Holden Torana A9X Replica

Work Carried Out

This Holden Torana A9X Replica was stripped back to bare metal, nuts and bolts for a full turn-key rotisserie build. The brief was met, going above and beyond on this build with the Finest restorations team sourcing extremely hard to get A9X genuine parts including NOS GMH parts and reproduction parts finishing the vehicle in the correct GMH Valencia Orange, correct wiring harness, A9X thermos fan and A9X correct offset wheels. An all-new A9X Torana interior was also created from top to bottom. A full engine rebuild was undertaken with the work being carried out by Hercules’s Competition Engines completed to A9X and Torana L34 factory specifications. The engine was mated to an M21, 4-speed, fully customised 10 bolt 3.36 LSD as per the original A9X cars. This vehicle was finished to an unbeatable level of detail.

Vehicle Specs

Make – Holden Torana A9X Replica
Year – 1977
Colour – Valencia Orange
Engine – 5L Carburettor
Gearbox – M21 4 speed

History of the Holden Torana A9X

The Holden Torana was introduced in August 1977 at the Sandown 500 Endurance. The A9X Torana was released by G.M.H without any advertising or promotion, to ensure the vehicle stayed ‘scarce’. The A9X was introduced as a ‘Performance Equipment Package’ option instead of a special model and was available with the LX Torana SS or SL/R with the 5.0 litre, 308 cubic inch V8 engine. The changes to the A9X were so significant that it really did qualify as a specific model.

Retail prices started at $10,600 (plus on-road costs). All A9X Toranas were compliant between August 1977 and December 1977, with the exception of one vehicle being compliment in January 1978. Unlike published articles, the A9X was a slow seller with the available colours being undesirable.