Ignore the fuzzy cover shot, this tome by Norm Darwin (who also authored Monaro Magic) is a very handy reference for the Torana enthusiast and would-be owner. It lays out the series in chronological order (handy for anyone prone to mixing up their LHs and UCs), with a number of special sections on the development of each generation. Restorers will love the colour charts and guides for paint and trim, along with various options lists. This is a good way to settle a few of those interminable arguments over what the factory did and when. Produced in Ballarat by H@nd Publishing (no, that’s not a typo!), it costs around $60. We got ours from Motor Book World.
SPOTLIGHT ON HOLDEN TORANA LH-LX
Assembled by Tony Davis, this offers a potted history of the 1974-78 series, along with a host of photos and period road tests from Modern Motor magazine (now Motor magazine). It’s a useful reference put out by Marque Publishing. Ours cost $35 at Motor Book World.