EMILY NAUGHTON

> LOGAN, QUEENSLAND

STORY ANDREW BROADLEY PHOTOS STEVE KELLY

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.

Beaut little Torana, Emily!

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.

What got you involved with cars?

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.

What was it about the Torana that appealed to you?

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.

How often do you get out in it?

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.

Are many of your girlfriends into cars?

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.

Any grand plans for the car?

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.

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EVERYTHING IS EXACTLY AS IT LEFT THE FACTORY AND HASNíT BEEN RESTORED. YOU DONíT SEE MANY LIKE THAT THESE DAYS

ONE IN STOCK:

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