“AFTER selling my ’75 LH Torana back in 2013, I was left with a hole in my heart – and in my garage.
This article was first published in the September 2019 issue of Street Machine
"A few years later I was ready to buy another Torana, but it had to tick all my boxes: it had to be complete and painted, have a 308 and be tubbed. So I was so happy when I found this one built by Paul Laidlaw.
"It was perfect, with a tough 308 assembled with all the usual good bits like MSD ignition, Stripmaster single-plane manifold, 288 cam and custom Extreme Engineering exhaust. It makes all the right noises.
"The Trimatic gearbox is holding up well and transfers power to a nine-inch diff that currently holds eight-inch rims and 235 ET Street radials, but I can fit 275 rubber under there if required in the future.
"I enjoy weekend cruising, car club events, taking it to Powercruise and racing in the Kenda radial meets. Plans in the future include fitting a towbar and trailer for Street Machine Drag Challenge.”
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