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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-05-04, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have a small problem. My 14 y.o son was recently given a 74 LH Torana. The cars not in too bad of nick, minimal rust, 13mth old 202 4 speed, UC subframe and brakes, rusty mags. The problem is he has very little interest in most things automotive. I think he had grand visions of dad dragging home a EVO. So now I have a LH Torrie sitting in the backyard.As I have leanings to the blue oval, I've been looking for a XA/XB coupe (don't care what condition it was in)or XW/XY shell to do up as a final project to keep with little joy. So should I build the Torrie up as a SL/R or sell it and continue my pursuit of a coupe shell?
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Id say go the coupe. But im biased :)

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ditto go the coupe if you can find one
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Re: Torana...Keep it or sell it.

He doesn't want it, you don't really want it, I don't see the problem. You should sell it and invest the money for your son so he can put it towards any car he likes when he is ready.

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Re: Torana...Keep it or sell it.

Sell it and buy a Camira.
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Re: Torana...Keep it or sell it.

While I am biased to Ford in a big way, I have no problem with Torries. And having one sitting in my backyard would spark the buildup of a blown SBC....

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Re: Torana...Keep it or sell it.

As your son has very little intrest in anything to do with automotive why dont u just get him an ordinary car when hes a bit older... go get and save the Coupe for yourself!

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Sell it and buy a Camira.


seriously though get the coupe, or maybe an eski
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Re: Torana...Keep it or sell it.

id love a torana....

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or an SLR5000

i missed out on my uncles LJ coz i said bad things about holdens to him :( i would get the whole car, minus motor and tranny, but i get to keep the shortened 4.11 9", rollcage, and harnesses hahha....

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Re: Torana...Keep it or sell it.

i was gonna say to do it up as an slr, and he will love it.... nice red......

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