A1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000

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Vehicle: A1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000

Engine: L31 308

Transmission: Four-speed manual

Colour: Contessa Gold

Name: Stu MacLeod

From: Invercargill

When and why did you buy it? 1998, I liked it

What is the vehicle’s history? Australasian assembled, New Zealand-new, five owners

Have you altered it in any way? No, I like original cars

What’s it like to drive? Drives very well

What’s it worth? Doesn’t matter, it’s not for sale

Where’s your favourite stretch of road? State Highway 6 – Devil’s Staircase

Top speed? Unsure, I have never pushed too hard

Best driving experience? West Coast, South Island

Worst driving experience? Auckland traffic

What other vehicles of note have you owned? 1970 Capri 3000E, 1977 Falcon GS ute, 1987 2.8 Capri (which I still own)

Best music to drive to? Beck, Odelay

Describe your driving style: Smooth

If you could go for a drive in any vehicle it would be a… ? XA GT Falcon Coupe RPO 83

What was the first car you ever bought? 1974 Mark III Cortina

Do you belong to any clubs? Southland Holden Enthusiasts Club (I’m a classic car enthusiast, I don’t care what badge it has on it)

EVENT: Aussie Crawl 2017, Saturday, June 17, Invercargill to Te Anau via an undisclosed route. Hosted by the Southland Holden Enthusiasts Club. Any Australian marque welcome. For more information or to register, phone Rod, 029 223 0796, or Vicki, 027 244 0467, or email secretary@southlandholdenclub.co.nz

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