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1994 Pontiac Firebird Raffle Car
June 23, 2017
The winner of an elite custom car will have to sit in the passenger seat for the next few years as his mum takes the wheel.
Seventeen-year-old Shane Jenkins, from Finley, was over the moon when he was told on Friday the 23rd of June 2017 he had bought the winning ticket in Shepparton Motor Museum’s Pontiac Firebird raffle.
But despite getting his licence as soon as he legally could, the driver’s seat of the classic American muscle car will be out of bounds for a while yet.
The vehicle’s power-to-mass ratio exceeds what he is legally allowed to drive on a probationary licence.
‘‘I’ve sat in it, that’s about all I can do,’’ Shane said.
Museum curator Graeme Balfour said thousands of $10 raffle tickets had been sold during the past few months to car lovers all across Australia.
Shepparton News January 10, 2017