LETTER OF THE MONTH

FIRST BASE

Damien Smith

EMAIL: WHEELS@WHEELSMAG.COM.AU

FIRST BASE

Iíve grown up with the first model Commodore. Dad traded in a HR Premier for a Jasmine Yellow basemodel VB sedan, a 202 manual with vinyl seats. It was his daily.

In 2000, this Sandalwood metallic beauty came into his hands, and later mine. A 1979 VB SL/E 308 pack, factory 5.0-litre with a four-speed. Aged 18, I took a very big interest in it.

Iím now a part owner of this rare car. Sure it missed out on electric windows and central locking, but the headlight washers and wipers work.