Ial­ways liked them and had wanted one pretty much since I was 15 and bought it when I was 17. That car was a bit sad and I re­placed it with this one. This was bought from the orig­i­nal owner 10 years ago. It’s a 202 with Tri­matic. It’s ba­si­cally had new tyres and a few new an­cil­lar­ies like wa­ter pump and ther­mo­stat. That’s it. It gets a lot of at­ten­tion be­cause it’s dif­fer­ent and in orig­i­nal con­di­tion. A lot of peo­ple look at it as a ref­er­ence car. It’s done quite a few in­ter­state trips and is known as ‘Poopy’ in the Torana world.

It’s even a lit­tle bit fa­mous, be­cause it ap­peared in the Molly Mel­drum TV bio.

I was look­ing in the clas­si­fieds for a ute and spot­ted this at an un­be­liev­able price. I went up to Bal­larat and had a look – it’s orig­i­nally from NSW – and bought it on the spot.

It goes well on the free­way, but is a bit heav y around town. We re­cently did a 4000km round trip in a week and it didn’t miss a beat.

My ad­vice for some­one want­ing to buy one: get in be­fore they get too ex­pen­sive.

RIGHT Sim­ple but ef­fec­tive 202 red motor.

TOP RIGHT Ka­t­rina Hol­land is get­ting max value out of her car.

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