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TORANA TOUGH

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.

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