If you could have one classic Holden, what would it be?
Okay, so I've chosen 3.
I'll be honest, when I'm in the shower dreaming about being a classic car owner, it's not often Holdens I have in mind - simply because once you're thinking about driving a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo through Canberra's quiet centre, it's hard to fit anything else in.
But I met up with a lovely chap who owns an FJ sedan and is restoring two FJ panel vans, and I realised right then that everyone wants a classic Holden. Madly.
And given the choice, this is what I'd have:
1) '70 HOLDEN TORANA GTR-X
Despite the fact Holden even printed off sales brochures for it, it was only ever a concept unfortunately.
2) '69 HOLDEN HURRICANE
Also a one-off, and the tight cockpit and lack of air-conditioning does mean it gets impressively stuffy apparently, but it's the most beautiful thing Australia ever made.
3) '48 HOLDEN 48-215 (FX)
So presuming both of those were unavailable, which they would be, my preference would flow to the FX. It's the car that started it, I love the humble but pretty shape, and though the FJ is undoubtedly the better car, I prefer the FX grille.
SO YOUR TURN. WHAT CLASSIC HOLDEN WOULD YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE?
(No newer than 1990)
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