Holden Torana Cars
An Australian icon, Holden began making cars in Australia in the 1950s. The Holden Torana was a popular range and was in production from 1967 to 1980, with a number of models designed and produced during that time. After 1980, the Holden Commodore, which first entered production in 1978, became the company's dominant passenger model.Design
The first generation of Toranas were 4-cylinder cars, with 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder versions added to the range later. While 4-cylinder Toranas were made right until the end of production, from late 1976 they were known as the Holden Sunbird. Torana engine sizes ranged from 1.2 to 5.0 litres. Most Toranas were sedans, with both 2-door and 4-door options available. A 3-door hatchback model was added in the last few years of production.Torana Racing Cars
The Holden Torana was not solely a passenger vehicle. In 1970, a performance version of the car was built as a both a road-circuit race car and an off-road rally car. Toranas became popular both on and off the track and won numerous events.Still Popular Today
While there aren't too many Holden Torana passenger vehicles travelling the roads today, there is still interest in them. A restored Torana can fetch a hefty price, sometimes much more than the cost of a new current-model Holden. Or for those Torana buffs interested in a fun project, you might be able to find one that's seen better days and just waiting to be restored to its former glory.Model Holden Torana Cars
If a restored Torana is a bit out of your price range, maybe a Holden contemporary diecast car is more your style. There’s a great range of diecast model Toranas available in a variety of styles and colours, including Peter Brock and Bob Jane Bathurst racing cars. Plus, you could buy a whole collection of model Toranas for what a restored car would cost.