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It may not have been able to dodge a falling roof, but a vintage car which survived a fire in the Wolfenden and Russell building has survived to see sunlight again.
The 1930 Dodge, which was trapped in the building when the roof collapsed in last year's fire, was mechanically extracted from the wreckage this morning.
The building housed clothing retailer Wolfenden and Russell for over a century before closing in 2013.
The devastating fire happened on July 4 last year and at the height of the blaze there were six crews working to get it under control.
Demolition on the building, alongside two other neighbouring earthquake prone buildings on King Edward St commenced yesterday and was expected to take three weeks.
In September, Positive Property Ltd director Justin Stott said the demolition would make way for a three-level building, including 300sqm of retail and 3000sqm of office space, as well as 40 car parks.