In August 1977, Holden introduced one of the best cars it has ever produced- a car so good that it rewrote our ideas about Australian super cars. A car so good that it would be another four years or so before any of Peter Brock’s production Commodore 308s could surpass it.
It was introduced with little fanfare with no full page ads or glossy brochures not even a story on the fact that the A9X was the first Australian car to be produced with four wheel disc brakes. The reason for this is that Holden was still smarting over the super car scare from 1972. With the release of the A9X so obviously superior to any of its Torana predecessors, some of the heavies at Holden were anxious about too much publicity. The A9X was simply a limited run production model incorporating the Bathurst equipment. In Holden speak this was the performance package
While the A9X was actually part of the LX range it pioneered the UC type rear floor pan enabling it to carry Holden’s new Salisbury rear axle plus disc brakes.
LX A9X Torana
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