Holden UC Torana 3.3 - Reader Ride

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Harold Sutton's Holden Torana UC 3.3

Dad bought this car back in 1979 and he had it running around Melbourne and Adelaide. When he passed away I ended up with it.

I used it as a daily driver for a couple of years. But people kept leaving notes on it where it was parked at work – I guess they wanted to buy it – and I got sick of the attention, so parked it and drove a bomb to work.

I put the sports wheel on it because it’s more comfortable. The original was oval and felt like a football. Someone I worked with had an SL/R wheel and it went well with the sports dash I fitted. I kept the original cluster so it can be changed back.

Harold -suttonHarold Sutton is the second generation to own this car

It’s got the 202 and three-on-the-tree. I enjoy it, it feels good after bouncing around in heavy haulage trucks. Some people talk about them having a harsh ride, but I enjoy it – it feels like a limousine!

The values are going up, but I did have a bit of an argument with my insurance company over what it’s worth. I’ve had a couple of Toranas over time, including an LJ I bought off a friend. This is the last of the sixes. After this the Sunbird four took over and that was the end of it...

 

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