The 2017 Holden Commodore, complete with a soundtrack of radio transmissions, is part of a revamp of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum’s transport and technology gallery.
"It's one of our show pieces.
"So it was time to refresh it and see if we could improve a few things and bring in some new elements as well."
The computing section had been upgraded with more devices on display and modernised decorations.
This included a Dunedin-made arcade game for visitors to play and footage from the 1940s of cars racing around Otago Harbour.
"There's a lot of nostalgia associated with transport, but the previous iteration of this gallery, in terms of the transport story, was focused very much on motoring.
The Otago Motor Club supported and provided funding towards the restoration project, which took two years to complete.
"One of the other reasons for making some changes in here was to enhance the Otago Motor Club story, because it's a very important transportation story for us and they are also a big supporter of the museum."
"Hopefully, there's something for everybody in here and it'll attract as many people as we can."