Peter Brock’s 1982/1983 Bathurst-Winning HDT VH Commodore has sold for $2.1 million at auction, setting an Australian record.`
The VH sale was part of the Brock Collection auction, held by Lloyds Auctions, that saw more than 30 Brock-related cates go under the hammer at Bathurst – the track where Brock’s unparalleled nine wins set the benchmark for Australia’s greatest Motorsport event.
The collection also featured cars such as the ‘Big Banger’; the Group C Commodore in which Brock won the James Hardie 1000 in Bathurst, Sandown 500 and Surfers Paradise 300.
That car, however, did not sell, with debate still raging as to whether it is the actual Brock Bathurst winner or the sister car that finished second in that race.
Whatever the truth there, the fact that an astonishing $2million has been paid for a 35-year-old car is pretty mind-boggling and goes to prove how popular the classic and motorsport markets are in Australia.
“Thousands of people came through our doors on Saturday, taking photos, sharing stories, parents passing on the legacy of Peter Brock to their children. This passion and enthusiasm for Peter Brock and these cars will definitely continue to live on,” said Bill Freeman Head Auctioneer of Lloyds Auctions.
“The amount paid for this car doesn’t surprise me with its rich history and shows that the market is strong and is continuing to grow.”