Celebrating Holden: A Legacy of Australian Automotive Excellence

Holden has been a symbol of Australian ingenuity and pride for decades, leaving an indelible mark on the automotive landscape. As we celebrate Holden Month, we take a moment to reflect on the rich history of this iconic brand and spotlight two legendary models that epitomise its legacy—the 1976 Holden LX Torana SS and the 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS. Join us in this celebration and learn more about the exciting opportunity to own a piece of Holden history.

The Birth and Rise of Holden
Holden’s story began in 1856 as a saddlery business in South Australia. By the early 20th century, it had evolved into a car manufacturer, producing vehicle bodies for various carmakers before becoming an official car manufacturer in 1948. The release of the first all-Australian car, the Holden 48-215 (commonly known as the FX), marked the beginning of a new era. Holden quickly gained a reputation for producing robust and reliable vehicles that resonated with the Australian public.

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Holden solidified its position as a market leader with models like the FE, FC, and the ever-popular EH. These cars were celebrated for their durability, style, and performance. However, it was in the late 1960s and 70s that Holden truly cemented its legacy with the introduction of models that would become legends in their own right.

Spotlight on the 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS
The 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS is one such legend. As the successor to the original Monaro, the HT series introduced significant improvements and innovations. The HT Monaro GTS was a true performance car, featuring a range of powerful engines, including the iconic 5.0L V8.

The HT Monaro GTS was not just about raw power; it also boasted a sleek, aerodynamic design that turned heads wherever it went. Its aggressive front grille, muscular lines, and sporty stance made it an instant classic. Inside, the Monaro offered a blend of comfort and style, with a driver-focused cockpit and high-quality materials.

For many Australians, the HT Monaro GTS represented the pinnacle of automotive engineering and design. It was a car that could dominate the racetrack and cruise the city streets with equal ease. Today, it remains one of the most sought-after classic cars, cherished by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Introducing the 1976 Holden LX Torana SS
Another gem in the Holden crown is the 1976 Holden LX Torana SS. The Torana nameplate had already earned a reputation for performance and versatility, but the LX series took it to new heights. The LX Torana SS was the performance variant, designed to deliver exhilarating driving experiences.

Under the hood, the LX Torana SS packed a punch with its 253ci V8 engine. Enhanced with a mild cam, a four-barrel 5.0L manifold, and an Edelbrock Carburetor, this powerhouse was built for speed and agility. The M20 four-speed manual transmission ensured smooth gear shifts, while the Tri-matic gearbox and Banjo differential with a limited-slip centre provided stability and control.

The LX Torana SS wasn’t just about performance; it also featured aggressive lowered King springs and HQ disc brakes for a sharp, responsive ride. Inside, the black vinyl interior combined comfort with modern amenities, including a high-tech Pioneer system that kept drivers connected and entertained.

Holden’s Impact on Australian Culture
Holden’s influence extends beyond the cars themselves. Over the decades, Holden has become a part of Australian culture, featuring prominently in movies, TV shows, and music. Models like the Monaro and Torana have been celebrated in popular media, symbolising the spirit of adventure and freedom.

The strong sense of community among Holden enthusiasts is another testament to the brand’s enduring legacy. Car clubs, gatherings, and events dedicated to Holden vehicles provide a space for fans to share their passion, swap stories, and showcase their prized possessions. This camaraderie reflects the deep connection many Australians feel with Holden, transcending generations.

Why These Cars Matter
The 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS and the 1976 Holden LX Torana SS are more than just cars; they are symbols of Australian automotive excellence. Owning these vehicles means owning a piece of history, a testament to Holden’s legacy of innovation, performance, and style. These cars represent a time when Australian engineering was at its peak, delivering vehicles that could compete on the world stage.
Holden Month is a celebration of Australian heritage, innovation, and the enduring legacy of a brand that has shaped our automotive landscape. By spotlighting the 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS and the 1976 Holden LX Torana SS, we honour the craftsmanship and passion that went into creating these masterpieces. 

Win a Genuine 1976 Holden Torana LX SS
Rev up your engines and get ready to take the wheel of a true classic—the genuine 1976 Holden Torana LX SS Hatchback. This is your golden opportunity to win a masterpiece of muscle and might restored to its full glory.

This classic comes fully loaded with:
Genuine SS Hatchback
Fully rotisserie rebuild
A9X style flares and body kit
Reco 253ci V8 engine
Four-speed manual transmission
2.78 ratio Banjo differential
Body colour painted underbody
Staggered 15” OS Formula Challenger wheels

Secure your chance to drive away with a legend.


Win A Genuine One-Of-A-Kind 1969 HT Monaro GTS
Seize the unmatched 1969 Holden HT GTS Monaro, the only Holden muscle car in the world finished in the factory-ordered Turbine Bronze. With its powerhouse 253ci V8 and Saginaw four-speed, this collector’s gem is more than a vehicle—it’s a unique piece of Aussie muscle history, a true one-of-a-kind that promises to be the crown jewel of any collection. Claim this legendary rarity.

This classic comes stacked with; 
1 Of 1 In Special Order Colour “Turbine Bronze”
Factory 253ci V8 Engine
Saginaw Four Speed Manual Transmission
Code 18x Sandalwood And Black Interior Trim
14” Period Dragway Wheels

What are you waiting for, mate?