QUEENSLANDíS Emily Naughton was raised in a car-mad family, and after kicking around for a while in a í71 Volkswagen Bug, she has very recently upgraded to this stunningly original í72 LJ Torana sedan.
Still powered by a ridgey-didge 173ci sixpot and resplendent in its beautiful gold duco, the car is an ultra-rare stocker thatís in outstanding shape.
Thanks! I bought it about three months ago so I havenít had it for long. I sourced it from a close friend at Parry Road Performance. I donít know much about the history of the car, but it only has 41,000 miles on it, and itís completely original.
Iíve always been into old-school cars. I had my Beetle before the Torana, and my family has been into Holdens my whole life; I grew up around them. My brother has an HQ ute and my partner has an HQ sedan, too. When I was young my dad had a í57 Chev sedan, and now he has a pink and white Chevy wagon.
I love how it looks so tidy and original, and I donít want to change anything about it. I want to keep it stock and look after it because itís going to be worth a fair bit of money one day.
I drive it most weekends, as long as thereís something on. I take it to lots of cruises and shows, or just out for a drive. I generally only drive it on weekends; I donít get it out much during the week.
I donít have a lot of girlfriends who drive old-school cars, except for my friend Kylie Blake. She has a genuine XU-1 Torana, and we go cruising together a lot. But even my friends who arenít into cars appreciate the Torana and enjoy it when I take them out in it.
I just want to drive it and enjoy it. The paint has already been tidied up a bit and itís in really good shape; everything else is exactly as it left the factory and hasnít been restored.
You definitely donít see many of them like that these days! s
Emilyís LJ is in truly incredible original condition: gold duco, pristine factory interior, a 173ci red motor up front and a genuine 41,000 miles on the clock Et r o g pi n re an 41 th