Penned by ItalDesign’s Gugardi and based on the “Asso Di Fiore” design that saw creations like the Lotus Elise Turbo, – General Motors Japanese arm, Isuzu saw great potential for a turbo charged hot hatch and thus the Piazza was born. Available in Australia for just two years, the Piazza was the flagship sports car of the Holden Range. It’s 2.0litre, turbo-charged Isuzu engine produces a whopping 110kw and Nm of torque.
The interior is even more amazing. Full velour seating provides the most luxurious interior and the sports seats with adjustment mechanism was ahead of its time. Replete with more electrics that the millennium falcon, it’s cool central digital dash and adjustable side pods created a cockpit style of driving position. Air-conditioning, cruise control, overdrive, indicators and lights all at your fingertips without having to look anywhere else.
Delivered new in April 1986 to it’s first Victorian owner, it is finished in Silver Metallic with matching Grey Velour, Sports Seats, 4-speed Automatic Transmission and Air-Conditioning. this completely original example is nothing short of a time warp.
In single ownership with its second owner since 1988, it has averaged just 4,800kms each year, with regular servicing and maintenance to keep it in excellent condition. Recently subject to a full major service, belt replacement, all fluids and filters renewed or replaced, new tyres and windscreen, it is ready to be driven and enjoyed as the classic weekend worrier with full 80’s street cred, or a daily driver that is guaranteed to have people stopping you left right and center to ask about this amazing car.
Just 200 examples of the Piazza were made available in Australia. Sadly, all but a few have been lost due to poor care and ownership, which makes the model extremely rare today, let alone in this condition.
The price is firm at $11,500 and available to be viewed in Sydney. So if you are genuinely serious about owning the best conditioned, lowest kilometer and most original Holden Piazza in Australia, please get in touch.
3-door coupe, 4 seats
Rear wheel drive
Automatic 4-speed gearbox
2L engine Turbo
Radio Cassette (with equaliser)
Air con works great
Original waffle rims
- New washer motor
- New fuel injectors
- New back tyres
- Digital dashboard
- Great Retro look
- Interior is very cool
- Very reliable
- Full NSW Rego till Dec 2018