Welcome to our tribute website to the Holden Torana. Founded by three friends that share a common interest in the Torana, Adam, Chris and Tim (ACT). The aim of the website is sharing our love and passion for the Torana with owners and enthusiasts around Australia and the world.
You don’t have to have a show car or even a Torana to join our club! We have a love for all things Torana, from everyday run about cars to immaculate street machines, and people with a genuine interest in the Torana are welcome here.
Should you wish to get in contact with us to arrange a cruise, club run or outing , please use the Contact Us page.
Below is a brief overview of the Torana models. You can read more about each model by clicking on the link. Read more Torana history here.
1967-1969. The HB Torana, is introduced. Taking the name from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘to fly’, it is based on the English Vauxhall Viva. The Torana is prefixed as the HB. Between 1967 and 1969, 36,561 were produced.
1969-1972. The LC Torana is the replacement for the HB and is available with an imported four cylinder or a locally manufacturered six-cylinder engine. Between 1969 and 1972, 74,627 were sold.
1972-1974. The third model the , LJ Torana is launched. Between 1972 and 1974, 81,453 were built.
1974 -1975 The TA Torana which is a facelifted LC, was offered with a choice of 1.3 litre and 1.7 litre four-cylinder engines. 9,288 TAs were sold.
1974-1976. The fourth model, the larger LH Torana model, was announced. Available only in four-door form, it is one of the few Holdens offered with a choice of four, six and eight cylinder engines. Between 1974 and 1976, 71,408 were built.
1976-1978. The LX Torana range is unveiled, with a sedan body and a locally produced hatchback. There is also a choice of four, six and eight cylinder engines. Just under 50 000 LX Toranas are produced, including 8 527 hatchbacks. The four-cylinder LX was later revised and relaunched as the Holden Sunbird. Sedan and hatchback variants were offered.
1978-1980. The four and six-cylinder UC Torana and UC Sunbird are released, both with a choice of sedan and hatchback body styles. Later in the lifecycle the Opel-built four-cylinder Sunbird engine is replaced by the Australian-made Starfire 1.9 litre four cylinder. A total of 53 007 UC Toranas and Sunbirds were sold.
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