The name Torana is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "To Fly", and in the hands of Peter Brock he would make the Torana do just that around Mount Panorama. The Torana GTR, XU-1, SL/R, SS and A9X have made an indelible mark on the Australian motoring landscape and remain prized possessions for those lucky enough to own one.
Here is your chance to own a very special example, and this one ticks all the boxes!
L31- 5 Litre V8 - Check!
M21 - 4 speed manual gearbox - Check!
2214 - Tuxedo Black factory paint - Check!
18V - Slate black Golf ball trim - Check!
According to the experts there were only 10 Tuxedo black SS Hatchbacks built. Seven automatics and three manuals. So this example is super RARE!
And boy does this SS Torana look tough. With dealer fitted A9X flares, bonnet scoop, A9X chrome bumpers, widened A9X style GTS wheels, this is one great looking SS Torana. Add to this the NSW custom number plates SS L31 included in the sale for all NSW buyers, the factory installed radio and dealer fitted Mark 1V airconditioning (not installed but all parts supplied) and you've got one hell of a package.
This SS was rotisserie restored in 2018 and presents in as new condition. The SS runs the all matching numbers HT prefixed L31 5 litre V8 fully rebuilt to stock specifications. The car still retains its original 4 barrel Rochester carby, manifold, heads etc. The M21 gearbox and factory LSD diff are also original to this car and have been fully reconditioned. The current owner purchased the SS from the original owner in Canberra 15 years ago. At the time it had been off the road since 1986. The car comes with its original dealer sticker from Mantello Motors, Faulkner, ACT still on the rear window plus the original Mark 1V airconditioning sticker. The SS also comes with a letter of verification from GMH.
The interior is the all original slate black golf ball trim, from the door cards to the seats except for new hood lining which had to be replaced when the car was repainted. All the gauges work and the car has all new wiring including the original battery terminals and comes with the dealer installed AM radio. The original owner also had a dealer fitted Clarion cassette player fitted when new.
This Tuxedo Black Hatchback is hugely collectible in its own right as a super rare survivor example of the fully optioned SS Torana in a super rare and sort after colour combination.
No doubt this is truly Holden hot property. In our Kingsgrove, Sydney showroom for your private inspection. (AMCS Ref: 5653)
If you wish, AMCS will gladly arrange a video tour of the car using WhatsApp and of course there is no issue with door to door freight delivery anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. Also please note if you have a quality Muscle or Classic car you wish to list or have valued please give us a call at AMCS, we will be happy to assist you.