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.