While the 1982 VH was the first SS Commodore, the badge’s Aussie origins date back to 1972 and the HQ SS, in effect a four-door Monaro. Or a Belmont with stickers. Four years later came the LX Torana SS hatch and the iconic SS A9X.
The LX remains one of only three SS-branded Holdens sold with a six-pot up front, the others being the VT SS V6 and the vanishingly rare VP SS V6. The SS became a permanent fixture in the Commodore firmament with the VN V8 in 1989, creating an unbroken line through to today’s VFII. e th xture 989,
VFII SS-V Redline