Late Australian racing legend Peter Brock amassed a collection of some of the most powerful race cars under Holden’s semi-official racing team, the Holden Dealer Team (HDT).
He was crowned Bathurst’s King of the Mountain an incredible nine times. Five of those wins came between 1980 and 1990, when he stepped in as the team principal.
The iconic and famous Commodores he took to victory during that time are now up for auction with Lloyd’s Auctions this weekend, coinciding with the annual Bathurst V8 races.
The collection includes the “Big Banger”, the “Blue Meanie”, and the most expensive one of the lot, the 1982/1983 Bathurst-winning HDT VH Commodore SS which has a price guide of $1.6 million.
But fans who watched Brocky tear up the Mountain in the 70s will most likely be drawn to the LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback, which presents like a bit of a bargain at an expected price of $300,000.
There’s also Brock’s very first car that he bought for $10 from a local school teacher when he was 12, and modified in his bedroom that he shared with his brother Neil in the family home in Hurstbridge, Victoria.
Extremely rare memorabilia such a mounted pair of signed racing gloves and a Targa Tasmania 2002 Monaro Racing Team shirt are on offer as well.
Here’s a look at 10 of the most iconic and rare cars up for auction this weekend.
1982/1983 Bathurst-winning HDT VH Commodore SS
Price guide: $1.6 million
1957 Austin 7 paddock bomb – Peter Brock’s very first car
Price guide: $7,600
1984 HDT “Big Banger” VK Commodore
Price guide: $625,000
1985 Holden VK Group A “Blue Meanie”
Price guide: $160,000
1987 Holden VL Group A “Race Car”
Price guide: $605,000
1979 Holden Torana A9X
Price guide: $300,000
1953 Holden 48/215
Price guide: $22,000
1956 Austin A30
Price guide: $37,000
1989 Mobil 1 Racing Ford Sierra RS500
Price guide: $565,000
1981 Chevrolet Monza
Price guide: $80,000
The auction will be held at the Bathurst V8 race on Saturday October 6 at 8pm. For more information, head here.
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