GRAHAM Grenness will be on the look-out at Jindera’s swap meet for headlight lenses and a dashboard clock to finish restoring his rare Wolseley limousine.
Sunday’s annual Morgan Country Car Club swap meet is one of two historic vehicle displays at the weekend with Oaklands hosting a truck show.
Mr Grenness, of Jindera, has been restoring cars for most of his life.
“I was a panel beater for 27 years and my son’s a mechanic,” he said.
“I just couldn’t get my daughter to marry a trimmer.”
Mr Grenness paid 25 pounds for a late 1930s Wolseley Series III 25HP LWB 49 years ago.
“That’s equivalent to about $50 and the car is worth between $25,000 and $35,000,” Mr Grenness said.
“I bought it in full working order.
“It just had some mechanical issues that were fixed and the trim needed replacing — the full trim is still to be complete.”
The event is linked to the Classic and Historical Automobile Club of Australia and organisers expect several thousand people to peruse offerings from 200 sites at the Jindera recreation reserve and inspect the cars displayed.
At Oaklands, Graeme Read, of Jerildierie, will enter his 2009 Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycle in the motorbike section of the Oaklands Truck Show, which starts 5pm tomorrow and continues 7am Sunday.
“It’s unusual because of its three wheels and you don’t see too many of them,” he said.