Brock Bathurst winner sells for $2.1million

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 07/10/2018
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

The Holden Dealer Team Commodore that won the Bathurst 1000 in 1982 and ’83 has sold for $2.1million at a special Peter Brock auction in Bathurst.

Held on Saturday night, the Lloyds Auction event offered a large array of original and tribute Brock cars, formerly owned by collector Peter Champion.

The 1982/83 Holden – one of only two chassis in history to win Bathurst twice - was the star of the night.

Driven by Brock and Larry Perkins as #05 in 1982, the car raced as #25 in ’83, which was taken over by the star duo mid-race following engine failure for their own entry.

The car is currently presented in 1983 bodywork and ’82 livery, and had received a bid of $1.6million online before Saturday night's proceedings had even started.

Another of the star performers was the #05 VL Commodore from Bathurst 1987, which sold for $800,000.

The car completed just 34 laps in that year’s Great Race before mechanical failure triggered Brock and co-driver David Parsons to switch into the #10, eventually winning the race.

The auction’s most controversial car, one of the two 1984 Holden Dealer Team ‘Big Banger’ Commodore VKs, failed to sell, passed in at $850,000.

Arguments have long raged over whether the ex-Champion car, or the 1984 HDT VK in Bathurst's National Motor Racing Museum, is the race-winning #05 and which was the #25 entry.

It had been touted before the auction that the VK would sell for more than $2million.

Other cars that were not sold included the Team Brock VX Commodore Supercar that Brock raced alongside Craig Baird in 2002, which reached $320,000.

The auction in Bathurst began with Walkinshaw Andretti United’s current #2 Commodore ZB Supercar going under the hammer.

Offered without an engine and for collection at the end of the 2019 season, it sold for $230,000.

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