PENGUIN'S Brad Jordan has not always been interested in Holden Toranas.
Motorbikes used to be his preference but he has owned, restored and off-loaded more than 100 cars at last count.
Mr Jordan's 1975 Holden Torana LX SLR 5000 remains in his possession, after he spent several years completely restoring it.
"I've had it for three years," he said.
"A mate of mine had it ... I was supposed to paint it for him and he went to Queensland and got short of money so I ended up buying it off him.
"I got involved in Toranas when I was looking for something to do up for myself.
"Since I was young I used to be always painting cars and other people's cars ... so I bought a little orchid metallic LJ XU 1.
"I drove that, went to the Summernats twice, to Philip Island and we used it when we had it for a seven or eight years.
"You get a lot of appreciation from a Torana.
"You can drive up the street in a late model SV Commodore or something and not really get a second look.
"I don't go to shows like I used to, as I got sick of people picking faults and I don't drive it as much as I probably should.
"Mine is fairly standard apart from the mags.
"I did a complete restoration and I did most of it myself, except for the interior and I got a mate of mine to rebuild the motor.
"I rush it a bit because I'm the contact person for the Sydney Torana Club and they have done about three trips over here.
"They come over with a group and tour the state and when they are up the North-West I go and catch up with them and show them around.
"I work full-time and I am doing another one up at the moment in my spare time.
"I was more into motorbikes when I was younger and the last motorbike I had was a Triumph Tiger, but before that I had a lot of dirt bikes.
"I got into four-wheel-drives for a while ... I had that many cars, probably a lot more than the average person.
"I think I counted over 100 about 10 to 15 years ago and I couldn't remember after that, but I've had a few since then too.
"A lot of them I bought, tidied up and sold. I used to work in the bodywork trade."
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