Holden Torana – Flash Back Friday
The Holden Torana was manufactured from 1967 to 1980. The name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning “to fly”. The first Torana (HB Series) was released in 1967 and was a four-cylinder compant vehicle with origins of the British Vaxhall Vivas of the mid 1960’s.
Between 1969 – 1973 the LC and LJ series were introduced. These cars were much more popular, had a long wheelbase and six cylinders and with the introduction of the LH and LX series in 1974 – 1977 eight cylinders were added to the mix.
Changing track in Australian motor sports, Holden released the LC Torana GTR XU-1 in 1970 with the performance enhanced drive train and handling. From this time through to the release of the Holden Commodore, the Torana remained Holden’s most successful spots/performance vehicle winning many victories in rallying and circuit racing
A total of 81,813 LJ Toranas were built by Holden in Australia.