History of the LH Torana SLR 5000
The LX model also offered a hatchback option with an 1897cc engine; however, the two-door vehicle did not have the unique body style upgrades as discussed prior. It was more of the plain body style used in the LH model. However, the LX did have three models of the hatchback with an SL, SS, and SL/R model. The LX Torana SL model was available as a sedan or a hatchback, while the SS model was only available in the hatchback. The SL/R 5000 model was a sedan version, but it did have a hatchback version in the SS model that had a nice V8 engine (5.0 litre) that was visibly different with 5.0 litre badging and a smaller spoiler to make it standout more. The SL/R 5000 sedan was different that all other sedan models because it had a ‘painted’ bonnet and lettering on the spoiler and doors.
The T-bar Trimatic became available in the all V8 engines (5.0 litre) in the SS and SL/R models. If this option was chosen, the vehicle interior was given more sporty look which orange graphics and a silver dash. A new stalk with a headlight flash and dimmer was fitted along with nice bucket seats. The exterior was enhanced with round seven inch headlights including halogen inserts.