BUILT WITH SOME RUST IN THE NORMAL PLACES THIS IS AN ELIZABETH BUI

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$60,000
Crafers, SA

22/11/2021

Holden LJ Torana

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

'72 LJ Holden Torana - Starts but runs rough, very minor rust. Needs cosmetic repairs as you can see in pictures. Was bought for a project car but don't have the time anymore. Email me for more details or any questions

$25,000
Townsville, QLD

21/11/2021

Wanted: Xu1 Torana Wanted

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Genuine LJ GTR XUI wanted in good condition Genuine cashed up private buyer, who is not on selling. Will buy from any state

$1,973
Balcatta, WA

19/11/2021

Holden LJ Torana

  • 99999 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

1973 Holden Torana Great project 202 column auto Bucket seats Disc brake front 13 inch hot wires Tow bar Has all of the stainless including the 2 not on the car Car appears to be complete Rust in all the usual places for this model Requires full restoration I have not had it going but I believe with a new battery and some fresh fuel it should go Car located in Carisbrook Inspection a must as everyoneโ€™s interpretation of rust is different $14000 neg

$14,000Negotiable
Australia,

17/11/2021

Wanted: After 2 door LC LJ Torana complete or roller

  • 100000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Genuine buyer looking for LC or LJ Torana 2 door complete or Roller without engine fine would prefer a non rusty one

$60,000Negotiable
Jewells, NSW

31/10/2021

Lj torana

  • 80000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

1973 lj torana on second owner , all matching numbers and registerasble . Has minimal rust , factory vinyl roof, original motor running and never rebuilt , has fitted extractors and gtr (genuine ) rims have factory rims and hubcaps with it sale price by reasonable negotiation but this car is worth a look for serious buyer A great buy for a restoration fan as it is 99.9 complete Price is negotiable

$35,000Negotiable
Para Hills, SA

31/10/2021

Lj torana

  • 1 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Lj torana 4 door needs full restoration great starting point to make a great street car xu1 dash cluster hot wire rims all glass front and rear seats may consider swaps

$12,000
Ocean Shores, NSW

30/10/2021

Wanted: Wanted LJ Torana rolling shell

  • 60000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

I want an LJ rolling shell because I am in need of a project car I have no specific specifications like the ad says it just wanted my let me have the ad ap without them

$7,000
Currumbin, QLD

20/10/2021

Torana car LJ front end on chassie gtr Bbq

  • 10000000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Torana Bbq Never used Been in storage for 17 years All genuine parts Original Torana Front of car In HOBART TASMANIA Can help to organize freight Haveoriginal LJ sedan tags to go with it Best offer

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$7,500
Hobart CBD, TAS

30/06/2021

TORANA LC LJ LH HQ HZ VH VL VR VT VX SS HSV MONARO CAMARO CHEV FORD XY

  • 49775 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Pink Torana LC , 173 Original High Compression Engine , colum shift auto , Heater and fan work , Engine never rebuilt, matching number car , has all 3 tags DRIVEN MONTHLY ON CLUB REG... text o4o1 326 1o2 runs and drives perfect, no mods, blows no smoke, 3rd Owner white original interior, dash not cracked in very good condition,XU1 Exhuast and Spoiler, originally gold, Sprint master mags with brand new tyres, 2 small dints only, car is straight Rebuilt; Steering rack , Diff , Brake Calipers

$35,000
Hughesdale, VIC

09/06/2021

Wanted: WANTED LC OR LJ TWO DOOR GTR OR S

  • 1000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl

Seeking any LC OR LJ TWO ROOR GTR, XU1 or S COUPES. Prefer ones with minimal rust or had rust and body repairs where the owner has lost interest or needs to move them on. Ideally complete cars, Iโ€™m a cash buyer at fair prices for the right car with no fuss. Will travel if needed for the right cars.

$12,345
North Brighton, SA

14/12/2020

Wanted: Wanted Holden Torana LC/LJ LH/ LX

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

Wanted Torana LC/LJ 2 door LH sedan - LX 2 OR 4 DOOR ANY CONDITION CASH WAITING

Negotiable
Hobart CBD, TAS

12/12/2020

Wanted: Wanted LX, LH, LJ OR LC TORANA 4 OR 2 DOOR

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Wanted LX, LH, LJ OR LC TORANA 4 OR 2 DOOR for project car any condition Message me what you got and price your chasing and in W.A only Cheers

Negotiable
Success, WA

07/12/2020

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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.