Title Winning Classic: 1977 Holden Torana A9X Group C

Motorsport history is full of David versus Goliath stories, but none are better personified (autofied?) than by this 1977 Holden Toarana A9X Group C. It was one of two cars used by a privateer racer to defeat the Holden… more»

1-of-33: 1978 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback

The Australian muscle car scene marches to a different drummer than the United States. Lower sales volumes and import duties meant that local manufacturers utilized standard passenger car bodies married to the most powerful engine in their local armory…. more»

Famous or Infamous? 1973 Holden Torana XU-1

While it is possible to draw some parallels, the Australian and American performance car scenes followed very different paths. Many American manufacturers based their high-performance models on Hardtop or Coupe variants. Lower sales volumes Down Under saw companies like… more»

Le Mans Connection: 1978 Holden Torana A9X

I’ve had the privilege to write about several examples of the Holden Torana A9X here at Barn Finds, but this car is something very different. It was a car that was born out of a desire for international racing… more»

Will This 1977 Holden Torana A9X Sell For $1,000,000?

Sometimes the cosmos throws us an amazing piece of symmetry, and for me, that is the case with this 1977 Holden Torana A9X. As you will see, the fact that this car landed on my desk is quite astonishing,… more»

$1,000,000?!! 1977 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback

While it is possible to draw many parallels between the US and Australia’s muscle car scenes, much of what drove the market Down Under was motivated by motorsport success. Nowhere is this better encapsulated than in this 1977 Holden… more»

Traded in ’85! 1973 Holden LJ Torana GTR

When a dealership takes a vehicle as a trade on a new car, they generally like to flip that trade pretty quickly. Those cars usually represent a significant slice of their profit margin on the new car, so the… more»

Racing Special: 1977 Holden Torana A9X

About 125 miles west of Sydney in New South Wales is a town called Bathurst. It is a pretty place, and outside that town is a hill called Mount Panorama. The events that have taken place on that hill… more»

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