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Nicknamed "Black Betty" due to Betty Boop-themed interior accessories, the 1962 Cadillac convertible owned by Liz Carmichael has been in the family for more than 30 years.
"We brought it down from Auckland."
It has been modernised with new steering, a new stereo and six-way power seats and an electric retractable roof.
Mrs Carmichael said her children had grown up with the car.
"We’ve been just about everywhere, it is a good family car."
Although on first glance the convertible was black, on closer inspection red metallic flecks could be spotted, making a subtle connection to the interior decor of red leather.
A favourite experience for Mrs Carmichael was driving it "topless" with the retractable roof down.
A Cadillac was a "top of the range" car to buy when it was new, Mrs Carmichael said.
"It’s a cruiser. It’s a couch on wheels."
As a member of the Conrodders Rod and Custom Club which has been a supporter of the charity cruise over the years, Mrs Carmichael was happy to help contribute to a good cause, she said.