Peter Brock’s 1982/1983 Bathurst-Winning HDT VH Commodore sold for $2.1 million at a Lloyds auction on the weekend breaking the Australian record. The famous record-breaking vehicle was the first car to win two Bathurst races in a row and has continued to break records 35 years later.
“This result really shows that Peter’s legacy lives on and that people valued him as not only as one of the best drivers in motorsport but as a person,” said Peter Champion – Owner of HDT.
“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” continued Mr. Freeman.
From the great results and interest in the auction Lloyds believes that many more race cars, cars with chrome bumpers and cars with links to Peter Brock will soon surface to the market including pieces of rare memorabilia.
The auction event attracted the attention from not only thousands of people but racing legends including Allan Moffat, Fred Gibson and David Parsons striking excitement within the crowd.
The Walkinshaw Andretti United Auction also proved popular in the bidding where their Supercar #2 Scott Pye/Chassis race car which included a VIP experience throughout the 2019 season. The owner will be entitled to all of the special benefits during the 2019 Supercars Championship season including hot laps, card passes and other hospitality opportunities.
It was a massive weekend for motoring enthusiasts where Brock’s cars were returned to the mountain on the Bathurst 1000 race weekend in an event that honoured the passion and dedication of everyone involved. Peter Brock’s protégé Craig Lowndes also auctioned off his race suit that he will wear during the Bathurst 1000 race to raise money for the Supercars Drought Relief Auction.