1975 Holden Gemini TX DOHC 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand
A screamer with absolute stunning looks
The engine finally gave in at 240,000 Km. Other than that, it was ultra reliable. Then the fun started:
Fitted imported 1.8 DOHC EFI engine
Added HALTEC management system
Close ratio box
Imported limited slip diff & disc brakes
Converted front to 1984 TG model
Converted interior, including dash, to TG specs
Fitted imported ZZ/R rear panel and tail lights
Torana triple core radiator and twin thermo fans
Lowered suspension, upgraded sway bars all round & poly bushes.
15" alloy wheels
And suddenly - voila - Isuzu PF60 ZZ/R.
Aahh, the 80's, what a time that was, and what a car. All the above probably doesn't sound radical now, but in the 80's this was one of the first EFI DOHC Gemini's in Oz. It got into fast 4's at the time as well.
The engine was standard, but boy did it hammer; it blew almost everything away. It was super reliable, and even more economical than the old 1.6 carby.
That car was amazing, and if I found it today, I would buy it back, or a real example of a PF60 ZZ/R.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2007