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- Photographed in November 2018 at Auto Expo, Adelaide, South Australia

1977 Holden Torana SS LX Hatchback

March 1974 General Motors Holden released the first completely new Torana body, being the larger mid-sized LH series, initially produced in four-door sedan style only.

Despite the larger external size, the car was relatively cramped by mid-1970s standards. It resembled other GM products of its generation, notably the Opel Ascona.

It was unique in that, following the addition of a four-cylinder option in May 1974, the same body style was available with a choice of inline-four, inline-six, or V8 engines, specifically, 1.9-litre Opel four, 2.85- and 3.3-litre Holden 'red' sixes, and 4.2- and 5.0-litre Holden V8s. Low-compression versions of the fours and sixes were also available for export markets.

In 1976 a facelift was released, the LX, and a new 2-door coupe body became available.

Apart from the homologation-special A9X, the SS version seen here was the top performance package available.

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