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LOT 142 – 1976 HOLDEN TORANA SS HATCHBACK

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1976 Holden Torana SS Hatch

HIGHLIGHTS: – Factory SS Torana hatch – Rebuild with extensive upgrades – Built 308ci V8 to Group A spec – Tremec 5 speed manual transmission – 9 inch diff – Repainted in Jet Black with Flares and A9X bonnet – All new trim in Chamois to factory look – Air conditioning – Power steering – Four-wheel disc brakes

This factory SS Holden Torana hatch back has been fully restored and tastefully upgraded into a high quality street car. The car began life at GMH’s Dandenong plant in Melbourne, built as an LX SS hatchback completed in September 1975. From the factory the car was equipped with a 4.2L V8 with M20 manual transmission finished in Cotillion White with slate black trim.

The car was purchased by the current owner as an unfinished project but had all of the right ingredients to make a great Torana Hatch. The car had received the full A9X treatment on the outside with the big fender flares and wide stance that everyone loves along with the big bonnet bulge. The car had been professionally body worked and repainted in Jet Black to a very high standard. Externally, the chrome work was all either refinished or replaced. The big booty stance is capped off with a set of custom Simmons B4 wheels measuring 15×9” up front with 255 tyres and 15×11” in the rear with some meaty 345s.

Inside the trim has all been completely replaced back to a factory style but in Chamois to give a nice contrast against the new black paintwork. There is a polished half roll cage fitted to show that you mean business. Importantly, to make sure the driving experience matches the look, the car is fitted with power steering and air conditioning.

Under the bonnet now lives a fully rebuild Holden 308ci V8 engine that has been upgraded to Group A specs running a mild cam, big valve heads, an Edelbrock intake manifold and Quadrajet carburettor. The engine is paired to a Tremec, T5 5 speed manual transmission with Mal wood under dash hydraulic peddle and clutch. Power is fed to the rear wheels through a 9 inch diff with 3.25 ratio Truetrac centre and 31 spline axles. Stance and handling is looked after by King springs with Koni shocks all round. Making sure the car pulls up is a full set of Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners.

A Torana SS hatch is one of the all time great and iconic Aussie muscle cars. This one if finished to a high standard in a fantastic colour combination with an upgraded drive line and the desirable creature comforts.

IMPORTANT: Vehicle information is provided to us by the consignee. We do everything we can to qualify the best cars in the Australian market to represent on consignment for private sellers however, they are still old cars and we can’t capture everything in the photos, we don’t drive them any significant distance and can’t know everything about them. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied themselves as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgement solely. Vehicles may have been sitting for some time and it is suggested that to protect your investment, you allow to change fuel, oil, fluids, filters and inspect brakes prior to use. All vehicles are sold under standard auction conditions, consignment and auction vehicles are sold as is, without registration unless otherwise stated and there is no cooling off period or warranty expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. Independent inspections are welcome and strongly encouraged to help with your decision making.

PLEASE CALL LOCKY MCCANN WITH SALES ENQUIRIES ON 0403 935 488

Located at 2 Palings Court, Nerang on the Gold Coast. Inspections by appointment during auction and public openings/viewing as advertised.




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