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A brand new Holden HB Torana.

At first glance, to this pom's eyes anyway, I'd assumed that this old car was a 2 door Vauxhall Viva HB, but a closer look suggested an Antipodean location for both of these photographs. The car's front grille didn't look right for a Vauxhall either. The car in fact is the Australian-built Holden HB Torana, first of the Torana line introduced in 1967.
The first photo shows a proud lady stood with her new Holden HB, with a smart two-tone VW Beetle parked alongside on the verge.
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A 1967 Holden HB Torana
In this picture only the badge on the wing ("Torana"), side rubbing strips, and different style of hubcap differentiate this Holden from the British Viva. Photograph number 2 shows the revised grille treatment.
Front view of the classic Holden
This version of the Torana was only made from 1967 to 1968, manual and automatic transmission options were available, and in 1968 a Brabham-tuned version was offered (just as was a Viva Brabham back in the UK).
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