The very first 1977 A9X Torana to roll off the Holden production to smash records this weekend on the Gold Coast

A rare Holden Torana SLR5000 A9X – the very first off the production line in 1977 – will go under the hammer at Lloyds Auctions on the Gold Coast this weekend, and is expected to set new auction records.

Torana tragics are expected to flock to the Gold Coast auction to vie for a piece of Holden history.

Bill Freeman, Head Auctioneer at Lloyd’s Auctions and Valuers, said the auction was a once in-a-life-time chance for lovers of the Holden Torana A9X.

“This car is the holy grail of Toranas. It was the very first Holden Torana A9X sedan off the production line in 1977 and it’s got the paperwork to prove it,” he said.

“The car then became the General Motors ‘press car’, meaning all the motoring scribes of the day took the car on road tests, and it also went on display around New South Wales and Victoria.”

“We expect to set Australian records with this auction, not only because of the pedigree but the immaculate condition of the car.”

“It’s got excellent paperwork history, along with photos of the original ‘press test’ drive at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne.”

“It’s been in the same family for many years.” Mr Freeman continued.

The 1977 Holden Torana SLR5000 A9X is just one of the classic cars up for auction at Lloyds Valuers and Auctioneers Classic, Muscle and Barn Finds Auctions this Saturday 24th of March 2018 on the Gold Coast.

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Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

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Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.