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Car has that lived-in feel? Get the bugs off
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SHAUN Lehmann steps back in time every
time he opens the door to his pride and joy,
his 1962 Holden EK.
The EK, a car that oozes the rock and roll era,
received a complete restoration just over a
decade ago, and is still proving to be reliable
The Freeling local said he decided to purchase
the EK because of his love for old American
"The styling of the EK is what I love," he said.
"It has that cool shape, the big fins, and it is
the Australian version of the old American
When Shaun bought the EK in 1994, it had
previously been restored, but it was due for
"I completely restored it in 1996 and rebuilt
the motor, and then we took off to Summernats
in Canberra," he said.
"I went all through the car and, even today,
I have no trouble -- I would drive it around
Australia if I had to."
The trip to the motor festival was the largest
journey the EK has been taken on, but it wasn't
the most comfortable or fuel efficient.
"I spent four days at Summernats and drove
home, it was a hell of trip in an old Holden,"
"But there was no power steering, no
"I was getting 200 kilometres out of a tank
never do it again."
Holden's Elizabeth plant closes at the end of
2017, ending a time in history which saw many
iconic vehicles made in Australia.
Shaun said he expects the closure to increase
the value of old Holdens, and not just for
"Now, it is a collector's item, because they will
have stopped making Holdens in Australia by
the end of this year," he said.
Shaun said the funniest part about owning the
car was the automatic friendships he was able
to make with it.
"I can't even get petrol without someone
coming up and saying, 'yeah, I had one of
those when I was a lad', and they want to have
a chat," he laughed.
"It brings back people's memories, and that's
all part of the fun -- I love it and I would never
get bored of it."
restored it in 1996
and rebuilt the motor,
and then we took oﬀ to
Summernats in Canberra.
- SHAUN LEHMANN
Freelingʼs Shaun Lehmann is a very proud EK owner, still getting it out and driving it everyday.
PHOTO: Laura Collins
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