A canary yellow 1926 Citroen B12 roadster was the oldest of 20 cars on display at Jubilee Park on Australia Day, in a joint effort by the Cootamundra Antique Motor Club and the Cootamundra Restorers Car Club.
The Citroen is owned by Paul Ballard, who was given it by a "distant relation" in Kingaroy.
"My relation, Jack Eyres, spent nine years restoring the body from a rusted wreck given to him by a local farmer," Mr Ballard said.
"The farmer had been using it for many years as a ute, after converting it from its original shape.
"From that, it was further down-graded to the role of driving the farm saw-bench, and then it lay idle for the last years of the owner's life.
"His Estate agreed to give the wreck to Jack on the understanding that he had to restore it to original.
"The problem was to find out what 'original' meant because its body had been custom-built in Australia, one of only three built in Melbourne as a 'show car' to travel around to country shows.
"All he had to go by was one faded photograph and the memories of the owner's niece, who was little more than a child when the conversion was done.
"Jack's health was deteriorating and his interests had moved to enclosed cars and after sitting idle for eight years, it was offered to me as the only family member interested in finishing the job.
"The process is continuing, but meanwhile the car is quite useable. Maybe one day we will find out how accurate the body is!"
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