CRAIG Martin's beloved 1968 Holden Premier is more than 50 years old, but has only 82,000 on the clock.
Admittedly, that's miles, not kilometres, but it still shows that the Premier has had a good life.
Mr Martin bought the head-turner when he was just 16 and in his first job at the old Fav's Fruitorium, "bagging up potatoes and onions" after school, and he has just given the vehicle its latest makeover.
"I was on my Ls and was looking for a car and saw this up the top of Lambert Street," he said. "I took it for a drive, came back and gave him [the owner] $2500 for it."
In comparison, this latest spruce-up for the Premier has cost Mr Martin a conservative $30,000 - including around $16,000 for the spray job alone.
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Presents for birthdays, even for Valentine's Day, have been put towards the makeover.
But it's been nothing if not comprehensive - even the screws in the chrome are brand new now.
"This is the biggest one [makeover] that I have done," Mr Martin said.
Mr Martin no longer drives the Premier around town day to day (he's got a Hyundai Excel for that role), but did take it to a car show at nearby Spring Hill recently and is used to it getting plenty of attention - whether it is out on the open road or not.
It's on historic plates now, but Mr Martin reckons the Premier has plenty of life in it yet.
"It's still on its original motor and it purrs along," he said.
"It's 50 years old. It's a classic now."
Mr Martin wanted to thank Kyle from Spray FX for the job he did on the Premier.