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1976 Holden LX Torana sedan

By Cameron Dewsbury, 03 Apr 2019 Features

1976 Holden LX Torana sedan

Cameron & Mary Dewsburys small-block Chev-powered LX Torana sedan

“THIS is our 1976 LX Torana sedan. We found it in Toowoomba in a thousand pieces, brought it home and sat it in the carport for a couple of years before the work began.

This article was first published in the March 2018 issue of Street Machine

Holden LX Torana

First things purchased were the Rodlite wheels, which are 15x6s with 165/80/15 front runners, and 15x8s with 235/60/15 tyres at the rear. Chris’s Differential Services then custom-made a diff to suit.

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Holden LX torana engine bay

The small-block Chev was built by Toowoomba local Tony Bellert from TBRE Performance and has custom Tri-Y extractors by Gonzos Racing Pipes. It’s running a Turbo 350 transmission and a custom torque converter. I cut and replaced all the rust before the body was finished off by Shaun McCarthy at Resident Restorations. It was painted in Lone O’Ranger orange with Electric Orange Pearl.

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Holden LX Torana sedan interior

Northcoast Custom Trim did the interior, with Cam and Cody giving it a personalised twist. After 10 years the project was finally completed when the registration was finalised and the mod plates were on.

Holden LX Torana boot

Since completion in February 2018 she has won multiple trophies at various car events, which is unexpected as this was our first major build.”

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